Common Mistake #1: IGNORING DIET
Sorry, but it just can't be swept under the rug.
No matter how much effort you exert in the gym, you are wasting your time if you don't have a diet that supports it. You'll be taking one step forward and two steps back.
Many of the greatest bodybuilders/fitness experts claim that 80-90% of your success hinges on your diet.
80-90%!!!??? I know it sounds crazy, but its true.
The specifics of your diet will vary depending on your objective (gain mass or lose weight), but those who achieve their strength and physique goals are as intentional about their diets as they are about their workout program.
This is easily THE MOST COMMON MISTAKE I see.
Being intentional actually relates to a second very common mistake I see over and over again...
Common Mistake #2: WINGING IT
Fail to plan and you'll plan to fail...its cliche but true.
If you have no consistent and incremental strategy to support your goals, then you will lack results and lose motivation.
After you get a diet plan that supports your goal, and a workout program designed to achieve your objective, you absolutely MUST do this....
TRACK YOUR PROGRESS:
Keep a fitness journal to track everything: your workouts, reps, weekly increments, meals, and supplements.
This speaks to one of the most basic aspects of goal setting - your goal must be measurable. Well, it doesn't do you any good if its measurable and you don't measure it!!
It really is the ONLY way to know if you are making any progress.PIT UP!!