You’re fucking around
Most of the people I see around me in the gym come in, do a couple of curls, some cable movements, walk on the treadmill for 20 minutes and go home satisfied, just so they can come back the next week to do the same damn thing. They make no gains whatsoever and the weight they can lift isn’t going up either. This, gentlemen, is a phenomenon we call “fuckarounditis”.
I believe fuckarounditis is caused by too much bullshit in the fitness industry. There is an overload of information online, making it harder and harder to distinguish genuine helpful tips apart from marketing schemes. Fucking around in the gym will work if you’re an absolute beginner, but when those newbie-gains start to wear off, you will hit a plateau. Luckily, fuckarounditis can be cured in 1 simple step.
Measure. Your. Shit.
That’s right. Simple as that. Write your lifted weight per movement down, the number of reps you have done and see how they match up in a month. No gains? Look at your macronutrients. Are your calories high enough? Did you gain weight? Did you lose weight? All good? Look at your sleep. Have you been sleeping enough? Lack of sleep will seriously inhibit your progress in the weight room.
You may feel that your diet is good, you may feel that your progress in the weight room is good, but the only way to objectively make sure you are on the road of success is to look at the numbers. You’re not supposed to judge by feeling. Numbers don’t lie.
Now, I will admit, it isn’t easy to suddenly track all of your progress, but you’re a man – life isn’t supposed to be easy. Tracking your numbers can crush your ego, and it will if you have been fucking around for the last couple of months. Put your ego aside and do the one thing to make some proper gains.
Don't completely stop with isolation movements, just put the focus on building a foundation with compound movements and track your progress. Adjust your diet as needed. Now get your ass to the gym.