When you enroll yourself to any fitness class just to look as good as any other woman you will want things to happen just the way you want. When it does not, even after giving the required time window to it, you may start to worry and wonder why things are not working for you.
- It may be that you have not chosen the right training regime or the trainer.
- It also may be that you are overworking yourself at the gym.
You must know that there is a difference in the training programs for men and women, though this may not be mandatory. It is up to the trainer to consider the physical abilities and constraints while designing a training program for you.
No matter whatever is the reason, at this time, you will lose interest in your training regimen and may even stop hitting the gym, the yoga mat, the trail or the Pilates pad.
Therefore, before you start to grinding away hours of cardio sessions or dabble in powerlifting every week, you must know why things may not work for you. This knowledge will eventually help you to find something that will work perfectly for you.
Choosing the most suitable regime for you is just like choosing the right size of underwear. However, you can compare it with the chart to differentiate between the smallest and the biggest bra size, but as far as a training regime is concerned you cannot do it without a trial and error approach. However, this may turn out to be costly in terms of your health and money.
Know the four criteria
At first, rest assured that you are not the only woman who feels this way. There are hundreds and even thousands out there who regularly take cardio and other lessons in a gym under the supervision of a qualified trainer but still cannot do away with the fat from their belly, abdomen and buttocks!
Therefore, do not feel frustrated or hate your training, if you do not get the results. Instead, take out some time to be knowledgeable to know the reasons for your trainings not providing the desired results. You will see then that it is much easier to stay consistent with your training.
To start with, you must know about the fours specific criteria that your training needs to meet in order to be effective over the long haul. These are:
- It must be suitable for your ability level
- It must be carefully designed to be effective in helping you to reach your goals
- It must be fun and enjoyable for you and
- It must fit your distinctive schedule.
That means, it is important to figure out how to design a training program for you that will be all-encompassing or else it will cause frustration in you so much so that you give up training.
Be honest about ability
It is not very difficult to reach your fitness goals just as other women have. All you need to do to get there is to follow the four essential steps while you craft or choose a training program that is suitable for a woman like you and will perfectly and truly work for you.
First and foremost, you must be honest about your ability level. It is essential to ensure that the exercises you choose and the workout protocol match perfectly with your ability level.
- If you are a beginner and it is your first day in the gym there is no need to do intense workouts such as doing reverse band two board bench presses with chains with a pause of two seconds in between two sets!
- On the other hand, if it is not the first day in the gym, you will still need to respect and work according to your individual capabilities and choose the right kind of exercises.
You must look for variations as per your ability to choose the right type of exercise. There are a lot of variations of each specific set of exercise whether it is a deadlift or a bench press. Choose the one that is both fun and challenging and at the same time appropriate for your physical needs.
If you simply look at the list of deadlifts only, you will see that the options are seemingly endless. A few of the variations that the list may include are:
- Kettle bell deadlifts
- Romanian deadlifts
- Trap Bar deadlifts
- Conventional deadlifts
- Sumo deadlifts
- Single-leg deadlifts and more.
Therefore, rest assured that you will find a specific type of variation for any specific type of exercise perfectly suitable for a woman like you.
Pick your goal
Every day in the gym will be slightly different. This is an important thing to remember as it will depend on several factors such as:
- What is going on in your life
- The condition of your body
- The happenings in the surroundings
- Food intake and nutrition and
- Amount of sleep.
Therefore, some days you may be able to do 20 reps of the dumbbell bench press using a set of 50 pound dumbbells while other days even six reps may crush you. You must listen to your body and pick a goal every day if you notice that you do not have it in your today or something in your work out does seem to be right. In that case, take rest and choose something different.
In order to make it fun and happening, you must mix things so that you can train for a long time, as required. Do this by:
- Following sound training principles
- Selecting smart exercises
- Create an effective overall layout
- Choose different options such as HIIT, MIC and others and
- Not stressing.
Last but not least, be realistic about your training schedule and balance it according to your other commitments. This will help you to stick to it for a long time. Oh, and of course, all these steps will produce the exact results that you want giving minimal effort and time to it.