Five mistakes to avoid in the gym, second part
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 yourself in any of them, and if so, you already know what you have to do.
Mistake 1 – Poor training
A bad training program won't get you far, but a poorly executed workout, even worse.
Most strictly followed training programs will work.
Some more others less, but they all work IF they are taken seriously.
First, try to build a good training program.
Follow it and give the maximum in each workout.
The best program in the world will not work if you do not commit yourself.
If the plan says to do 10 repetitions of a certain exercise, it is to use a weight that does not allow you more than 10/11 repetitions.
It is to use a significant load for you and not a light weight in which you do the repetitions while talking.
Error 2 – Rest
I'm sure you've heard that rest is important for those who walk in the gym.
And yes, it is true, rest is essential.
Try to sleep at least 6 hours a day, and ideally 8 hours.
In addition, if you do 4 heavy chest exercises, it makes no sense to go to the gym the day after training your chest again.
Now, don't take the story of rest too much and don't go into hibernation.
Error 3 – Load / Form
Increasing the load is essential, but in the right way.
Of course, sometimes the shape will fail slightly.
When you want to put 5 kg more on the bar, you will probably negatively influence the way the exercise is performed.
Now, don't take on circus-worthy poses and someone is there to help you.
Always pay attention to the way you perform the exercise, whether through mirrors or training colleagues.
Do not overdo cheats, no supine means.
Error 4 – Compound exercises vs isolated exercises
No, the isolated exercises are not rubbish, the machines are not a demon and can also take place in a strength training.
Now, there are basic exercises and those are the compounds.
Squat, bench press, deadweight, you will find the main ones in this article.
These exercises must be the basis of any plan, they must be the exercises you do at the beginning of the training, they are the ones that will give you the best results.
If you include isolated machines and exercises in your training plan, start with compounds first and then isolated ones.
Mistake 5 – Tips
In all gyms there are excellent advisers, 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 you often get in gyms.
Most do not know what to say, most do not get you anywhere, find out who you REALLY know.
So, the next time mega mass is advised in the gym, or sets of 20 reps to set, put the headphones back on.