Top 10 Reasons Why You're Not Seeing Results In The Gym


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It's a frustrating feeling, thinking that you're doing everything right when it comes to your training and your diet, but the results are just not showing...

You feel like you should be seeing some changes by now, but it feels like your body just doesn't want to get in shape!

The harsh reality is that, you're no way even close to what you SHOULD be doing in order to see results...

I'm only being harsh, because I want to help you understand the main reasons why you're not seeing them and the amount of effort, planning and consistency it ACTUALLY takes to achieve a great physique.

Most people just look at my physique, they get inspired and think I want to have that physique... 99% of which aren't willing to put in the work day in and day out... Even if they don't see results fast enough...

Not understanding the 1000's of hours that I've put in the gym and in the kitchen preparing each meal, tracking all my calories and macros, planning my workout routines weeks ahead...

Even reading all that will scare most people and make them run for the hills...

There is just no shortcuts to getting that natural physique and yet most people still look for them..

But if you're willing to put in the work and stay dedicated with a long term strategy, the results can be quite amazing!

I believe it's all in the journey and NOT the destination... Even though it may take years to achieve my ideal physique. I'm willing and happy to put in all the work I need, to slowly chisel away to a physique that can hopefully one day leave a legacy... Dreaming big, haha.

Great so now that we have some background, let's get in to the meat and potatoes of this post and be prepared to dig in, because it will be a long one! I've tried to rank things in order of importance that I feel makes the most difference, let's get into this.

1. You Don't Have the Right Mindset

Now the reason why I'm putting Mindset as the number 1 most important thing to seeing results in the gym, is because it ALL STARTS with the mind. If you believe you can achieve something and if you want it Bad enough, you will find a way to make it happen. If you are positive and willing to learn, you will find the right coach/mentor or even just a simple program that you can follow online to get you started.

See most people when they start a diet and training program and really decide that they will get in shape, they begin to set very unrealistic goals. Now what happens is they try what they call 'their best' over 4 weeks usually and they end up quitting, because they didn't see those abs that they wanted...

They would believe that they can get from 25% body fat to 15% body fat in 4 weeks, not knowing that it takes a lot longer to drop that 10% body fat to actually be able to see some visible abs.

You just need to set your expectations lower and to just be happy with ANY results that you get week by week... Persist to find out which areas you can improve on a weekly basis and continue to improve your mindset as the weeks go on. So why is having the right mindset important? Because a healthy mind will eventually lead to a healthy body.

2. You Don't Have a Diet & Workout Plan

When it comes to hearing the word Diet, most people cringe and run at the thought of it! Images of broccoli and tuna come to mind, making people feel that it's IMPOSSIBLE to maintain...

Little do most people know that you don't actually have to starve yourself in order to lose weight. In fact the more you starve yourself, the more your body will try to retain weight and even put on fat to keep you alive!

Finding a great diet to fit into your lifestyle is one of my Most Important factors that I try to focus on, because it will help you get 80% of your results in the gym. Abs are built in the kitchen, NOT in the gym.

Now most people don't really have a proper strategy when they go to the gym and I see this every day. I'm training at my apartment gym at the moment and every day I see people who just come in for 30 mins, end up doing a random amount of exercises, with horrible form, resting way too long between sets, texting, chilling etc...

Months later they still look the same and probably end up wondering, Why am I not seeing results?

Think of going to gym as if you're going to war... You have to go in with a battle plan, otherwise you might not make it back... Every war that was fought and won, ALWAYS had a strategy, a battle plan...

Even in all major sports, you just HAVE to have a plan, otherwise your chances of success will be non existent. Do you think Muhammad Ali went into his boxing matches without a specific plan? Of course not.