How many of you are a 3 sets of 10 reps all year round person? Now, I’m not saying there’s anything wrong with that if you’re making progress and you’re happy. But if you have plateaued and looking to break through it or simply want to increase output (useful) during a fat loss phase then intensity techniques are a good tool to use.
There are several ways to do this if you train alone:
Great post by @cartergood I personally think for most people it’s not being active enough and eating too many calories. #Repost@cartergood (@get_repost)
9 REASONS YOU'RE NOT LOSING WEIGHT
It can be super-duper discouraging to see your weight stay the same for multiple days or even weeks...
Which if you think about it, is a bit silly, right?
It's funny how we get so emotionally invested in the up & down movement of a three-digit number that's affected by literally hundreds of different things!
If we are just looking at the fat loss portion of weight loss, there are a few key things that could be having an impact...
If your weight's not changing, it might be that you're not tracking accurately and, consequently, eating more calories than what you're logging. Or maybe you're not being active and burning fewer calories than you think...
Maybe you ARE losing weight, but you're just not being patient enough
Heck, it might have nothing to do with fat loss at all. There are TONS of things that can affect your day-to-day weight that having absolutely nothing to do with changes in body fat...
Eating more or less food the day before
When you last went number one or two
How well you slept the night before
How many carbs you ate the day before
How much salt you ate the day before
Your hydration levels
So here's what I recommend : instead of relying on just using your weight to analyze progress, make sure you're using other forms of progress tracking, too.
When I'm working with clients, we look at changes in average body weight, body measurements, progress photos, and how tightly/loosely clothes are fitting.
Remember, your weight does not define you. It's just one of MANY different tools you have in your weight loss arsenal for looking at progress