Consistency: The Key to Success
Written by Logan Wells, 20/02/2019
Whether you’re training for the Olympics or working to become the best in your field of work, success doesn’t come overnight. The same goes for your exercise program. You can have the best trainer in the world, and the best diet to follow, but if you do not stick with it consistently, you will wind up spinning your wheels. This can be very frustrating for someone who is trying to hit a goal. People tend to be impatient when it comes to exercise, not giving their exercise plans enough time to reap the benefits they are looking for.
No matter how good your current training program may be, or how perfect a diet you have planned to follow, none of it matters if you are not consistent in your training and nutrition habits. Someone who consistently follows a bad training program will likely see better results than a person who is spotty with their commitment to a good training program. Consistency really is the key to lifelong fitness.
The longer you are consistent with your training the better you will become mentally and physically. The more you train, the greater amount of experience you obtain. And, as with anything in life, experience is the greatest teacher. With experience usually comes knowledge and the ability to relate to or handle certain situations. In terms of training, you may run into times when your training is not going well, you feel unmotivated, or even worse, you get injured. These are the times when experience really pays off.
Instead of ignoring your body’s signs and “toughing it out” your experience tells you that you are doing something wrong and you need to re-evaluate what you’re doing and possibly take some time to rest. Sometimes "biting the bullet" and relying on your previous experience is the best bet. It might not be the quickest solution but in the long term it is the best decision to continue longevity in your training.
At 9Round, working out consistently for just 30 minutes, three times a week over a period of time will help you achieve the results you are looking for. Not only will you get better at the workout the longer you are an active member, but your experience and the experience of 9Round trainers will benefit you on your fitness journey. Additionally, 9Round’s PULSE™ heart rate tracking technology will show you how your body is responding to those consistent workouts and let you know when it’s time to push harder or ease off the gas to achieve optimal results in your workout.
9Round also helps you stay on track with your nutrition, which is key to achieving your fitness goals. The online member portal contains an abundance of information from quick recipe and meal ideas, to a complete guide for planning and executing a healthy, sustainable nutrition plan to help you reach your goals. The only thing you have to do is commit and be consistent.