The Biggest Workout Mistakes People Make

I see it in every gym, people are spending hours and hours, 7 days a week, yet they look the same month after month.
Some of them are spending hundreds of dollars every month on private training, yet their trainer coach them to exercise in a way that is not even related to what their goals are.
I don’t get it… There are more people working out nowadays, hiring personal trainers, belonging to gyms, buying supplements, and yet for most of them – the results are not showing!

It seems most people are making so many mistakes when it comes to training, yet they just keep right on trying. If people see what they are doing wrong and understand what they need to do instead – maybe they will finally start to show some results!

So, I give you the biggest workout mistakes I see in gyms today and some tips for successful workout:

No. 1: You go to the gym without a clear plan.

Write down your workout plan before you go to the gym, it is one very simple thing you can do is. Be specific – write down both the exercises and the sets you plan to do. For example, write: “Today I will do pull-ups, push-ups, lunges and squats.”

No. 2: You only lift light weights.

Somewhere along the line, a myth began circulating that lifting heavy weights will make you big and bulky. Most people believe they have to lift light weights to get the toned look they’re after, but that couldn’t be further from the truth!

No. 3: You use the Whole Maze of Gym Machines.

Just because a gym has 100 pieces of equipment, doesn’t mean you need to use them all!  In fact all you need is a few pieces of free weights and you get all the exercises that really count done. All the rest are just there to keep memberships up and to keep people coming back. Focus on the basic compound movements.

No. 4: When it Comes to Working Out – More is Better.

People want big muscles, but they repeat the same workout 4-5 times a week. How does a body suppose to grow muscles, if they keep breaking the muscles down and never give them time to grow? Not to mention the fact that the more people workout, the lower they drop their blood sugar and if the body get into a hypoglycemic state they most likely rebound with sugar cravings and end up drinking and eating more calories than they burned in the first place.

No. 5: You Focus on How Many Calories Burned During Workout.

Assuming that fat burning is your goal, does that mean doing more and more exercise just burns more and more fat? NO! This mentality and thinking is what’s keeping most people from focusing on what really matters – their eating! Nutrition is where 85% of your results come from and will tell the body when to burn or not to burn fat. Forget how many calories you are spinning away, you don’t know what is really going on inside of you. Prime your body for all day fat burning and use your workouts as the right hormonal trigger for it.

We have gone over a lot of mistakes people make, so now let’s see some of the solutions:

No. 1: Eat Real Whole Foods to Burn Fat, and Workout Accelerate it.

We know that eating whole non-processed foods are the best way to burn fat and gain muscle. Eat whole food proteins, healthy fats, fruits, vegetables, nuts…
Skip the bread, cereals and other processed foods, sugar, and avoid the stuff that is destroying your body. You need amino acids, vitamins, minerals and many other nutrients available in plenty with whole foods for maximum fat burning and muscle building.

No. 2: Keep Your Main Workouts Short and Intense.

It doesn’t matter how many calories you burn during a workout, what matters is how much fat you can burn all day! Short and intense workouts are not only great to stimulate fast twitch muscle fibers but also to burn fat and build muscles. Keep short rests of 30 seconds between your sets if you are lifting weight and add intervals before any cardio session – along with proper eating you will get amazing results!

No. 3: Keep Your Workouts Effective. Focus on Movements that Count.

If you can’t get a good workout in 30 minutes, then you need to rethink what you are doing. More is not better when it comes to resistance training, smart is better! The basic full body movements like push-ups, bench, pull-ups, squat, lunge, overhead press, snatches, and bent rows will get you the desired results if you challenge yourself and keep the progress going. Whatever you choose to do, do it with intensity and with heavy enough weights and then go eat and recover. You can add in secondary movements at the end of your workouts but they are not the main focus. Results are simple, don’t think you need a super complicated program to get them – just take action and modify as you go.

To sum up, remember the things you need for successful workouts. The most important things are to focus on eating right, keep your workouts simple and intense, do the major movements with resistance, and then just keep active and consistent with your workouts. Before you know it, months will pass and you will be amazed at where you are!
Start today, and just enjoy your fitness lifestyle!

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