Yes, you read it right there could be a wrong way to “do” the gym.
Different people of all ages and sizes go to the gym because of a number of reasons. They could be thin they could be fat, it could be to recover from an injury, to build muscle, to lose weight, to train for a sport to build up their stamina for cardio. People also seek gym in order to stay fit and to improve their health by following certain fitness tips.
Following are 5 things which you are doing wrong in a gym:
1-COMMON GYM MISTAKE: DOING WORKOUTS THAT ARE WAY OUT OF YOUR LEAGUE
There are many people in the gym who try to copy other workouts and forget their own body requirements. Those guys are crazy and intense. Do you think by watching other’s and try to replicate workouts done by other people who are much fitter than you? Never forget your own body, your weight, your goals and what your body need. You cannot achieve the desired body by exactly replicating workouts done by others. Whenever you feel like trying something new you just need to find a way to modify your level. According to famous gym instructor Otey, “Results are based on pushing your current fitness threshold just a little bit further each session, each week, each month.” Time to quit doing other people’s exercise and find a workout that fits your current fitness state and your own schedule.
2-COMMON MISTAKE: USING TOO MUCH WEIGHT
The common mistake during workouts which you might be doing is when you are loading the bar with more plates than you can handle. It could lead you to suffer a lot in the long run and also likely to leads to improper movement quality which would diminish the effects of your exercise. According to expert “While there are a time and place for maximal training, doing that in every session, on every set, is only going to result in you burning out and not making consistent progress,” It’s not about how many reps or weight you can lift, you have to stop comparing yourself to other.”
3-COMMON GYM MISTAKE: RESTING TOO LONG BETWEEN SETS
If you spend a long time rather than exercising then you are doing it wrong. By resting too much between sets it can lead you to less stress on the muscle which would ultimately alter the recovery needed for that respective area. You can aim for 50 sec of rest in between a session of 10 repetitions.
4-COMMON GYM MISTAKE: DOING A BODYBUILDER SPLIT
Otey says that “Bodybuilders have a dedication that is matched by very few.”
Take, for instance, the traditional bodybuilder split. A guy might do chest on Monday, back on Tuesday, shoulders on Wednesday, biceps, and triceps on Thursday, legs on Friday, and take the weekend off.”
5-COMMON GYM MISTAKE: NOT TRACKING YOUR WORKOUT
If you are not keeping track of your workout then, unfortunately, it won’t give you the desired results. Therefore, always keep track of your weight, follow fitness tips, reps, and the sets on which they are performed.