What you do before and after your workout is almost as important as what you do during your gym visit and making mistakes could remove all of your hard work.
The reasons you may not be seeing results no matter how hard you try could be:
1. You do not drink enough water
You should drink more water than usual after a workout to make sure your body is hydrated properly.
A drink that can replace your electrolytes and glycogen levels is also very useful. Your body will thank you.
2. You forget to stretch
There is no excuse, no matter how busy your day is, you need to conduct stretching exercises after training.
Your muscles have contracted for an hour, so you need to undo it.
Not stretching after training could cause restrictions on your movement, which could make you more vulnerable to injuries.
3. You sit immobile for the rest of the day
If you are stuck sitting for the rest of the day, your body will be begin to tighten (and not in good terms).
It is advisable to do an exercise that increases your heart rate within your day. This will do miracles to your overall health and recovery.
4. You do not sleep enough
Sufficient sleep is vital to keep everything tip top from your skin to your concentration levels.
It is also very important for your body to recharge. The body is 'rebuilt' more when you sleep. So, the right level of rest is the key.
5. You eat too many fatty foods
Obviously you do not have to eat junk food after the gym, but even "good" fats could cause problems.
Fats slow down the process of the digestive system, so avoid eating saturated fats after your workout.
Choose proteins and carbohydrates that quickly enter your blood and feed the muscles.