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Feb 4, 2012

Top 5 Gym Mistakes to Avoid

1. Incorrect exercise
Start your gym workout with a trainer or somebody more experienced who would guide you and demonstrate the right way to workout without causing injury. Don’t be afraid to look like a rookie . If you don’t know where to start or how to approach dumbbells do not hesitate asking for assistance because heavy weights require careful handling.

2. Quick lifting
This is a rookie’s mistake. Remember that the best way to lift weights is in slow and controlled motions. Avoid making fast and jerky moves as these increase the risk of getting an injury. If you find it difficult to lift the weight start with smaller and lighter one.

3. Overdoing it
Another frequent mistake is overdoing it in gym. Especially if you only started gym workouts. Take it steady and try not to rush otherwise you will simply be too exhausted for next couple of days to carry on. Ask your instructor to create individual work out system for you. This is actually a trainer’s no.1 task and all you have to do is to follow it.

4. Empty stomach
Food is energy so it’s important to have a meal an hour before your gym workout. If you skip your meal you will deprive your body of energy which will make your workout ineffective and you feel only feel exhausted. It is also important to replenish your energy after the workout. A shake or high-protein snack will help your muscles recover.

5. Not enough water
When you sweat at the gym you naturally lose water. Your body becomes dehydrated which is never a good thing. Always take a bottle of water with you to the gym and sip water to stay hydrated but not bloated.