Overview on Some of the Most Common Exercise Mistakes

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Avoid Costly Exercise Mistakes



While spending close to 9 or 10 hours in a working setting is becoming very common, it becomes vital that you perform physical fitness exercise on a daily basis. Doing exercise can make you make you feel better. It is the best method that may help you in reducing stress, anxiety and depression as well. In fact, it is the best alternative that may even allow you develop a better frame of mind.


Perhaps performing daily exercise is more like driving a car. There are different ways of performing exercises and when you do your daily workout with incorrect posture, it may lead you very serious injuries and at times serious consequences. When you do physical fitness it is important that you get the most out it. It must be noted that there are right ways as well as wrong ways of doing exercise. In fact, these days many young men and women have the misconception that as long they are getting their adrenaline pumping and blood flowing, they are correctly performing their exercises. But, because you are getting pumped and are feeling good does not necessarily mean you are performing your exercises safely and in the right form.


There are plenty of errors that many people usually make during physical fitness workouts and so they should learn to become aware of bad form which makes one injury prone. Here are some of the most common exercise mistakes that people generally make:

Improper Stretching – No exercise is complete without proper pre-workout stretching. It is always important that you stretch properly. So, it is highly recommendable to stretch for few minutes prior to exercise, depending upon the muscles that will be used during the fitness activity. You must note that muscles that are generally supple, the probability is that it is less likely to get injured in comparison to the tight ones.


Improper set-up of Machine- If you are performing exercises by using different equipment then it’s  advisable to make sure any workout equipment you use is safe and set up well. Always adjust machines to fit your stature before using them. For example, if you are at the gym make sure you have a general idea of how the machine works before jumping on any machine blindly. Use a machine carefully and methodically at first, especially if you are not accustomed to such a workout equipment. And if you don’t know how to use it then it is always better to ask a staff member to demonstrate proper usage of any machine so that you don’t get injured or make a fool out of yourself.

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Instant Progression – Exercising too hard to early and even increasing the intensity too quickly is yet another common mistake that newbies make to try to get a toned-up body superfast; I would suggest taking it easy for the first few month if you are new to exercising or if you have not exercised in months or longer. Muscle tears and injuries are no fun, they don’t just happen to professional athletes, anyone can get injured at any time. So, the most vital thing that you need to focus on is consistency and gradual progression. The key here is gradual improvement in your body and health when you are new or just returning back from a long break.


If you are willing to put in the work by exercising regularly, you will reap the benefits of exercise in many ways from things such as improved stamina, strength, leanness, a higher sex drive, a more attractive body, better health, more confidence, and the list goes on and on.  In fact, gradual progression is important and may help in avoiding injury as well as making improvements in many other areas of one’s life, automatically just from performing regular exercise a minimum of 2 to 3 times a week.


Improper Breathing – This is another common mistake that many of us generally do. Many of us generally don’t pay any attention to our breathing when we perform physical fitness exercises, but you must incorporate proper breathing techniques into each exercise move. Proper breathing can regulate your exercise speed, concentration and work on your core muscles at the same time.


Avoiding Drinking Enough Water- Most of us generally drink water only when we are thirsty, but we need to understand that being thirsty is an indicator that your body needs water. Dehydrated condition can lead to cramps and even at times muscle tightness which can result in muscle tears. So it is always better to drink even more water to rehydrate your body.


Apart from those thing mentioned above, other areas that you need to be very careful in is to pace yourself and keep safety in mind at all times to avoid serious injuries or even worse. Always remember that even the best athletes didn’t become so overnight, it takes regular practice over time. It takes proper training and endurance. So enjoy your exercise, but at the same time make sure you do it safely.


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