I have been in the fitness industry long enough to know why clients stagnate when it comes to health goals.
If you’re frustrated with stalling with your progress and are stuck in a fitness plateau, it’s time to take a closer look at a few key factors:
1. Checking Your Diet for plateaus
It’s easy to slip back into old eating habits after a few weeks of strict discipline. Be honest with yourself and track your nutrition for the next few weeks. Hold yourself accountable for every bite. Don’t blame a plateau if you’ve been indulging in sneaky treats or mindless snacking. It is the number one reason you falter.
2. Rethinking Your Exercise Routine
Have you been giving it your all in the gym? Or have you become complacent? Are you slacking off on those final few reps? Have you reduced your overall intensity? Did you skip a few sessions last week? Take a good, hard look at your efforts in the gym and recommit yourself to pushing as hard as you can, when you can to overcome a plateau.
3. Optimising Sleep to Overcome a Plateau
We all struggle with sleep at times, but adequate rest is crucial for fat loss and muscle development. Without sufficient sleep (aim for around eight hours each night), your body won’t recover properly from workouts, and your hormone levels may become imbalanced. Prioritising getting to bed on time for the sake of your overall health results is pivotal.
Rest and recovery are crucial especially when we’ve reached a plateau.
Now, let’s move on to some additional steps if you’ve addressed the above factors but still find yourself stuck:
4. The Power of Tracking Your Workouts
Getting meticulous with tracking your fitness journey. Keep a detailed record of your workouts, noting exercises, sets, reps, and weights is a well proven strategy. Track what and when you eat. Strive to consistently improve and outdo yourself every day. By constantly pushing yourself to do better, you’ll leave that plateau in the dust.
5. Capturing Results to Defeat Plateaus
Don’t solely rely on the number on your bathroom scale. Monitor other metrics of progress as well. Take measurements of your body, get your body fat tested, and take weekly progress pictures. This way, you’ll have a more comprehensive picture of how your body is changing. You might be pleasantly surprised to find that your body fat is decreasing even if the scale isn’t budging.
If you need additional strategies to break through your fitness plateau, don’t hesitate to reach out to me. Together, we can create a personalised program that will blast through that plateau, melt away fat, and uncover the shape and definition you desire.
Get in touch today to get started. Let’s destroy this plateau and achieve the goals you desire!