Exercise and working out is extremely vital to living a healthy, balanced lifestyle. However, almost everyone (including myself) thinks they are the fitness pro when it comes to exercise. There are a plethora of different myths and legends of what’s good/bad for you in the gym. Although everyone has their own niche, I am going to go over a few Dos and Don’ts for your next workout.
- For starters, it is tremendously important to hydrate yourself prior to going to the gym. Not only does the risk of dehydration skyrocket, but you may also notice yourself feeling tired and very lackadaisical in many of your workouts if you don’t drink enough.
- Another important tip for continuing to build strength while exercising, is to set new goals for yourself. New goals have many different benefits, which include: staying motivated, having fun while trying new things, and realizing what your body accepts or rejects. Along with these, you will notice your strength lacking growth if you just do the same exercise every day.
- It’s so unbelievably important not to try exercises you haven’t been taught or trained on. Although I do emphasize on trying new things, seeking assistance or help the first time is the way to go. By doing certain lifts incorrectly, your body tends to cheat itself by using muscles the lift does NOT train, and will most likely lead to injury.
- Although you may really like working a certain muscle group or doing a certain workout, don’t get into an unbalance. Having versatility in your workouts is important for keeping proportionality in your body. In addition to this, over-training one muscle can drastically the effect said muscle group and may even make it weaker over time.
I would say one of the most important things to take away from this, is to realize that you may not always be right while exercising, and believe me there is nothing wrong with that. Seeking assistance with a trained professional is never a bad thing in anything you do, especially in working out. Keep some of these tips in mind during your next stop at the gym.
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– Tyler Kloss
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