The 5 Common Workout Mistakes Beginners Make
Starting a workout routine can be exciting in the beginning but it also means that you do not have any experience, and which may be the reason why you may do one of the beginner’s workout mistakes which we have discussed below;
- You Don’t Stretch:
Stretching helps to loosen the tight muscles before a workout to prevent any muscle injury while doing exercise. Stretching is also important after the workout or else you will experience muscle pain. As per recognized interventional pain management specialists, most people who suffer from workout injuries are the ones that forget to stretch before and after the workout hence make it a point to remember stretching.
- You Forget to Warm-Up:
It might be tempting to just skip the warm-up and jump to the main exercise routine, but a warm-up is an absolute necessity as it gradually increases your heartbeat instead of suddenly increasing it by starting your rigorous workout routine. You can warm up by just walking lightly on the treadmill while circling your arms on the side to just slowly prepare your body to get into exercise mode.
- You Only Do Cardio and Avoid Weights:
Most beginners start by only doing cardio as they feel that this will help in reducing weight faster and do not understand the importance of resistance training as the concept of muscle building for weight loss is still not so popular. When you mix cardio with strength training, you will be building more muscles which means that your metabolism will improve, and you will lose weight faster.
In fact, another advantage of resistance training over cardio is that when you do cardio, you only lose calories during the workout but when you do strength training, your body works to lose calories even after your workout session hence you will lose more calories without even working out that much. Do strength training at least three times a week to achieve maximum benefit.
- You Measure Weight to Check Your Progress:
Most beginners aim to lose weight as a result of workout; hence they measure their weight to see if the workout is helping in losing weight. Well, if you are doing strength training, then your fat will be replaced by muscles which weigh more than fat while it occupies less volume hence measuring weight is not the right way to measure your success. You need to check your body mass index instead to measure the fat loss as that is what you are aiming to reduce.
- You Do Workout More than Recommend:
Beginners are enthusiastic about workout hence many tend to do more than they should, resulting in a burnout that will force you to take a break from the workout for a few days hence start slowly and pick it up gradually.
In Conclusion- Seek Professional Help:
As a beginner, you may not be aware of a few important workout rules that are essential to keep you away from injuries and also you may not know the right workout routine and posture hence seek professional help for a few months to learn the right way to workout for your wellbeing.