If you go to the gym regularly but feel like you are not benefiting, you may be doing some things wrong that take away from your workout. One of the biggest mistakes people make is performing worthless stretches or not stretching at all. Static stretches can actually take away from the benefits of the workout. Instead, experts suggest you do the same moves from your workout, but at a lower intensity. Also, do not drop weights. This means you are lifting too much and damaging your body. You should also be focusing more on form than weight.
- Don’t let your ego interfere with your workout. If you need to break form to lift a weight, or you have to drop it afterwards, it’s too heavy for you.
- Don’t focus too much on isolation exercises… or skip leg day.
- Don’t assume you know everything. Always be ready to ditch outdated knowledge, like those stretches you learned in the 80s.
Spilling your weights after a set makes you look injured, not powerful.
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