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Common Fitness Mistakes That People Make

Common Fitness Mistakes That People Make

Posted On:2016-04-20    Category: Weightloss & Fitness
Common Fitness Mistakes That People Make

 

Hopefully those New Years’ resolutions have paid off. You’re eating healthier and working out more, and maybe your clothes are a little bit looser. But have you thought about what could be holding you back or putting you at risk of an injury? Here are some common errors you might be making at the gym.     

You haven’t been eating properly. 

This doesn’t just mean cutting out junk food or desserts. Nutrients like protein and vitamins are key to rebuilding muscles after a workout. Make sure that what you take in each meal furthers your fitness goals, rather than hurting them. Choose lean meat, fruits and vegetables over processed and fatty foods. And be sure to eat regularly, to keep your metabolism going and to maintain your energy for working out

You’re forgetting the muscles that count

Many of us are guilty of targeting our biggest and most visible muscles, forgetting about the smaller ones that protect our joints, like the hips and shoulders.

 You’re lifting weights incorrectly. 

Lifting heavy amounts of weight with improper form is a great way to a quick injury. When considering your form, think about two things:      Use muscle to move weight, rather than momentum and leverage.     Pay attention to your range of motion.  Rather than hoisting weight for a quick pump, move slowly and with control. Using the core to stabilize the body — and keeping your muscles tense while lifting slowly — allows you to achieve maximum muscular tension. Lifting this way is much more difficult, and much more productive. And be sure to only use the amount of weight that will allow you to work through the entire range of motion in your joints. This will challenge more of the muscles in your targeted area, giving you a better workout

 You’re not varying your exercise enough. 

Routine can be good — it helps you stay in the habit of working out. But it can also make you complacent, both mentally and physically. Mark points out, “A workout strengthens your body by taking you beyond your comfort zone.” He recommends changing exercises in your workout plan every now and then. Switch your cardio from the treadmill to the stationary bike. Use a barbell instead of dumbbells. Or take a class instead of doing your usual circuit training.

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  1. You’re lifting weights incorrectly.

Lifting heavy amounts of weight with improper form is a great way to a quick injury. When considering your form, think about two things:

  • Use muscle to move weight, rather than momentum and leverage.
  • Pay attention to your range of motion.

Rather than hoisting weight for a quick pump, move slowly and with control. Using the core to stabilize the body — and keeping your muscles tense while lifting slowly — allows you to achieve maximum muscular tension. Lifting this way is much more difficult, and much more productive. And be sure to only use the amount of weight that will allow you to work through the entire range of motion in your joints. This will challenge more of the muscles in your targeted area, giving you a better worko

- See more at: http://www.physiquality.com/blog/?p=6794#sthash.sJqWXViL.dpuf

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  1. You’re lifting weights incorrectly.

Lifting heavy amounts of weight with improper form is a great way to a quick injury. When considering your form, think about two things:

  • Use muscle to move weight, rather than momentum and leverage.
  • Pay attention to your range of motion.

Rather than hoisting weight for a quick pump, move slowly and with control. Using the core to stabilize the body — and keeping your muscles tense while lifting slowly — allows you to achieve maximum muscular tension. Lifting this way is much more difficult, and much more productive. And be sure to only use the amount of weight that will allow you to work through the entire range of motion in your joints. This will challenge more of the muscles in your targeted area, giving you a better worko

- See more at: http://www.physiquality.com/blog/?p=6794#sthash.sJqWXViL.dpuf

Hopefully those New Years’ resolutions have paid off. You’re eating healthier and working out more, and maybe your clothes are a little bit looser. But have you thought about what could be holding you back or putting you at risk of an injury? Here are some common errors you might be making at the gym.

  1. You walked in without a plan.

Many people — especially those that are going for the first time (or the first time in a long time) — walk into the gym and wing it, with no sense of how they are going to structure their workouts. But if you walk in without a plan, how can you expect to make progress, asks Mark Salandra, the founder of StrengthCondition.com (one of Physiquality’s partner programs). Mark advises, “Write down a workout plan: Map out all your workouts to the set. Figure out your goals and set a plan to get there.” (Need a workout journal? Check out Physiquality partner fitbook™ journals for tracking your workouts and diet.)

There are many ways to set such goals. Mark suggests reading books, doing research on the internet, or even taking advantage of the trainers the gym makes available. He points out that they can advise you on proper form, the right machines for you, the frequency of your workouts and — most importantly — creating a workout plan.

- See more at: http://www.physiquality.com/blog/?p=6794#sthash.sJqWXViL.dpuf




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