6 Reasons People Quit Fitness Programs1. Change is hard2. Missing the instant gratification from old food and snacks3. Impatient and frustrated with their results4. Lack of support from family, friends and co-workers5. Time6. MotivationThese are a few observations I’ve made over the years. I am by no means a behavior expert, but I thought this might help some who are on the weight-loss and fitness rollercoaster and haven’t figured out why they’re struggling.
When’s the last time you missed a heavy bench press rep in training? Do you remember what happened? It’s likely that you started strong and fast, only to have the bar hit an imaginary brick wall and grind to a halt.
Whether you miss a few inches off the chest or just short of lockout, sticking points are terribly frustrating. We all have them. They’re the bumper-to-bumper traffic jam of powerlifting. And just like that line of brake lights that stretches to the horizon, it’s ineffective at best to try to blast through it.
Okay, maybe I am a rookie trainer to be saying this but I won't promise any results. Nope, nada. You read that right. I think there is too many trainers out there who say that if you stick with my program you will expect to loose X pounds by X date. Satisfaction guaranteed or your money back. It’s a great sales technique but it’s not my style. I create SMART goals with my clients. What is SMART? I’ll tell you.S-Specific (I will loose 4 lbs in one month)
Hitting a plateau is a common experience. It can be one of the most de-motivating things that can happen in fitness. Plateaus are the number one reason why people abandon exercise. They bring on feelings of discouragement, confusion, and utter frustration. Thankfully, overcoming them is easy... so long as you are prepared and know how overcome them.
So lately I've been following the Insanity workout and have been enjoying it. Yes I said enjoying it. In less than a month I will take on the Insanity Certification and cannot wait. This fall I will begin teaching Insanity classes at The Body Mill. If high intensity interval Training is the challenge you are looking for then stop on in. The results from Insanity are amazing. This is actually my second time doing the program. Almost anyone can do Insanity. The key is to follow your own pace and listen to your body. Rest when needed.
I've often joked that when they were handing out virtues in heaven, the line for patience was too long and I just couldn't be bothered to wait! Hey, I had to hurry up and be born already! I had an amazing life to get to living! (I was born a month early and have been going ever since!) In life at times, being impatient has served me both well and, well, not so well.
Ever noticed how sporting teams has success over a long period of time? The players change but the results stays them same. They have a great system. How does that relate to exercise?
If you go into gym and just do a series of random trainings, then that'S what your results will be ... random. However if you follow your plan or 'system' that has the basic body movements of pushing, pulling, squatting and hinging or 'old school' training your results wil not be random. They will be awesome.