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"15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym" Review

It's 2 months after NYE and you're probably frustrated with your results in the gym (or lack of). Besides hiring a personal trainer in Chicago :) to amp up your fitness sessions, you may want to take a look at these 9 reasons why and reshape your approach to exercise (from the article "15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym"). Create the best you in 2016-It's still early!


You're not even there in spirit. You might show up and execute all sets and reps, but you're doing it without any attempt to improve since your last workout.


You choose your favorite muscle groups and then fail to do the ones you don't enjoy doing, usually by procrastinating them into Sunday. And then you say, "Oh well, I'll start fresh on Monday." But on Monday you don't start with the muscle groups you neglected, and work your favorite ones again, resulting in complete lack of stimulation of your weak spots for weeks.


You go work out at the happy hour time when everyone else is working out. You do this subconsciously so you have an excuse to avoid the compound moves since everyone is doing them, and the racks where you perform those compound moves are busy.


You don't time yourself between sets, so they end up being 5-minutes long and you're not a powerlifter trying to max out on singles. Then at 45-minutes into your workout, you've got to go, and you've only done 10 sets.


You allow yourself to exercise only when you're in the mood for it, but sadly you're not in the mood that often.


You get wasted on cardio when you're trying to lean up the meat on those wheels.


How do you know it's too light? You're not worried that if you lose focus you'll get hurt. If you're not getting hurt when you lose focus it's not a heavy enough weight.


You're doing half reps, and fail to do more than two reps when the set is supposed to be hypertrophic around 10. But your ego says, "Keep trying and some day you'll make 10." Yes, but in the meantime, pick a pair of bells you can actually handle!


You are convinced that all buff physiques are a result of excellent genetics. This translates to a perfect reason for you to not try and make the best out of what you've got, and hence you're completely missing out on maximizing your potential.

What do you think are the reasons for your lack of success in the gym?

Picture Credit: - When was the last time you looked at your fitness approach? Are you napping on the cardio equipment too?

Article Credit:
Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article "15 Reasons You're Not Getting Results In The Gym" on
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"5 Bad Things about Detoxing You Don't Know" Review

What's the best detox for weight loss or a healthy lifestyle? You might be surprised by the simple answer. The recent article "5 Bad Things about Detoxing You Don't Know" on does a great job of telling you the truth about detoxing.

Think twice before you decide to go on a cleansing diet

Most people have already failed at keeping up with the New Year’s resolutions they made on January 1 and are thinking of coming up with new ones. Detoxing has been a popular diet over the last several years. Whether it’s a fad or a trend is early to say, but one constant factor is the lack of scientific evidence supporting them.

Many toxins are used to grow the food we eat, so we consume the harmful chemicals all the time. Even the air we breathe has too many. The liver and kidneys naturally get rid of them every time you sweat or go to the bathroom. This has been the case for thousands of years. So why do people need to do more? They don’t. Cleaning up your diet instead will do just fine.

The basic principle of cleansing is not eating foods or drink beverages that contain toxins. That list can be endless. The goal is to “purify” the body but, again, it does that on its own.


Science is not conclusive whether detox is good for you. There is no definitive proof that such diets help the body eliminate toxins faster. Tempting arguments exist on both sides. There is research, however, that shows certain foods to be good for improving your liver.

Studies have indicated that the liver is among the most important organs in the body that regulates and stores vital proteins and nutrients needed to purify (here is that word again) and clear the organism of harmful chemicals. A healthy liver doesn’t store toxins; it transforms them into water-soluble substances that leave your body in the form of sweat, urine and excrements.


Detoxing also targets the colon. These diets are not necessary at all. Georgetown University reviewed several studies and concluded that, medically, colon detoxing regiments are not justified. Moreover, they have certain common side effects which include nausea, abdominal pain and lack of electrolytes, which you need so the body can regulate water retention, pH levels, muscle function, and many other body tasks.


Many detoxing diets basically require you not to eat anything or to have some juices and herbal supplements. Your body needs about 2,000 calories a day to function properly. It must have its vitamins, minerals and other nutrients to keep you healthy so you don’t gain weight, get constipated or sick, lose your energy...Anything less than that puts it in stress mode.


You are likely not going to find nutritionists who will recommend to a teen to get on a cleansing diet – even if they have not definitively taken a pro- or con-detox stance yet. Young people, but especially those between 13 and 20, need a lot of “healthy” calories and nutrients to give it energy to grow and develop physically (and mentally). Significantly depriving the body of them will have negative consequences.


You probably never thought that plastic surgery or exercising can get addictive. Detoxing falls in this category as well. Some people get “high” from feeling hungry just like smokers feel satisfied and happy when they light a cigarette after a meal. Eating disorders usually follow after that.

The bottom line is that you can “purify” your body by treating it right. Stop eating junk food and replace it with healthy snacks, fish and lean meat. Add vegetables as sides to your meals and fruits to your smoothies. Drink more water and stay away from sugary drinks. These choices will do you a lot more good than a hundred detoxing diets put together.

Does this article make you think twice about detoxing?

Picture Credit: - Do we really need to go on a crazy liquid diet to truly detox?

Article Credit:
Author: Michael Moody Fitness with excerpt sourced from the article 5 Bad Things about Detoxing You Don't Know on
"5 Bad Things about Detoxing You Don't Know" Review
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