Posted by : Άνθια Κουρσάρη Thursday, May 16, 2013

Today we look at the most common mistakes, people do in the gym, so we will be able to avoid them.

Mistake 1: many hours in the gym
avoid when we workoutOur workout should last up to 60 minutes. If  we go beyond this limit we will start running out of energy, glycogen and glucose. We will be exhausted, our body will need a source of energy, however where it will be found? It will only be found in our muscle tissue, where it will use protein as an energy source. In other words,it will burn muscle mass, which you do not want. So overtraining has the disadvantage of burning muscle mass. Those who think that the more exercise you do the better, after that I hope you change your mind.

Mistake 2: We do not preheat
Many of us go to the gym and go directly to the weights. This increases too much the risk of muscle injury. Always, before we begin our workout we have to do a 10-15 minutes warming up with stretching.

Mistake 3: Exercise with an empty stomach
A lot of people, do that mistake and they work out unfed, thinking that they burn more fat. However, by doing this you will burn muscle mass.

Mistake 4: We eat too much before we exercise
We should eat two hours before exercise something light.

Mistake 5: Perform the same exercises
We do not preheatWe must avoid doing the same exercises with weights and machines, so we will not allow our bodies to get used to a particular workout. We can also change the training techniques to challenge our muscles and thus have quick and desired results.

Mistake 6: Go to the gym for socializing
A lot of of us go to the gym and start chatting, leaving the program in the middle. If we want to chat we should better go for a coffee, rather than destroy our program. To see results in what we do, we need to focus and give everything in this one workout hour.

Mistake 7: Incorrect execution of exercises
Before performing any exercise we should ask someone with more experience or a trainer to explain to us.

Mistake 8: Put more or less weight than we should
We should choose the ideal weight for each set in order to do the replicates correctly and without destroying the technique of exercise.

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