2 Mistakes You're Making at the Gym



Having worked as a personal trainer in Hull for the last 9 years and working at various gyms in Hull before that, I have to say that there's 2 mistakes I see 99% of people make.

Are you making these?


Let's see shall we


1. Your not intense enough


If you go through the motions and are not at least a bit out of breath or struggling with the weights you are lifting or cardio exercise your performing your not training with enough intensity.


I'm not saying to go 100mph on everything but you shouldn't finish an

exercise thinking I could of done a lot more.

Think of a scale of 1-10


10 being absolutely everything you have got, you can't physically give any more.

You should be working at a 7-8 on most exercises.


Are there times where you can tone it down a bit? Of course but I have seen too many people

working at a 4 or 5 and wondering why they don't see results.


Although I do find this quote a bit corny I do believe it to be true;


"If it doesn't challenge you, it doesn't change you"


It's so true. How do you expect your body to change if you are not challenging it enough?


It won't.

It doesn't matter how fit you are, that scale above is the same for everybody.


An effort level of 5 out of 10 might be someone else's 7-8 out of 10. Don't stay at the same pace as them if you can go faster, raise yours to an 8 and watch the results.



2. You don't train with heavier enough weights to stimulate any change in your body


Just recently I have started training 2 people, it's probably only been about 4-5 weeks

and the difference is amazing.


Wanna know why?


Because I push them to go heavier with their weights.

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I would never give them something too heavy to injure them obviously but I know

that I can push them to go that slightly bit heavier and the difference has shown.


Keep this in my mind when lifting weights;

Say for example it you are performing 3 sets of 10-15 reps (it doesn't matter what exercise)

Those last 2-3 reps should be a struggle, not to the point where you fail but it should be hard work.


Let's say your are using 10kg for this and you complete 3 sets of 15 quite comfortably

you know you need to up the weight but go less reps, once you have built up to the 15 reps

being comfortable again then up the weight.




If you are not making the progress you want to make it's probably down to at least one of these.


So are you doing both or do you need to work on them?

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