By MH Staff - Posted on 14th October 2013
Thinking about building a better body? Don’t do these three things
Having an unrealistic idea of what it takes to get results naturally. They set unrealistic goals and get frustrated when they don’t achieve radical transformations. When things don’t “magically” happen as they expected they start looking for the latest supplement or new training programme instead of being more disciplined and sticking it out. It helps to set short, medium and long terms goals.
Instead of taking the time and effort to learn correct technique or get strong at the basics first they skip this and try to perform advanced movements with too much load. It also causes the beginner to push through pain and injury and neglect the other side of the training equation being proper recovery. Get professional help and learn the basics properly before progressing.
Strength should be the number one fitness variable you chase if you are seriously wanting to change your physique and performance. Being new to and excited about training and getting results causes beginners to focus on how sore they feel the next day. It’s good to work hard but if you initially trash yourself and don’t leave room to improve gradually your progress will plateau very quickly. Chasing strength and performance goals in a planned, progressive and gradual way is necessary for long-term success.