4 (More) Common Workout Mistakes (And How to Fix Them)

I recently shared 4 of the most common fitness mistakes – and how to fix them. Here are 4 more common missteps and simple solutions:

  1. Mistake: Winging it. It’s a huge mistake to go to the gym without a fitness plan. Many people go to the gym and just use the equipment that is available.
    Solution: It’s important to have a goal. From your fitness goal or goals, you can create a fitness plan. You should go to the gym knowing exactly which muscle groups you’ll be working and which machines you’ll be using.
  2. Mistake: Making excuses. We can all think of excuses to skip a workout. But when you start skipping workouts, you derail your fitness plan and cheat your personal health. In order to get results, you must be consistent with your exercise schedule.
    Solution: Motivate yourself. If you don’t have enough motivation to workout regularly, educate yourself on the benefits of working out. And, educate yourself on the harm caused by a sedentary lifestyle. That should get you off your butt!
  3. Mistake: Comparing yourself to others. Many people get discouraged when they see other people lifting more weight, running faster or performing at a higher level.
    Solution: Measure yourself against no one but you! Some people have been exercising regularly for decades. Don’t let their abilities diminish the strides that you are making by becoming more active, more fit and healthier.
  4. Mistake: Favoring your favorite exercises. For most of us, our favorite exercises are the ones that we’re good at. If you don’t like an exercise, it’s probably because it’s hard for you. And if an exercise is hard, that probably means you need to be doing more of it!
    Solution: Spend more time doing the harder exercises and less time doing the easier ones. Don’t play favorites at the gym!
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  1. Thanks so much for addressing many of the mistakes people might not even be aware that they take part in.

  2. I do this all the time and didn’t even realize it till just now. Thanks for pointing this out. Now I know what I’m goin to be working on. I’m going to try to make it more fun (if possible) and just take the brake instead of just stopping and moving on. ๐Ÿ™‚