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4 Signs your training program is not effective

If you’ve been following a training program for a while, but are still not seeing results, then it may be because your program is not effective. If you have a fat loss goal, then most of your results will come from your nutrition. However, if you’re trying to get stronger or build muscle, then it’s important to make sure your program is designed effectively for continual progress. 

So, how can you know if your program is working for you or not?

Here are 4 telltale signs that your training program is not effective gf!

  1. You aren't seeing strength progress
  • If you aren't actually seeing any strength progress, then this is a good sign your program is not effective
  • The best way to measure if you are progressing is to ensure you are tracking your weights, sets and reps from week to week
  • Be sure to keep a log (either in writing or on your phone notes) of the weights and reps you do from week to week so you can see if you are improving over time
  • The TWS app makes this super simple with our in-built exercise tracker! 
  1. You aren't recovering well
  • Constantly fatigued, sore, run down, or lethargic? You may not be recovering properly between sessions gf!
  • Assess your overall training volume, and don't be afraid to scale back your training output if needed
  • You may need to drop a workout, or reduce the amount of sets, reps and/or exercises in your current program
  • Remember, you will only see muscle growth and strength progress if you can recover from your training
  1. There is no structure or consistency
  • If your program has no consistency (eg. you're not repeating the same workouts each week) then you won't be progressing as effectively as you could be
  • Make sure your program follows a structure, and repeat the same workouts for a minimum of 4-6 weeks before changing programs
  • This will allow you to actually see how you are progressing from week to week
  1. You don't enjoy it
  • Enjoyment is an important part of any training program, as it helps with consistency and adherence
  • Yes, there may be some exercises you don't like, or some days you don't really feel like training, but at the end of the day it is still important that you actually like your program
  • Make sure your program is a mix of what you need to do, and what you like to do

If you can tick all of these boxes, then you know you are following an effective program. Stick with it, and the strength and muscle gains will come gf!

Soph x