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» Four Mistakes New Exercisers Make

If you’re someone who’s just starting a workout routine, you need to be highly aware of the top mistakes that many exercisers make so that you don’t commit the same crimes yourself. Unfortunately, many people don’t know any better so they start to think they are doing things correctly, when really it’s anything but the case.

Let’s go over four of the top mistakes that new exercisers make so that you can be careful to avoid these at all costs.

Not Learning Proper Form

The very first mistake to avoid is neglecting proper form. It’s absolutely imperative that you use good form as you go about your workout because one wrong move could easily land you very injured. If you don’t know what good form is, see a trainer.

It’s one of the smartest decisions you could make.

Not Keeping Track Of Volume

Next, you also want to be sure that you are keeping track of the volume of exercise you’re doing.  If you start to do too much volume overall, this is going to be a fast road to overtraining and leave a bad impression of exercise in your mind as well.

Start making sure you are keeping the total number of sets and reps you perform under control and be sure that you do get at least one day off each week as well. Some beginners may need two or three days of rest depending on your own recovery system.

Pay attention to your body and listen to what it’s telling you.

Not Tracking Progress

Tracking process is another must-do for anyone who is serious about results with their workout. Failing to track progress means you won’t know what to adjust when the time comes to make some changes.

When you track what you’re doing, you’ll get a better sense of what works and what doesn’t when it comes to your workout routine.

Not Warming Up

Finally, make sure that you are taking the time to warm-up as well. Some beginners skip right over this because they just don’t see the importance. But, if you want to perform optimally in your workout session, that warm-up is incredibly important.

Don’t let yourself think otherwise or you’ll be failing to see the results you could be.

So there you have the top four mistakes new exercisers often make. Do you see yourself in any of these?


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