Bad habits in the gym can stifle your fitness progress. The nine bad habits to avoid start with an improper warm up. You should always warm up the muscles you are about to workout. Using proper form to workout is also far more important than how much you lift. If you have to drop weights to the floor, then you are lifting too much weight. Don’t forget to work your legs or you will look out of balance. Stop wasting time and get organized. Avoiding bad workout habits reduces injuries and provides more return on time invested.
- Heading straight from the street to the squat rack without greasing the wheels is just plain dumb.
- A proper warm-up preps your body to get the maximum benefit from your activity.
- Most people are halfway done with their workout before they’re properly warmed up, thus missing the maximum return on their efforts.
Guys, we need to have a chat. I see you at the gym, grabbing the heaviest dumbbells you can manage before churning through a set of biceps curls like it’s your job.
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