When it comes to training and working out, your main motivation should be to improve your overall health, not your looks. Exercising for looks is difficult becasue there are more demands and it’s not really sustainable. You’ll always be sore because you’ll most likely overwork your body until you get into the shape that you’re looking for. With some people, getting to that shape isn’t even possible due to body dysmporphia. When you work out for your health, you’ll feel better and also protect your muscles and joints in a much better way.
- The number one reason why you should be working out is to feel good rather than look good.
- The only reason to work out for looks purposes only is if you want to become a professional bodybuilder.
- It is important to keep progress of your training journey so that you can see if you are getting the results that you want. Take note of how you feel over time.
“To feel good — to check off those strong/fit/healthy boxes — Silva says the average Joe can get away with two full-body workouts each week, plus a few other sessions focused on cardio, mobility, having fun.”