Five limiting factors that affect your personal training results

5 limiting factors that affect your results!

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There are many limiting factors that directly affect one’s results but overall they fall into one of these categories:

  1. Nutrition
  2. Physical activity
  3. Physiology
  4. Mindset
  5. Genetic make up

Can you guess which is is the most significant limiting factor? Continue reading below to find out!



Good nutrition has an impact on every single measurable marker of your health, when you eat well you can improve your recovery and mood which in turn will make you be more willing to exercise more regularly and with more quality.
Correct Nutrition intake will feed your muscles and can reduce your body fat and will get you results you have set to achieve.

Physical Activity

Being physically active can improve your metabolic rate, manage your healthy body weight and reduce the risk of early death, disease, and obesity.Being physically active doesn’t mean you have to go to the gym, it just means you move more each day. Studies suggest that those who take 10,000 steps a day are considered active, have lower body fat % and improved physical and mental health. Introducing regular exercise regime will provide additional benefits such as increased muscular strength, endurance, speed, power and any other fitness performance metrics so you can enjoy your active lifestyle to its full potential!


Your physiology dictates how well your diet and exercise program will work for you, in other words, how well your body works on the inside will determine how well your diet and exercise program will for you on the outside. What it really comes down to is your and how well each of these performs together. Your physiology when at its optimal function will make it easier to achieve your desired health, body composition, and performance results.

So if your nutrition, physical activity, and exercise have been top notch and you are still not seeing any significant results, maybe it’s worth to go and see your doctor and ask him to run few standard blood work tests to determine if this perhaps is an issue and then seek a help from not only your GP but perhaps a professional dietician or naturopath.

Here are some major common signs to help you determine if this is a case:
  • Oxygen delivery related issues like a deficiency in red blood cells’ ability to deliver oxygen to the tissues and organs of the body.
  • Insulin resistance related tendencies like feeling tired after meals, sugar cravings after meals or difficulty getting to sleep at night.
  • Blood sugar fluctuation related tendencies like feeling better after meals, sugar cravings before meals or difficulty staying asleep at night.
  • Adrenal Gland related issues typically caused by many chronic stressors in today’s society, from mental/emotional stress to food sensitivities, infections, over exercising and so on, all to do with your insulin/cortisol levels.
  • Gastrointestinal-related issues with signs like bloating, inadequate digestion, constipation, diarrhea, bad breath or nausea
  • Sex hormone imbalance with signs like poor sex drive and reduced confidence levels

Any of the above Physiological imbalances should never be an excuse not to start an exercise program and nutrition program, however, it’s important to seek help regardless.


Did you know that your limiting belief could be one a significant reason why you are not achieving your results? Current research confirms the importance of having a positive mental attitude whether it’s a positive outlook on yourself or on your goals. Your body composition changes and performance can be greatly improved if you visualize attaining your goal. This means literally closing your eyes and trying to see yourself in a 2 months time, focusing on how you look, feel and perform. A positive mindset is critical in determining the success of your goals.

Genetic MakeUP

Does your genetic makeup limit you from achieving your fitness results? We seriously doubt it, unless you are a competitive athlete aiming to reach the upper limit of elite human performance. Out of all clients, we have trained over the last 7 years we can’t remember a single client that hasn’t achieved some form of improvement in some significant way, regardless of their genetics. So next time you’ll hear people having excuses about their genetics limiting them and they can’t improve their lifestyle because of it, call them on this BS and send them our way. We’ll happily have that discussion with them. Remember there are many other limiting factors at play, which have far more effect on your results, your nutrition, physical exercise, physiology and mindset all play a role here.

Have you tried to reach your goal but have been struggling to gain significant progress? Get in touch with us for a no obligation phone call to see if we can help you out.

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Vit Muller

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Vit is a fitness professional with over 7 years of experience in the industry. His passion is helping people to achieve long lasting active, healthy and happy lifestyle. Vit is experienced in a successful setup of new fitness initiatives, implementation of standard operating procedures and effective systems. He is creative, results driven and passionate entrepreneur.


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