Are you aware that you may have bad fitness habits you should break? Some dieters and fitness enthusiasts including beginners may have them. Some people are aware of these habits while others have no clue that they are actually injuring their body in the process. That is in spite of all they have done to regain and maintain a healthy weight.
Working Out While Hungry
Some dieters may have been skipping meals even during days when they need to report to the gym. All of that is done in the name of fast weight loss. Some people believe that doing this will help them burn more calories and body.
The fact is that there is really very little to no evidence to support that theory. In order to burn calories and reduce body fat the body needs fuel. You get that fuel by eating a balanced diet.
Forgetting to Do Some Stretches
This is a mistake usually committed by beginners. There are those who may be too enthusiastic about pumping iron at the gym that they forget to warm up and do some stretches. Stretching helps prevent muscle tears and worse kind of injuries. It also helps you get a better range of motion (i.e. it makes your exercises more efficient).
Stretching should be mandatory both before and after any workout at the gym. It helps hard working folks who have been sitting in the office for hours to prepare their muscles. This is one phase of any weight training that has been proven by clinical studies time and again.
Skipping Your Gym Day
This bad habit is not included in this list to make gym owners get more money. The fact is that people have a hundred reasons why they want to skip going to the gym. Some people say they’re too tired while others make up some other lame excuse not to go to the gym. This usually happens when you’re new; you’ll get over it if you don’t let your excuses get the best of you.
Failing to Work Opposing Muscles
Working opposing muscles gives your body some balance. You can’t go on strengthening your six-pack without working on your back. You can’t grow your biceps without allowing your triceps. Working on opposing muscles makes your workouts more efficient in the end.
Failing to Drink Water
With all the fashionable water bottles everyone is carrying in the gym, you sometimes wonder why some people would fail to drink water while working out. But it happens. Remember that you lose a lot of water when you sweat. Drinking water in the gym should be a natural response.
Having a Post Workout Feast
People naturally get hungry after working out. Eating something after some exercise is actually a pretty good thing. Everyone works up an appetite after some hard work.
However, you should still watch what you eat especially after doing some pretty intense exercises at the gym. You don’t want to waste all that hard work. Avoid eating non-nutritious meals after a workout. Some gym enthusiasts bring along their favorite protein drink so they could have something to soothe their appetites without getting a guilt trip. That basically wraps up this list of bad fitness habits you should break.
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