As the world is going virtual owing to the global pandemic, people have started doing a workout at home. You can make many mistakes while working out at home without any expert’s guidance and if not fixed on time, it will become a part of your daily workout routine. So it is advisable to know some of the common workout mistakes as early as possible so they convert into your daily workout normal.
Excessive Running on Empty Stomach
Running in the early morning is one of the common standard cardio workouts which is followed by most of the population. It is good to run but excessive running on an empty stomach can harm your muscle strength and have no satisfactory impact on your cardio health.
Firstly, never stick to the less effective forms of cardio, move toward other better cardio workouts. Secondly, if you like running then do not run on an empty stomach. Have a healthy diet such as dry fruit, fruits or nuts with milk and wait for at least 30 minutes after eating before moving out for running.
No Weight Lifting
“Weight lifting leads to the increased body weight”, this is one of the common misconceptions among women. Fitness experts deny it as gaining weight through weight lifting depends upon the type of body. Weight lifting under the guidance of a certified fitness trainer will help you lose weight in less time.
Avoiding Warm up and Stretching
If you are one of those who directly start exercising in the gym without doing any warm-up or stretching, you can invite muscle injuries and misuse your body. By doing a few minutes of warm-up exercise such as stretching your body parts will prepare your body for the workout so you will be less likely to injure during the workout.
Not Doing Right
Exercising in improper posture or using wrong angles while working out can lead to long term discomforts or injuries. This happens mostly with the inexperienced newcomers who have started exercising without any professional guidance. To overcome this problem, you can take help from various online fitness apps to correct your posture and angles of exercising. Alternatively, you can consider taking a bit of advice from a personal fitness expert or gym trainer to guide you to exercise in the right form.
Expecting Quick Results
Expecting overnight results of your workout will leave you disappointed. If you have not set realistic fitness goals before starting workout or you have not been monitoring the progress of your workout on a timely basis, you are not on the right path. To produce expected results from your workout, it is recommended to maintain continuity, dedication and most important the patience while doing workouts. Set realistic long term goals divided into short term targets and track your progress to achieve the same.
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