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Health & Lifestyle

Are You Sure You Aren’t Making These 5 Mistakes At The Gym?

Working-out, going to gym, it all sounds great and exciting. It is too. And maybe that is why everyone is on the bandwagon – posting selfies while at it too. Until when it is leg day and you just can’t move the next day and no amount of protein shakes brings you the answer as to why you had taken this upon yourself in the first place. But I will tell you this, the endorphins, the excitement, and the thrill that comes along when you see the results after consistently working out is something that makes it all worth your time, effort and hard earned energy.

But there are a few times that in the flow of the routine at the gym, we all tend to make silly mistakes. In fact sometimes they go unchecked because the coaches aren’t around. So no matter if you are new to working out, or a seasoned gym rat, it is always a good time to check if you are making these mistakes at the gym.

More cardio, less weight training

If you are one to run on the treadmill for 20 minutes and then heading to the weight training area, you are making the mistake of taking a low-energy body to lift weights. That means you will be in poor form and also prone to injury. You can always keep the cardio session after the weight training bit.

Not warming up

But doing cardio afterwards doesn’t mean that you totally miss the warm up bit. Squats, jumping jacks, push ups and lunges are all meant to increase your heart rate and make for a good pre-workout warm up.

Not drinking enough water

Not giving your body enough hydration is a silly mistake to make and a very obvious one because you are inviting sore muscles, dehydration and weakness. Don’t forget to swig.

Not timing your rest period

Make sure you take enough rest between your sets and reps, but also make sure you don’t start whiling away time by checking out what others are doing. Don’t waste time at all.

Don’t make the workout boring

Don’t keep doing the same workout routine for days on end. Not only will it get you t boredom faster than you can say “Abs!” but also the prolonged stress on one part of the body may do more damage than good.