Have you ever thought that sometimes you can be the only one who’s sabotaging your workouts? Here are some signs that you’re doing it!
If you haven’t started to see the benefits of your workouts, maybe you should ask yourself if there’s something that you’re doing wrong. By being aware of bad habits and the effect they have, you can work to get back on track and see the progress that you want so much. These are the most common mistakes:
1. Not Warming Up Enough. An efficient warm-up is essential for everyone who gets in the gym. By skipping this step or not giving it the proper attention, you totally sabotage your entire workout. Every trainer will agree that not warming up can decrease the effectiveness of your training session and increase your chance of injury. Your muscles won’t be elastic enough, which could lead to tears, meaning long term setbacks and recovery.
2. Not Training Opposing Movements. If you want real results you must know that it’s very important to work opposing movements, like pairing a bench press with a row. Neglecting certain movements will lead to muscle imbalances which are very dangerous and can be the reason for some very painful injuries that will keep you out of the gym for some long time.
3. Working in Limited Range of Motion. Working in a limited range of motion, can lead to limited strength and mobility. Working on full-depth squats, for example, will help you develop more stability and strength and will protect your joints.
4. Not Sleeping Enough. Sleep is essential for every human and it becomes more important when you use to train hard in the gym. Your body need enough time to rest, so try to shut down at a normal hour and sleep enough. Have a period of one hour to relax your brain before sleep. Don’t forget to shut down all computers, mobile phones and tablets. Electronics emit blue spectrum light which restrains your body’s production of melatonin – the hormone that makes you sleepy.