Friday, July 2, 2010

Why You're Not Getting The Results You Want, Part 4

I think you'd agree that someone might be able to get to a destination just by getting in his :-) car and driving but that he'd get there faster if you he had directions.

The same holds true for fitness.

Reason #4: You're winging it.

Why waste time cobbling together a routine from magazine articles or internet websites?

First of all, just because something's been published somewhere doesn't make it correct or up-to-date or right for your goals.

Second, do you know which exercises are most effective? Do you know how to make sure your opposing muscle groups are balanced? Do you even know which muscles oppose one another? Probably not and why would you?

Third, on the off chance that you did put together a balanced and effective program, are you sure you know how to perform all the exercises correctly?

Would you defend yourself in court, install your own roof or pull your own infected tooth? Most of us would not. So, why do the majority of people insist on winging their exercise program rather than having a workout routine designed specifically for them by a qualified fitness coach?

You don't have to work with a trainer all the time. You can just get a program and go through it as many times as you need to be sure you're doing the exercises correctly.

It's definitely a safer and more effective option than winging it.

In case you missed any of them, here are the previous parts of Why You're Not Getting The Results You Want...

Part 1
Part 2
Part 3


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