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3 Mistakes Commonly Made in the Gym

Working out probably tops everyone’s list of New Year’s resolutions. Unfortunately, only a fraction of people end up reaching their goals. One of the factors that largely contributes to this are mistakes made in the gym. Continue reading to learn more:

Fear of weightlifting
The benefits of lifting heavy weights far outweigh the benefits of lifting light weights or lifting no weights at all, and just doing cardio. The benefits are numerous, lifting heavier weights can aid in fat loss. Many women generally think the opposite, and assume that lifting weights will make them bigger. This is incorrect. An advantage of weight lifting is your body’s ability to burn fat during and after exercising. When your body craves more oxygen, it requires more caloric expenditure, causing an increase to your metabolic rate. This ultimately leads to burning fat and an eventual weight loss. Other benefits include being able to eat more calories, curves, quality of sleep, increased energy levels and improvement with your overall bodily function. Source: TheTalko

Doing too many ab exercises
Absession is not a new scent from Calvin Klein. Rather, it’s being obsessed with working the abs or the waistline in general.

Here’s a shocker: everyone has a six-pack; you just have to whittle away enough fat so that it shows. Granted, you may want to build the abdominals so they’re more pronounced, but stop thinking that you need to dedicate half your workout or more to working abs.

Three or four hard sets of 15 to 20 – using resistance or using more challenging angles as necessary – a few times a week is all you need. Spend the rest of the time building overall muscle and doing activities that burn fat in general. Source: T-Nation

Bad form
A few women go to the gym with the sole purpose of working out. At such times, the focus is only on the workout, but not on the method. It is important to concentrate on the way you are performing a certain set of exercises or workouts. Performing the workouts properly will help prevent the risk of injury and will also help improve the results. Source: LifeHack

Going too hardcore when you’ve just began working out may lead to burning out or worse, injuries. But don’t worry, because we can help you. Call us today!


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3721 Delbrook Ave #119, North Vancouver, BC V7N 3Z4
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