The 8 Most Common Workout Mistakes

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on September 29, 2015
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Many newbies who start out with good intentions are discouraged when they don’t see results, which is often due to one of several common mistakes.

If you’re putting forth the effort to exercise, make the best of your workout. Our friends at PureWow have listed the 8 most common workout errors—plus how to fix them—so you can get in a safer, more effective workout!

 

Only Doing Cardio

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Strength training is mandatory. Find out why.

 

Leaving Abs for the End

The 8 Most Common Workout Mistakes

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Instead of putting off core strengthening exercise, incorporate it into the rest of your workout. Here’s how.

 

Never Taking a Day Off

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Overtraining can prevent you from getting the results you want. Learn when to rest.

 

Always Doing the Same Thing

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Don’t become complacent—you could easily stall your progress if you do. Find out how to switch up your workout.

 

Targeting One Part of Your Body

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In order to see definition, you have to lose fat, which isn’t going to happen if you don’t do full-body training. Don’t neglect major parts of your body!

 

Not Warming Up

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@tonehousenyc

Face it: your body can’t go from zero to 100. Warm up to avoid injuries.

 

Not Cooling Down

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Cooling down with light stretches increases your range of motion and can make future exercises easier. Learn more.

 

Not Planning Ahead

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Be serious about getting in shape, and don’t leave room for excuses. Here’s how.

 

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