Do you feel like you aren't getting the results you want when going to the gym? Maybe it's because the way you are going about it, with that being said, here are some key points that might help you start getting the results you want.
1. Set a long-term goal.
Most people when it comes to committing to the gym set a short-term goal and end up quitting after that goal is over with if they even finish it. The goal isn't to lose though 30 pounds in so many days, the goal is to become a happier and better version of yourself.
The goal is to feel healthy and have the body you've always dreamed of.
2. Have a set schedule for your training.
Getting into a routine of working out at a certain time every day and every week, makes it easier to commit to the gym. Also setting a schedule of what you're going to do each day makes it less of an excuse when it comes to 'what to do next'.
Stop treating the gym like a hobby and more like a lifestyle, make time for it if you want real results.
3. Focus on the best exercises
Focus on the best exercises for the muscle group your training that day. Most people waste time in the gym because they bounce around machines not having any real goal, to begin with. The more the exercise makes you move, the better the results that will be delivered.
4. Start light and work your way up.
Start at a light weight and work your way up, everyone in the gym has been in your shoes when first starting out. It's great pushing yourself, but the one mistake that most individuals make is not building a foundation of strength.
Everyone wants to just start out by maxing out on a weight that's known to be 'hard' when that's the wrong way to do it. Starting out with a low weight and doing high reps is the key to building a stronger you.
Training to failure, like 90% of people do, is a good way to wear yourself out not build yourself up.
5. Change things up
Doing the same exercise or the same weight each week will not give you the results that you desire. Maybe at first, but eventually, your body will plateau and make zero progress from the constant repetition. To your body, it becomes something 'normal' doing the same thing over and over again. Whereas changing things up will teach your body to adapt and work harder while doing so.
If you want to progress each week, then you have to actually have to progress each week.
6. Record all of your workouts.
If you can't figure out how many sets and reps you did two weeks ago, then how do you know if you've gained any strength. Keeping a little notebook with you is simple or keeping track on your phone if you don't wanna carry anything extra with you.
All of these points will you help you finally get on the right track with the results that you want. Committing to the gym isn't just a temporary thing, but a commitment to living a healthier, longer life.