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5 Common Workout Mistakes

By Virginia Laird

There are many benefits one can reap from participating in workouts that he or she enjoys, including stress relief, mood boost, and an overall improvement of health. Even though you may enjoy working out, it is important to make certain to avoid some of the more common mistakes individuals make when attempting to reach their goals.

Changing Your Workout Up Too Frequently

Though working out can get monotonous, it is important to stay with the workout plan you chose for awhile before giving up. Change can be good, but switching the workout up too often doesn't allow you to see any physical changes. Stick to the plan as best you can.

You Only Care About Your Abs

We’d all love a beautiful set of abs. However, this cannot be the sole focus as the desired result of a workout program. It is important to keep in mind that the body needs balance. Be sure to work out and build other muscles while focusing on the abs. Think about it, exactly how would your body look with a nice six pack and flabby arms and legs? Balance is the key to success.

Expecting Big Changes Too Soon

As hard as one works at exercising, it would be nice to see a change within a matter of days. Truth be told, it takes a few weeks of sticking to the plan the see any change. Trainers suggest that you feel the changes in two weeks, see slight changes in four weeks, and love the lifestyle changes in eight. 

You Don’t Enjoy Your Workout

It is important to select a program you enjoy or can learn to enjoy. The first step to success is loving the exercises you have committed to. The first sign of failure is just the opposite. If you do not love your program, the odds of you completing it are not in your favor. You will have less chance to attain your goals when trying to force yourself to complete workouts you dread.

Forgetting the Warm Up

Warming up is an important aspect of working out. It works to prevent injury and can help to lower the soreness after a workout. Jumping in without preparing your body can be detrimental to the progress you want. Slow down and take a couple minutes to get your body ready to move.

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