5 Common Workout Mistakes To Avoid

If you are doing any of these workout mistakes, your transformation may take a toll. 

Ishaan Arora
Written by: Ishaan AroraUpdated at: Dec 02, 2022 16:17 IST
5 Common Workout Mistakes To Avoid

“Less is more” applies to a lot of things: junk food, happy hours, social media, etc. And, believe it or not, when it comes to exercise, less is more too. Unfortunately, most people believe that in order to transform, they must devote at least 90 to 120 minutes to training. However, given the common mistakes that many people make with their training programs, this is not surprising. Read on to check if are you making these workout mistakes.

Spending Hours Training

Hrithik Roshan, Dwayne Johnson, and Virat Kohli all suggest exercising for no more than 45 minutes. People believe that increasing their exercise time will help them burn more calories, which is true. Exercising more, on the other hand, leads to overtraining, which means more injuries, less recovery, and low energy levels. As reported by The Indian Express, the World Health Organization recommends at least 30 minutes of moderate-intensity exercise five times per week, for a total of 150 minutes. 

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Eating Too Many Or Too Few Calories

People join the gym to get fitter, but when they see gym bros with muscles, it is assumed that their goal shifts to bulking or cutting. Bulking is a phase in which an individual consumes more calories than is required to gain muscle mass. Cutting, on the other hand, necessitates consuming fewer calories than needed to lose fat and appear shredded.

As bulking and cutting are mostly done by professionals, it is a waste of time if people are unclear about their goals. For an average person, if they want to transform, it's all about making the right food choices. 

Not Paying Attention To Recovery

You might have binge-watched our health documentaries recommendations, and now you are motivated enough to workout every single day. That could be a bad idea because not getting enough rest can lead to muscle loss, and in some cases muscle injury. Always remember that sore muscles do not indicate a good workout; rather, they are your body's way of telling you that you are not giving your muscles enough rest.

Pro Tip

Don't work out more than five days in a row. This will allow your body to rest properly and allow you to enjoy your workouts more.

Not Warming Up

Consider being given no food for a day and being asked to work without it. What would happen? Your body will most likely give up after two hours. Similarly, when it comes to exercise, warm-up is the body's fuel.

Remember that a productive workout begins with a warmup. Start with five to ten minutes of light stretches or jumping. This will not only raise your heart rate but will also prepare your body for the upcoming torture.

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Never Changing Your Workout

When you perform the same dumbell curl every day, you get very good at it. This is known as adaptation. It means your body has become accustomed to the stimulus and is no longer delivering shocks. This is why your weight loss stops after a while. To break through this plateau, change your workout routine every six weeks for better results.

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