There are many 5 common workout mistakes that many people make when they work out.There was a time i used to go to gym everyday and i witnessed a lot of people who were dedicated to working out every day and they had little or no impact on their fitness level.
Sometime i wished that i could pull them aside and tell them what they’re doing wrong and how a little change in their workout routine could give them amazing results they always desired,but i never did that because i really din’t know how they would react and it was not my place to tell them.
But today in this post i am going to tell you 5 common workout mistakes those guys commited and probably you’re commiting them too and how to avoid them.
So, let’s start with the five most common workout mistakes:
1. Doing the same cardio routine everyday
The most workout mistake people commit everyday is doing the same cardio routine everyday,i used to see the same people on the same cardio machines each and everyday,not only that but also they used to stay in the same levels in those machines.
The reason you should avoid this is that once your body, both your cardiovascular system and your muscles, get used to a certain exercise and become quite adept at it, the benefits diminish because your body doesn’t have to work as hard to complete the workout. Thus, the amount of calories burned also declines.
Solution:you need to vary your workouts.
2. Not incorporating weights or strength training
This is another common mistakes people make in gym,they don’t do strength training. I tried to convince them that lifting weights will allow them to lose weight more rapidly than cardio workouts. They just cannot seem to grasp that concept.
If they’re not profusely sweating after jogging on the treadmill, it wasn’t a worthwhile exercise excursion for them. However, weight training not only does a much better job in revving your metabolism, but it also keeps it stoked for a lot longer.
Why? Because, your body burns more calories trying to maintain muscle. So, if weight loss is your goal, strength training should absolutely be included in your workout. The absolute perfect scenario is, of course, doing both.
3. Staying at the same level of exertion throughout your workout
Remember, your body needs to be challenged it needs to work hard to gain the maximum benefits of losing weight and toning. Intermittent bursts is the optimal way to accomplish this. For example, let’s say you begin on level 3 on a cardio machine and stay at that level for 2-3 minutes. After that increase the level to 4 for one minute, then raise it to 5 for one minute and so on. Eventually, you will get to a level where you can barely do 20 to 30 seconds. When this happens, go back down to level 3 and begin the process again. Because of these bursts, you will only need 20 to 30 minutes of cardio for an excellent calorie burning workout.
4. Being inefficient in your weight training.
Here again, I witness people not challenging their muscles whatsoever – using weights that are too light and not performing enough reps or sets. You should be using a weight where, on the 12th rep, is difficult to complete. If you can easily fly through 12 to 15 reps, the weight is too light – move on to the next heaviest. Additionally, to fully tax your targeted muscles, you need to complete 3 sets – meaning 12 to 15 reps, three times, with roughly a minute’s rest between sets.
5. Not working your entire body.
Upper body strength and endurance without lower body strength endurance will lead to your body being imbalanced. When getting your body fit, you need to work your heart (cardio), your upper and lower body strength (weights) and your core (abs and back). In doing this, you will not only get the balance your body needs, but will also have a lot less injuries.
Those are five common workout mistakes most people make do those suggested changes and you will start losing weight right away.By the way if you want to lose weight please feel free to download my free pdf that will explain Easy Yet Extremely Effective Ways To Lose Weight.