There are a lot of counterproductive workout habits. I am here to warn you of what they are. Here are the top 10 mistakes and tips to avoid them. Find out more.
There are a lot of unhealthy and counterproductive workout habits and behaviors in which many unknowingly partake of on a daily basis; things that people have been doing wrong for years but simply never took the time to examine. These are mistakes that anyone can make, especially when starting out in the gym.
I like to call them “Gym-stakes” and I am here to warn you of what they are before you accidentally develop bad workout habits.
Top 10 Workout Mistakes
1. Doing Cardio “The Wrong Way”:
There’s a delicate balance when it comes to cardio- If you don’t do enough you are cheating yourself, but if you do too much you are needlessly exhausting yourself.
The most important thing to remember is you want to reach your cardio potential by not doing less than 25 minutes or more than 45 minutes. This “magic zone” between 25 to 45 minutes is the fat burning zone where you can’t go wrong.
If you do more than this, you will hit a training plateau where your workouts become stagnant and your body “hits a wall” and you slow/stop your progress.
Make sure to do cardio at 65-75% of their target heart rate and focus on keeping your heart rates within that range, so that you don’t accidentally burn off your hard earned muscle mass.