Every time we want to have better results we think that we should control our diet more, have even more intensive workouts or even have better quality equipment.
But, often, we make mistakes in the gym with which we unconsciously sabotage the effects of the training.
How to get better results?
We often talk about what should you do in the gym and how to do it, but it’s time to talk about what NOT TO DO in the gym if you want better results.
1.Don’t mix up intensive workouts with progress
To progress, you need to invest more in your workouts, but the opposite is not always true.
Strenuous workouts are not always the key to better results. Progress comes from different aspects and not every type of hard work will bring you the results you want.
For example, lifting 15 kilograms in a series of 60 reps is as hard as 35 kilograms in a series of 10 reps, but these two types of training will give you quite different results.
With the first one you will achieve a mild, short-term muscle growth, while with the second one you will progress with long-term effects on muscle mass.
2.Never go for heavier weights if you haven’t perfected the form
We know that exercises with greater weights bring more results, but not at all costs.
If you are rushing to lift heavier weights without looking at the shape, you will get the opposite effect and increase the risk of injury.
The form of performance is particularly important in exercises involving complex movements, such as dead lifting and squats.
Instead of thinking how to put more weight on the rod, follow your movements, and if necessary, consult an experienced coach. That way you will see the progress you expect much faster.
3.Never follow other people’s training programs
Seeing how others achieve better results, you can easily fall into a trap and to try to practice like them. And by following a program that works for someone else, the chances to hurt yourself are bigger, because of the differences in strength, fitness level, goal, and in many other aspects.
It’s always good to see people practicing around you, but that does not mean that should exercise like them.
Follow the training program that has been created for you and you will notice that in a short period of time you will start to achieve better results.
4.Focus on the workout
There are many factors in the gym that can distract and defocus you. Although most of them seem harmless, reckless exercise can bring serious consequences.
Avoid talking to the people in the gym, texting or choosing music while you are exercising.
5.Don’t neglect any part of your body
This is perhaps one of the most common mistakes that occur in the gym, and for two reasons.
The first one is too much focus on one part of the body – for example, arms or chest for men, butt and legs for women. Let me remind you that our body is designed to function in harmony, so if you neglect a body part at the expense of forcing another one, you can’t have positive effects in the long term.
This will cause uneven development of the body that can result in poor appearance and disharmony in body functions such as movement, for example. It’s fine to work more on a specific body part, but not to completely neglect the rest.
The second reason for avoiding exercises for a certain muscle group is shame. If everyone around you can perform more difficult exercises for legs, which you think you can’t perform, it is possible to feel ashamed and neglect that muscle group.
Don’t do this. Remember that you go to the gym to work on improving yourself, not showing what your strengths are.