COMMON FITNESS MISTAKES
You may not notice it, but there are fitness mistakes happening all around you at the gym! These mistakes can be wasting time, putting people in danger, and sometimes are just not smart! Without knowing, you may have even made a mistake or two.
Here are GO: Fitness, we want to help you move past these common gym mistakes and get right onto the fast track of results. Here are five common fitness mistakes we see, and the solutions you need to steer clear of danger and get fit safely.
When working out, you want to challenge your muscles. Completing all your repetitions too easily means your weight is on the light side. When the weight you are using is too heavy, you will not be able to complete the full range of motion and you will need to cheat on form.
When you use the correct weights you will feel taxed the last couple of repetitions. You should be able to complete them with correct form.
It is not uncommon to see people at the gym doing the same thing every time. You might even be stuck in a rut yourself.
Exercise routines need to be changed up. If you do them for too long, they will not be as effective. If you are not sure when to change up your routine, do it at least every 4 weeks.
Warming up is NOT a waste of time! Don’t make this common mistake of jumping straight into your workout. When you warm up properly, you will be able to exercise at a higher intensity.
The reason you warm up is to raise the temperature of your muscles. A good warm up should last in between 5 and 10 minutes.
Unfortunately bad form is everywhere! Bad form usually comes from people who are not paying attention or when they are trying to use a weight that is too heavy for them. Injury almost always occurs when using bad form.
It is important to make an effort and learn proper form. You will avoid injury and get a better workout when you do.
WORKING OUT BY YOURSELF
Having someone workout with you will challenge you more, hold you more accountable, and get you better results. It makes sense that by having someone there with you, you will push yourself harder.
The absolute best way to workout is with one of our personal coaches, of course! They will help you remain injury free, all while helping you get the most out of your time at the gym. At GO: Fitness, we want everyone to see results and keep clear of these gym mistakes.
Call or email today and we will get your first workout scheduled!
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