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Why are so many people just missing the boat when it comes to designing an effective bodyweight workout? I mean, it’s not rocket science. What is it that world class trainers know that the average trainee doesn’t?
There are lots of little tips and tricks to make a bodyweight workout more effective at helping you reach your goals. However, there are two main things you need to know: Progression and Consistency.
Yeah, what else is new, right? But wait, what I’m telling you is actually the REASON why people fail at achieving their fitness goals. First, they don’t stick to their program long enough.
Three Reasons Why People don’t Stick to their Programs
Why don’t they stick to their program long enough? There are three possible reasons why: 1) The program doesn’t work, and 2) The program is boring, or 3) The program is too hard.
Newbies make this mistake a lot: They’ll get all worked up about some really great workout that they saw, and make all these promises to themselves. Two days later, they’ve given up on their goals because they realize how hard their workout is.
The only people that really get excited about “intense workouts” are those that have been training for a while already. Everyone else wants the easy way out.
The Last Piece of the Puzzle
So out of those three reasons, we’ve covered two: 1) Doing too much, too soon, and 2) If a workout is too easy, it won’t work. The last piece of the puzzle is making it FUN.
A challenging workout is a fun workout. But the degree of challenge must fall between these two extremes: too easy, and too difficult. This level of challenge is different for different people.
The truth is, you won’t get it right the first time. It’s going to take you a few weeks to determine what exactly your level of fitness is, and when is it that you are doing TOO MUCH, and when is it that you are doing TOO LITTLE.
Start a Training Diary
For advanced athletes, I hope you guys are keeping a training diary. Because it is in your training diary that you will find the answer to the all-time fitness question: How do I keep PROGRESSING?
The answer just may be that you need a new program, a new set of exercises, and a new set of variables. That’s when you know it’s time to do some new research.
I want to you to take a moment to determine how exactly you can do this research. Ask yourself what you can do take your fitness to the next level.
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