You may be hitting the gym and sweating it out, but there may be some habits that could be keeping you away from perfect fitness. Be wary of such practices such as following a set routine and being impatient.
Kieran Fisher, founder and managing director of British sports supplement store Bodybuilding Warehouse, says there are a few points to keep in mind to ensure that regular workout reaps maximum benefits, reports femalefirst.co.uk.
* Going cardio crazy: Jumping straight on the cross trainer in a bid to burn away those calories and avoiding weights for fear of 'bulking out' is one of the most common mistakes to make. Endless cardio routines will burn muscle and could push your metabolism into a worse state than it started. Hitting the weights, will keep a stimulus on your muscles and keep your metabolism up at the same time.
*Routine on repeat: You know what you're good at, so you stick to it. But despite thinking you're not a natural runner or your arms are too weak for bicep curls, doing the same routine for too long will lead to a plateau and you will stop seeing results. If your gains have stopped, don't be afraid to switch your routine. Just because you like something doesn't mean it is the best thing to do in order for you to hit your goals.