This is the final part of a seven part mini series answering your questions about why you aren’t getting the results you want from your gym. If you missed it, you can start at the beginning.

If you who have been following, lets have a quick recap.

In part 6 discussed overtraining, In part 5 we discussed consistency, and you know from part 4 of this mini series that proper training is important if you are to get the results.

If you read part 1, part 2, and part 3, you’ll also know the first reason you aren’t getting results in the gym is because you aren’t progressing your workouts, the second is that you aren’t tracking your progress, and the third is that your nutrition isn’t dialed in.

The final reason in this series is as follows. You’re probably not maximising your time in the gym.

Hear me out on this one as I know it may sound too obvious. But think about your last workout and what you actually did. Maybe you did spend a whole hour in the gym, but how much of that time was genuinely spent doing a solid workout?

Once you had got changed, had a chat with your mate in the locker room, untangled your headphones, picked a playlist to listen to, filled up your water, chatted to someone else, checked Instagram and refilled your water bottle again, how much time did you actually spend working out?

And if you can honestly say you spent the full hour in the gym working out, then ask yourself this question too:

Did you really push yourself?

So many people go to the gym and lift the same weights for the same amount of reps time and time again. It’s not challenging them and it’s certainly not helping them make progress.

But what people tend to do is get into a mentality where by purely going to the gym is enough for them to justify to themselves that they are doing enough and are still making progress, even when these workouts are actually doing very little.

Do not become complacent – train with purpose.

If you want more purpose in your training, you want the guidance of a coach, and you could really do with some motivation to lose weight and improve your health, then you might be interested in working with me. I work online with clients to support them through nutrition and weight loss coaching and online personal training.

Working remotely allows me to give my clients far more support than I ever could in person and everything we do is accessible through my app the client portal from any computer or mobile device.

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