- May 19, 2019
Having trouble progressing with your exercise or seeing results? Dylan Arnold, an NYHRC personal trainer at 13th street, has some tips that might explain why you aren’t seeing the gains or losses you’re working toward.
There are a couple of things that could be going on here, but the two most common are not pushing hard enough or pushing too hard. You have to find a middle ground that works for you, and the easiest way to do this is with trial and error.
Today, let’s focus on not pushing hard enough.
Been doing the same workout for a couple of months but stopped seeing results? That may be because your body has become used to used to that single, specific workout and no longer needs to adapt! There are a few easy solutions to this, such as shortening rest times between your sets, adding weight or reps to your workouts, or finding progressions for that particular workout. There’s always a way to make a workout more challenging—you just have to find it! For example, let’s say lunges have become easy for you: try completing a pulse rep at the bottom of each rep (quarter or even half way of the movement before standing up). This is going to put your muscles under tension for a longer period of time, thereby working that muscle harder than you have before!
Be sure to tune in next week for the next tip in overcoming progress stagnation. Have any questions? Reach out to Dylan at @arnoldylan15 on Instagram.