So you’re working hard in the gym, eating healthy everyday but you’re STILL not seeing results?!
Girl, we have all been there! Let’s be real – putting in the effort day in and day out and not seeing results can feel frustrating AF.
But don’t worry, I am here to give you all the juicy details so that you can move forward with the power of knowledge on your side and get RESULTS that last!
Remember babes, fitness is meant to add to your life, not take away from it.
Get ready to learn, queens!
Here are some of the top reasons why your progress is slow –
Not utilising progressive overload
If an exercise feels easy for you, it’s probably not going to help change your physique!
A common mistake lots of people make is not using progressive overload in their training. You need to continually push yourself out of your comfort zone and challenge your body in order for it to adapt. You can apply progressive overload to your training by gradually increasing the resistance, reps, or sets that you do.
You should aim to increase the weights you are using at least every two weeks, or whenever the exercise starts to feel easy. You want to ensure that you are increasing the weight you lift as you get stronger so your body can see better results.
Babes, don’t shy away from weights – it may be time to graduate from the dumbbell squats and start doing barbell squats!
If your exercise form and technique is incorrect, you will not be working the correct muscles and therefore will not see results. The best way to ensure you have correct exercise form is to look at yourself in the mirror and adjust your body as necessary.
My philosophy is to teach my girls to lift with proper technique and form before increasing weights. Knowledge is power, queens! And that applies to training too which is why the LSF app has a video demonstration with each exercise so you can learn to lift like a boss!
Lack of mind-muscle connection
If you let your mind wander and exercise mindlessly, you are likely not activating the correct muscles and making the most of each exercise. It is important to be actively thinking about what your muscles are doing with each exercise so you can efficiently perform the movement.
Trust me, you’ll feel the exercise intensify much more if you concentrate on what your muscles are doing.
Not getting enough sleep
You are consistently getting less than 7 hours of sleep per night, you might be sabotaging your progress. The body recovers and repairs itself during sleep. Sleep is needed to help muscle recovery, stabilise appetite and boost metabolism. Aim for at least 7-9 hours sleep per night to accelerate your progress!
Lack of consistency with nutrition
Babes, you know the saying “you can’t out exercise a bad diet” is said for a reason! Consuming enough calories is vital – too little calories places your body under stress and too many calories slows down fat loss progress.The macronutrients you consume are just as important as your calorie level.
A healthy balance of protein, carbs and fats will ensure your body has all it needs to regulate your metabolism and accelerate your progress. All my LSF programs come with a meal plan individualised to your preferences so you can nail your nutrition!
If you feel like your progress has been a little slow, make sure you take these factors into consideration. It’s important to ensure your goals are realistic – progress does not happen overnight and is a journey. As long as you have patience and are consistent with training and nutrition, progress will come.
My LSF programs make achieving progress easier, giving you easy-to-follow workouts and meals plans to incorporate into your lifestyle.