Top 5 Biggest Training Mistakes To Avoid:
There are little mistakes that won’t be too costly for you but then there are the big ones that repeated enough will totally upend any and all progress. Here are the top 5 BIGGEST training mistakes you want to avoid.
5) Going about it on your own – when you attempt to piece together your own workout, what will inevitably happen is any one (or more) of the following:
1) you’ll get bored of doing the same routine. It’s either the program a trainer wrote you 2 years ago or it’s the home video which you can recite.
2) you’ll get injured having done exercises improperly
3) you’ll get frustrated from lack of results because you don’t know what you’re doing
I guarantee one of those 3 things will happen when you go at it on your own. When you seek out the help of a fitness professional, you are saving yourself time and money. The time factor is obvious enough but yes, you’re saving money too.
If you have to try every single program out there before you finally do it right, I guarantee the sum of all those programs is less than what you could have spent had you invested in a fitness professional to coach and guide you.
Everything I’ve ever been involved in and wanted to be better at, I’ve hired coaches. Here’s the thinking: you have what I want. Get me from where I am to where you are in as quick a manner as possible revealing all the mistakes I would make, but now won’t because I have you to tell me about them. That’s the Daniel Aleksa theory of coaching.
4) Not pushing yourself – You might be scared to push yourself, I understand that. You might not know what it means to push yourself, I understand that too. Frankly, you might also just put up adversity to hard work, which if that’s the case, you can’t be helped by me. You have to do your own soul searching on that one.
Whatever the reason, not pushing yourself is a big mistake. If you train for results, not pushing yourself is not an option. You gotta look deep inside and figure out what you’re made of.
Hard work – learn to love it and you’ll never be for want.
3) Not tracking progress – without measuring and tracking some set of numbers, you’re leaving your results up to chance. You measure your bank account monthly, weekly or daily to track your financial health, why not have some monthly measure of your fitness health?
2) No accountability measure – you need to have something or someone who’s explicit purpose is to keep you in line. We all get sidetracked, that much is expected, but it’s how you respond when you get sidetracked that matters.
Who or what is holding you to account? My recommendation is to have someone to answer to but don’t let it be yourself because you’re terrible at it!
Generally speaking, we’re terrible at holding ourselves accountable. I know this too be true and is why I have, on my desk in front of me, no less than 4 different items that hold me accountable to doing the things I said I would do.
I have to answer to them and that’s that. If you’re serious about your results, you should have to answer for them.
1) Inconsistency – this is far and away the biggest mistake you can make. You can have great form, great intensity, a method for tracking progress AND an accountability partner (who if you’re making this mistake is failing in their duty), but if you’re doing the start/stop thing, that’s a long and frustrating road.
Either be all in or be all out.
Once you decide you’re going to shed the pounds and get fit, just decide and be done with it. You don’t have to struggle making a renewed commitment each week, month or year. To be inconsistent is to be indecisive.
If you have a child, you probably decided early that you’re going to care for it. Once decided, you didn’t after 6 weeks say, “oh man, this is my busy season so this caring for my child thing is getting tough!”
That’s intentionally absurd to illustrate a point. Treat your fitness habit as such.
To start and stop is to decide one month to get in shape and be healthy, and then decide the next that, basically, that was a bad idea.
I don’t want to hear about your reasons why you stopped, I don’t care.
You do it and that’s it.
That’s all there is, you just do it.
Here’s a few Motivators for your Monday that decided only one time who they’re going to be and what they’re going to do:
My sister has 5 kids, oldest of 11. I can’t recall a time I ever heard her use her kids as a reason why she can’t exercise. She finds a way, and always has.
I got a client, in his 60’s, drives some 700 miles a week for his job. Does he call me saying “I’m tired and had a long week”? No, no he does not. He does the work.
The ultimate Motivator of them all, my wife, 7 months pregnant with twins. She will piss you off how much she’ll outwork and outpace you.
You want her to stop. You expect her to stop, to slow down, to take a breather.
But she does not.
She’s a motivator, as pure as they come.
Committed to your success,
P.S. You want to workout with her? She’s teaching tonight at 4:30pm and you can try it out FREE for you and a friend, just text FIT8 to 31996 and I’ll get you set up. Below is our summer schedule.