Avoid Doing These Common Fitness Mistakes

by: Michael Perry

January 28, 2018

Avoid Doing These Common Fitness Mistakes

While working out isn’t really complicated, it’s extremely easy to make fitness mistakes. Often times the mistakes are made because of absence of correct strategy training or just due to rushing to get the workout finished. Regardless of the reason for the mistakes, they can lead to injuries or at the minimum be counter-productive to your fitness goals.

Of course it’s crucial to understand specifically exactly what to do to achieve success at fulfilling your health and fitness goals however it is likewise essential to comprehend exactly what not to do. So take note of the following common mistakes and how to avoid them. These tips will help guarantee your workout time is effective and help prevent injuries.

Fitness Mistakes #1) Too Much, Too Soon

Many new exercisers try to lose weight or tone up too rapidly, by working out too frequently or trying exercise programs that are too challenging for their fitness level. Be sure to begin with an exercise plan that takes your present fitness routine (or absence of) into account.

Fitness Mistakes #2) Pie In The Sky Goals

Despite what lots of advertisers would like you to think, it’s impractical to believe you can lose 30 pounds in 30 days or that you can have Hollywood abs just by doing 10 minutes of crunches a day. It’s good to set objectives however make sure they aren’t too aggressive and understand it’s all right to periodically re-define them.

Fitness Mistakes #3) Ignoring Expert Advice

It’s always a good idea to consult your physician before starting an exercise program. Working with a fitness expert is also a good idea so you can discover appropriate technique, the most recent fitness information and learn how to avoid injuries.

Fitness Mistakes #4) Over-Exercising

If you begin to feel overwhelmed, neglect crucial daily activities in order to workout or repeatedly get injured, then it may be due to working out too often. Realize the importance of balance and that more is not always better.
Consider lowering the frequency of your workouts or the intensity of a few of them and regularly rest for a couple of days or maybe even for a week.

Fitness Mistakes #5) Improper Breathing

Sure, breathing is an involuntary physical function; something that a lot of people tend to disregard. But, breathing properly during fitness sessions is extremely important. Incorrect breathing can lead to lack of oxygen and even faintness. When exercising make sure that you do not breathe too shallowly and try to breathe through the nose and out the mouth.

Fitness Mistakes #6) Selecting The Wrong Size

Choosing the proper weight size when strength training is more difficult then it sounds.
Lifting weights that are too heavy for you can lead to improper form and eventually to injuries.
Use weights that are too light and the exercise session can be ineffective.
If possible seek advice from a fitness trainer to determine the correct amount of weight for your size, strength and goals.
A trainer can likewise help you establish a plan for safely advancing forward on weight sizes.

Fitness Mistakes #7) Not Staying Hydrated

Drinking sufficient water every day is very important. When you exercise you require to consume even more water.
You should drink 16 ounces for every single hour of exercise you complete.
Plus you should try to consume 1-2 cups of water about 30 minutes before you start exercising.

Fitness Mistakes #8) Eating Too Little

No, that’s not a typo. Not consuming enough can be as detrimental as consuming too much. When the body is not fed regularly, it enters into a starvation mode. Five to 6 smaller meals equally spaced throughout the day helps keep the metabolism running smoothly. Just make sure to control portion size.

Fitness Mistakes #9) Hanging Out Instead Of Working Out

Just showing up at the gym is not going to help you get more fit. Socializing while leaning on a weight machine will not build muscles. It’s crucial to enjoy your exercise time however ensure that the focus stays on physical activity.

Fitness Mistakes #10) Fixating On The Scale

If you believe the scale doesn’t lie, consider this. Many professional athletes would be considered overweight based upon their weight alone. Look at the bigger and more relevant picture. Monitor your body fat percentage, if possible. Otherwise track measurements. Also do not ignore the value of improved well-being.


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About the author

Growing up as the fat kid is what motivated him to take matters to his hands at fifteen, and he has never looked back again since!

When he's not pumping iron at the gym, you'll probably find him hooked to his record player listening to rock classics.

If only he could carry it with him to the gym. Sigh.

On this site, he'll do his best to help you accomplish the same results for yourself.

(We're talking about getting in shape, not trying to carry a record player to your local gym)

Michael Perry