I saw a great workout by Emily Skye today (here’s the link). Check it out – it’s awesome! But it left me thinking about how a lot of people would think and act having seen this video. Most people are looking for a quick fix so I questioned whether they would they understand that this was just a minute part of the whole picture.
So, you’ve been doing this kind of workout for a few weeks or months and you don’t seem to be making progress. Frustrated? Given up? Still trying? This post will help you to understand why you’re not making the progress that you hoped for.
First, though, let me be crystal clear on three important things:
A, This is an awesome workout from Emily Skye! I regularly like and share her workouts and I’d recommend her FIT programme! Emily is a fantastic example to both women and men all over the world.
B, This post is about why you DON’T look like Emily, not why you CAN’T!
C, This post is designed to help you make progress, not de-motivate you!
So, having clarified where I stand, let me get straight to the point. I’m not going to beat about the bush, I just want to be honest and hopefully help you to get closer to your goals. These are the main reasons why you’re not making progress.
1, Your diet sucks! No amount of squats and dips are going to compensate for a poorly designed (if it is designed at all) diet.
2, You’d probably give your left arm to have a body like Emily’s “before” picture. Emily was a model from the age of 15 and was “skinny”. Her starting point was probably a million miles away from yours. You’ve got a lot further to go than Emily did.
3, Emily has been training since 2009/2010 so she probably has a good few years’ experience and dedication on you.
4, Your diet sucks!!
5, This workout is probably about 5% of Emily’s weekly training regime. Check out her Instagram – she’s doing heavy squats, kettlebells, 70kg deadlifts for 12 reps with ease, a 100kg+ max deadlift and loads more. You get out what you put in, so if you want more, you have to do more.
6, Oh, yeah, your diet sucks!!!
OK, so not all of these points might apply to you, but I’m guessing that a lot of them will apply to a lot of people. So, what can you do to get closer to your goals?
- Get a coach or research online to find a decent nutrition plan.
- Get a coach or research online to find a progressive resistance training programme.
- Do some high intensity training (bodyweight exercises, sprints, skipping, rowing, spinning, boxing etc) 3-5 days a week.
If you sort out your nutrition and move from the occasional token low-intensity 20 min workout, to a serious training programme that’s a part of your everyday life then, given a reasonable timescale, 100% no question you CAN look like Emily Skye!!