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Five mistakes to avoid at the gym, part 2

Five mistakes to avoid in the gym, part two

Everyone makes mistakes in the gym, it's normal.

In the initial phase, the number of errors is also greater, after all, you don't even know what you're doing.

After a first article in which we told you about 5 common mistakes in the gym, now follows the second part.

See if you identify with any of them, and if so, you already know what you have to do.

Error 1? Weak training

A bad training program won't take you far, but poorly executed training will get you even worse.

Most training programs followed exactly will produce results.

Some more, some less, but they all work IF are taken seriously.

First, try to build a good training program.


Follow it and give your best in each workout.

The best program in the world won't work if you don't commit.

If the plan says to do 10 repetitions of a certain exercise, use a weight that does not allow you to do more than 10/11 repetitions.

You should use a load that is significant to you and not a light weight where you do the repetitions while talking.

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Error 2? Rest

I'm sure you've heard that rest is important for those who go to the gym.

And yes, it's true, rest is essential.

Try to sleep at least 6 hours a day, and ideally aim for 8 hours.

Furthermore, if you do 4 heavy chest exercises, there is no point in going to the gym the next day to train your chest again.

Now, don't take the rest story too personally and don't go into hibernation mode.

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Error 3? Load/Shape

Increasing the load is essential, but correctly.

Of course, sometimes the form will fail slightly.

When you want to put another 5kg on the bar, you will probably negatively influence the way you perform the exercise.

It's normal.

Now, don't assume poses worthy of a circus and have someone accompany you to help you.

Always pay attention to the way you perform the exercise, whether through mirrors or training partners.

Don't do exaggerated cheats, no bench presses.

Error 4? Compound exercises vs isolation exercises

No, isolated exercises are not rubbish, machines are not demons and they can also be part of a bodybuilding workout.

Now, there are base exercises and these are the ones compounds.

Squats, bench presses, deadlifts, you will find the main ones in this article.

These exercises should be the basis of any plan, they should be the exercises you do at the beginning of your training, they are the ones that will give you the best results.

If you include machines and isolated exercises in your training plan, start with the compounds first and only then the isolated ones.

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Error 5? Tips

In all gyms there are excellent advisors, with infinite wisdom, tips for everything and everyone.

The problem is that most of the time, this wisdom is wrong.

You learn to listen but you also learn to ignore some of the advice that is often given in gyms.

Most of them don't know what they're saying, most of them don't take you anywhere, find out who REALLY he knows.

So, the next time they advise you to do mega mass at the gym, or sets of 20 repetitions to define, put your headphones back on.

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