WHY SO MANY WOMEN GET LESSER RESULTS FROM THEIR TRAINING: As I touched on in my story, I’m still seeing pretty consistent progress out of my training even after over a decade. (Hai, quads!) So let’s talk about some mistakes many ladies are making that hold them back in the gym:
If muscle growth is your focus, understand that you're playing a long game. There is no shortcut to quicker muscle growth. It only comes as a result of an increased demand for strength (by either reps, weight, or sets). So you're not 'tricking' your body into growing any faster by changing programs. Stay patient, see programs through for longer than a few weeks. More than likely your interest will wane far before the program's efficacy does. ---
2️⃣ Mistaking Showing Up for Effort:
While you need not leave the gym exhausted from every session, most people work below their means. Focused more on checking off a list of things to do, rather than on effort and intensity. It's okay to have a 'meh' workout now and then, but why not see what happens when you challenge yourself to go above and beyond this week. Truly push yourself to failure, double down on form and ROM. Even on a stale program, this practice leads to more consistent progress and confidence in our efforts. ---
3️⃣Mistaking High Intensity vs High Volume:
Cardio and strength training each work most effectively when kept separate. Yet too many women are only willing to do programs which are somewhere in the middle. Then are disappointed when their results don't correlate to their efforts. Unless crossfit type programming is something you genuinely prefer and enjoy, I'd suggest an approach which allows you to focus on strength alone. Then adding cardio only as needed or preferred. ---
Further, for too many ladies their training is something of a punishment. Endured rather than enjoyed. And I’d argue unless you truly enjoy and respect the process, the results will always suffer.
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