Common Mistakes That You Should Avoid at the Gym


Workouts are vital for a better healthy lifestyle, but if your method of exercises is wrong, you could not only delay the health benefits but also may cause injury to your body. A couple of frequently heard problems that bodybuilders find is that the gyms are crowded with no space and with so many equipments around, they are not too sure which would suit them the best and which will be available to them in the crowd every day. There are still more mistakes that you have to avoid for a healthy and muscular body.


Your body gets accustomed to one type of workouts so you should not keep changing the equipment very often. But it may not be possible to get the same devices during peak hours due to rush. You should try to fix up your daily exercises either in the first hour or late evenings when the crowd is lesser.


It is also recommended that you should always keep your workout options in two or more equipments so that even if your regular device is in use by others you can continue on the other machines. You have to be pretty sure about the proper machines for you to work out on. You cannot randomly choose a machine and later find it has not been yielding the desired results.

Keep a plan or strategy ready:

It is very crucial that you plan your exercises well in advance or discuss the plan with your instructor or any friend so that you do not waste time or disturb others. You should balance your workouts proportionately with cardio exercises too or you run the risk of disturbing your workout programs.


You also have to do lots of stretching in between exercises. This increases the muscle flexibility and tones up your body. Every expert or trainer will insist you do stretching exercises to getter better resistance.


Warming up before starting your exercise is vital. Warm ups should include jumping jacks, push-ups, squats, lunges etc. as it enhances the blood flow to the body muscles. This improves and prevents injuries when you start on your heavy workouts.


The workouts should not be more than about an hour. This should include warmups, cooling time and lifts. Keep a track of the timings and rest for about a minute to recover better and bring your heartbeat rate to normalcy. Rest will give your body function in a better way. You need to drink lots of water to avoid getting dehydrated and exhausted.  Avoid wasting time talking or indulging in long conversations with fellow gym-goers. It will not only disturb others, but also distract your focus.

Spread out your workouts:

Fix up a particular routine of doing one exercise after another without wasting much time in transit from a machine to the other. While creating a pattern, select exercises like squats, push-ups, lunges etc. so that you get the maximum benefits of the workouts.

If you are looking at building powerful muscles do not be under the assumption that lifting heavier weights will yield quicker results. Start with light weights and slowly increase the weights.


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