3 Reasons Why You Aren’t Getting Stronger!

Spending all your time in the gym and watching millions of YouTube videos on strength training, but your not seeing the results you want? This is for you and your weight room training…

It’s doesn’t matter who you are, the weight room will forever be your professor. Trust and believe it’s gonna TEST YOU. Your experience in the weight room will be a roller coaster to say the least. 

One month you can lift everything except a house, while other months your find yourself struggling to just maintain, despite being consistent with your eating and training regime. Grinding in the weight room and not seeing the results you’d expect to see is extremely frustrating. 

I have identified a few reasons why you may not see the results you desire in the weight room. 

1.) Are you really training or kinda training? 

There’s a big difference between training and actually training.

You may have the perfect form and loud/ heavy breathing down to a science, but just going through the motions won’t cut it. You have to train with a purpose and trust the program you’re following…

You have to stress the body forcing muscle it to break down to rebuild, it will adjust. My mentor always told me, “your body is much smarter than you”. 

To build strength the training has to be smart and stressful. 

Smart far as the program- it has to make sense and go hand and hand with the desired outcome, and stressful enough on the muscles that it forces the muscles to break down and are forced to grow. 

When weights that are too light and don’t cause tension at some point during lift will hamper your gains. 

During the program you will have a deload week where you give your muscle a chance to really recover. 

2.) Same ole Same old Program 

How well does your body adjust to the training load? 

Several factors come to mind, the biggest thing you should remember, what used to work may not work any more or as effective. 

What worked when you first began to lift won’t work in the middle or end phase of your strength journey. Strength building is a forever process. 

You have to always be creative and innovative. 

3.) Are you being Honest 

Take a look in the mirror and ask “why am I not getting stronger?” 

You know if you’re mentally into or have been cheating yourself. What is your motivation? 

Are you really putting in the work? 

Are you focusing on strength rather than your weaknesses? It’s easy to do what comes easy to you. 

Anybody can curl 10lbs dumbbells 100 times but can you keep the same mindset when it comes to 45lb dumbbells. At the end of the day you have to be straight up and honest with yourself.

Only you and God know the truth to theses questions.

 When it’s all said and done how will your weight room training be remembered? 

Coach Mike McCoy