Not giving your all !:
If you are walking on the treadmill or cycling on the bike, at a pace which is not increasing your heart rate, you are probably wasting your time.The key to making progress is to elevate your heart rate into the correct training zone, so your effort matches your goals. Focus on the exercises you are doing, visualise the muscle working and strengthening.
Exercising only when you feel like it
Consistency is the key to success and we don’t always feel like getting out early to get the group fitness class or meet up with your personal trainer.
In fact, the times you don’t want are the times you really should.
You stop when it hurts
Lets be clear there is good hurt and pain! Listen to your body and if you are working within a group environment check with the trainer if you are doing the exercise correctly.
For the muscle to grow it needs to fatigue ,push yourself past this point. Try performing reps until you cannot do another!
Incorporate core exercises in your workout
Strong abdominal and back muscles are essential for everyday tasks
• Bending to put on shoes or
• scoop up a package,
• turning to look behind you,
• putting away the groceries
• driving your car, sitting in a chair,
• picking up a toddler
• or simply standing still —
These are just a few of the many mundane actions that rely on your core and that you might not notice until they become difficult or painful.
Even basic activities of daily living — bathing or dressing, for example — call on your core.