Regular exercise brings a number of benefits – from preventing heart disease to promoting a longer and healthier life. But exercising the wrong way can set back both your fitness goals and your health. To prevent injuries and setbacks, experts advise you to watch out for the following fitness traps!
Flexibility training before and after the exercise helps you throughout the routine. Stretching, as opposed to most weight lifting exercises, can lengthen your muscles, making them thinner.
You focus on only one aspect of exercise!
For comprehensive fitness, you need to include the following components in your exercise: flexibility exercises, exercises for the middle part of the body, balance exercises, mobility, speed, resistance and exercises that strengthen the cardiovascular system.
Muscles need some time to adjust to the demands of aerobic activity. Start slowly and gradually increase the intensity.
You forget to cool down!
After exercising, you must cool and calm your body, because that is how you go from intense to resting. It will also lower high blood pressure and reduce muscle fatigue. Cooling includes five to ten minutes of cardiovascular training and stretching.
You are lifting too much weight!
Do not lift more than your weight can handle, as you can injure yourself very easily. Instead, increase your weight gradually, increasing your strength.
You are kidding and jumping while lifting weights!
When you jump with theogas in your hands, you add unnecessary stress to your joints and other muscles. This can lead to injuries and sprains, and the back is more sensitive then. Control your weight to get the most out of your workout, and always exercise carefully and progress slowly, because then you are safer and more efficient.
Exercise too intensely!
This is actually less effective than moderate exercise over a long period of time. The right amount of exercise is the one that causes light sweating, and slightly speeds up the heartbeat.
You are not drinking enough water!
You’re just not thirsty? Don’t wait to feel thirsty, because you will already be dehydrated at that moment. You need to drink water during the whole exercise because that way you will stay hydrated.