Today we discuss the common mistakes people make starting an overambitious new fitness plan in the new year. From deciding to follow trendy, sexy, “30-day programs” posted by Instagram influencers, to skipping important assessment steps, jumping right into these short-term programs that promise a quick fix will set you up for long-term failure. Let us help set you straight on how NOT to begin a new fitness system in 2022.
- Don’t beat yourself up, start fresh
- Weight loss is more about lifestyle and diet than strength training or workouts
- How Jonathan Goodman differentiates between influencers vs. real training
- Don’t fall for the quick fix challenges if you want long term results
- Pre-training assessments – find out your basic health markers first
- Focus first on the seven basic human body compound movements like hinge, rotate, squat, push, pull, etc.
- Start slow!Make sure you’re doing the basics – walk, water, sleep
- Statistics through the first months of the year – gym visits vs. fast food consumption
- Not just the gym – you must choose something you enjoy!Walking, Peleton, swimming, hiking, biking, Zumba, etc.
- Download our free 30:30 Blueprint for workout ideas
“You often have to make many mistakes before you find the right solution.” – James Breese
“Walk for thirty minutes a day, then let me know how you get on at the end of the month. I promise you most people have lost a lot more weight than they would imagine.” – James Breese
“I don’t go to the gym because I want to be a ‘bro’ and hang out with all the bro’s in the corner and keep taking selfies. They’re posing. Don’t be those guys.” – Josh Kennedy
“Just reconsider joining one of those stupid 28-day programs or juice cleanses or anything like that at all. You can think bigger than that. Think more long term.” – James Breese
“The ‘system’ is more important than the diet itself, trust me.” – James Breese