10 Common Exercise Mistakes People Make In Their Workout Programs

Tips To Avoid Workout Mistake
Editor's Note: This article has been recently updated with latest information and research studies.

There are common mistakes that most people make in their weight loss* workout programs, and yet very few become aware of them in order to make appropriate adjustments. The worst thing about such mistakes is that they can compromise your workout plans or cause more harm to your health. You might not notice any changes, but they can become more pronounced in the future.

That is why we decided to warn you about these mistakes before you inadvertently become a victim of poor workout habits.

Wrong Cardio Exercises

Doing cardio the wrong way is a common mistake as it happens to be a very delicate undertaking. To avoid this, you must always ensure that you are not overdoing it because it would be cheating to yourself. To balance on cardio, you can work it out for not less than 25 minutes or more than 45 minutes. Within this range, you don’t stand a chance of going anywhere. You can also ensure that my cardio exercises target to increase* your heart rate by between 65% and 75% to avoid accidentally burning off my hard earned muscle mass.

Avod Mistakes Doing Cardio Exercises

Failure to Plan Ahead

To exercise is not something you have to abruptly planned on a single day. You need to plan always for it at an earlier date. You need to avoid the hassles of waking up in the morning to go looking for your exercise attires. Instead, ensure everything is in place before you retire to bed. You can find working out in the morning the best and most convenient before other tasks pile up throughout the day.


Overtraining or straining can perk up your appetite which makes you look like a 250-pound wrestler. To avoid this, you always aim to train enough to burn fat without hitting a plateau. Another disadvantage of overtraining is that it causes your body to lock up. This means that it will no longer be able to burn more fat as you should.

Running To Lose* Weight Through

You have been working to gain and maintain the sleek and sexy muscle tone by engaging in a number of exercises. It called on the need to incorporate weight training and cardio. Too much of cardio (like running) only eat away your muscle mass. Although running is good for your cardiovascular health, it can work against yourself and defeat your progress. Add low impact exercises like Stair master, Elliptical or Air Stepper.

Running To Lose* Weight Through

Hire Shape Trainer

Some people go to the extremes of hiring a shape trainer especially if their exercise programs are aimed for special events or occasions. Instead, look for a trainer who will help you train all year round when you are in the gym as well as the outside world.

Over-relying on A Gym Partner

Although someone supportive can be ideal when it comes to workouts, chances are higher that you might end up concentrating on other topics at the gym that are not beneficial to your exercise program. Additionally, they might not fit in your exercise schedule all the time.

Using Lighter Weights

When it comes to weightlifting, you always reach out for weights that you feel are challenging enough with my primary focus on finishing after doing 8 to 12 repetitions. To reap the best, you have to make sure that you complete your entire weight training sessions every week. You can take it as go by the old saying, “no pain, no gain” aware that beneficial exercises cause soreness. You also need to work on improving* endurance and monitor progress after a couple of weeks.

Using Lighter Weights

Very Short Recovery Time

You must know it’s crucial for my body to rest and recover. This helps to improve* your levels of fitness. For every great intensity and effort training you can put in your workouts, you must always ensure that you get greater recovery time. This helps limit the stress of body that it can tolerate to prevent breakdown or injuries.

Hitting the Scale All the time

You can’t deny having made this stupid mistake when embarked on my fitness course. You wants wanted to monitor your progress and could find yourself on the scale every morning when you go to the bathroom. If there was little progress which made you mad. So decided to do it on a weekly basis and things turned out awesome. Don’t look for discouragement by weighing regularly. Instead, measure your body fat using calipers or how your clothes fit you.

Inadequate Sleep

You have probably heard it from experts that lack of enough sleep can alter several aspects of your life. Your fitness goal is not an exemption. You can notice the change in night or two without adequate sleep could implicate your performance, thus realized that it also affect several functions in your body when it became habitual. Ensure that you get a minimum of 7-8 hours asleep every night.

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Expert Author : Evan Jensen (Consumer Health Digest)

Evan Jensen is a renowned American Nutritionist, Diet Expert and health writer. He specializes in writing about diet, nutrition, exercise and preventive care. He personally has participated in Marathons, Mountain Endurance Races and many other sporting activities.

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