What Body Parts Your Workout Isn’t Targeting

Do you spend hours exercising every week without seeing the results you expected?

If you push to see a change in your body but don't see the body you want in the mirror, you may be missing muscle groups that are often easily forgotten.

When planning an exercise plan, it is important to make sure that you are not missing any parts of the body that you should be targeting.

If you plan to exercise your entire body, you will get the results you want.

Plan your workout

We can use the American Heart Association's recommendations for 150 minutes of moderate activity per week to plan an exercise routine that targets all of our muscles, not just the few with each workout.

Dividing these workouts into five 30-minute workouts during the week can help you maintain a routine and by changing the muscles you work out, you can rest the muscles between workouts.

Then we need to plan the exercise routines and make sure we don't get into the usual pitfalls with people focusing on specific body parts.

Common mistakes

You may be making some of these mistakes which result in overlooking parts of the body that you should aim for during your workout.

Common mistakes in training

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Always follow the same routine

Doing the same movements over and over again will certainly build some muscle, but you'll miss out on anything that doesn't move in your routine.

Changing your exercise routine will keep you interested and keep changing the way your muscles work.

If you don't turn things upside down, your body will adjust to the movements and you will constantly plateau.

Ignore stability

Most fitness nuts got to an early point where they would do hundreds of crunches to tone their abs, but abs are just part of your "core".

Your core muscles include your abs, obliques, and lower back. When you incorporate stability into your workouts, you can tone your entire core at once and target all of the connected muscles.

Train in isolation

Group training

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No, we don't mean training alone (although group classes and coaching can help keep you motivated!), Just isolating muscles during your workout. In the real world, you don't isolate muscles and we are not supposed to move like that.

Doing a full-body workout on a regular basis makes it easy to stick to your training plans by coordinating exercises that work in multiple areas at the same time.

Full-body training helps keep your body busy during your workout and can even save you time.

Instead of spending 30 minutes on just parts of your arms, you can do a workout that covers your arms and core one day and your legs and back the next day.

And if you want to lose weight, a full body workout will burn more calories because of the full body activation.

Just do cardio or strength

Our body needs a combination of cardio and strength training to be at its best. If you want to help a specific part of your body do both, this is important.

Cardio helps keep your fat percentage down. The lower your body fat, the better your muscles will show.

You can't show a lot of muscle just with cardio! Alternating strength and cardio, or incorporating both into your workouts, will give you your best body.


To keep your body at its best, you don't just have to go to the gym and do the same movements over and over again.

We need to be smart about how we exercise to make sure that we are targeting our entire body and not just a few specific areas.

Try to incorporate full body training, cardio and strength training, use stability, and keep changing your routine.

About the author:

Manvitha Tenneti is a viable writer always interested in making the content more interactive and accessible to readers. She endured various fields such as information technology, digital marketing, business operations, inventive writing, and video scripting.

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