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The Gentlemen’s Curb

It’s The Gentlemen’s Curb a lifestyle blog where fashion meets fitness in a BIG way. We are back to share some more information with you. The hub for men of size.

Top Reasons Why Most Fitness Routines are Flawed

If you have been trying to achieve your fitness goals for a long time, and keep on failing, it might not be you to blame. Most fitness routines are flawed, as they don’t take into consideration your individual abilities, strength level, preferences, motivation level, and the goals you would like to achieve. Before you’d give up for good, you might want to have a closer look at your routine. Find a few signs that it is flawed below.

Not Focusing on the Purpose

You should never start a fitness routine without a purpose, or you will lose your motivation in a short time. Instead of simply following the crowd, you will have to find a workout method that is most effective for what you want it to work for. As an example, if you would like to strengthen your shoulders and legs, you can try boxing or barbell exercise classes. If you want to build endurance, you can try HIIT.

Wrong Setting

You might be tempted to sign up with the gym that is closest to your home or work, without checking out the place first. This is a mistake. The setting and atmosphere will have a huge influence on your success. You have to make sure that the fitness instructors are understanding and experience, and can keep you safe. You might want to sign up for a trial before you make a final decision to avoid disappointments.

Getting Bored

One of the main reasons people give up on their workout routines is that they get bored with the same setting, routine, and moves. You have to learn to alternate the different forms of exercise, making sure that all of them are delivering the maximum benefits. You can go swimming on Monday morning, play tennis on Tuesday, go to the gym for a couple of days during the week, and take long hikes over the weekend.

Not Allowing Rest

If working out is all sweating and no fun, you are more likely to give up. If you can’t find a motivation to exercise, you’ll be glad to know that your muscles will need restoration periods as well as training. This means that you can have one or two rest days when you let your body realign itself and build the muscles the right way. You might still stay active but significantly reduce your intensity level.  

Lack of Combination

Doing only high intensity interval training or yoga will not deliver the results you are looking for. It is important that you change the intensity of your workout every now and then. Even during one session, you can have some exercises that will focus on building strength, while others to tone up your legs. This will make you build strength and muscles in a more balanced way.

Not all workout routines are created equal. It is important that you choose the right setting, venue, and exercises based on what you would like to achieve and your current fitness level.