If one of your New Year’s resolutions is to get into better shape, it’s important to make sure you are doing everything you can to fulfill that resolution. Many people who exercise make critical errors that can leave them really sore or have no benefit for their body. Skipping warm ups or leg days can have a bad effect on your goal. You should also opt for dynamic stretches rather than static ones that do nothing for your body. One of the worst things you can do is go for weight over form, which can lead to injuries.
- As wonderful as well-defined pecs are, scrawny legs are not a turn on. Working chest, chest, and more chest, always to the detriment of leg day, pretty much means you end up looking like the lopsided, funhouse-mirror version of yourself.
- ”Top-heavy gym-goers are easy to spot, no matter how baggy their shorts,” says Matthew Miller, a personal trainer in Miami Beach, Florida.
- “Instead of heading straight for the bench press on Mondays, prioritize squats and deadlifts to help fill out those trunks.”
“Most people are halfway done with their workout before they’re properly warmed up, thus missing the maximum return on their efforts. A proper warm-up consists of performing the activity you’re going to be training, but at a lower intensity.”
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