Mistakes to Avoid in the Gym
July 15, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

With the Crimbo meat sweats nothing more than a distant, delicious memory; it’s about time you got your, seasonally plump, ass back into the gym!

With every kind of fitness regime available, from the usual 45 minute hapless stroll around the gym, to a rigorous, vomit inducing Crossfit session, it’s so common to let mistakes and faux pas slip into your workout routine. Here are a few that you must try to avoid at all costs:

Poor Form

First things first, make sure that you’re doing your exercises right, otherwise what’s the point! Aside from aches and pains through your workout, it can lead to wear and tear of muscles and even stress fractures, not to mention you’ll be judged by the seasoned veterans of the dumbbells.

If you’re a newbie, talk to someone working in the gym to make sure that your technique’s correct, or alternatively, you could befriend a regular gym goer and get some tips from them; they’re usually only dying to show off their weight-lifting prowess.

Hogging Mirrors

If you didn’t snap it, did it even happen? Yes, yes it did, now put down the phone, step away from the mirror and get back to lifting something heavy! We live in a time where people are constantly taking pictures, but according to gym etiquette, using a mirror for anything other than checking whether you’re doing the exercise correctly is actually quite frowned upon.

No Pain, No Gain Mentality

It’s never a good idea to the gym with the idea that you need to be in pain in order to make progress, whether you’re looking to add mass or whether you’re trying to lose weight.

This ‘No Pain, No Gain’ mentality will do nothing but put you on the fast track to injury. If you are in pain while doing your workout, then stop. Simply stop. Workouts that push you to your limit are designed to make you feel uncomfortable, not to put you in the hospital.

Laziness

When in the gym, don’t forget that you’re not the only one using the equipment. If you take a weight, bell, mat or rope etc., always put it back after you use it. There’s nothing worse than tripping over someone else’s equipment that’s been left lying around, so be nice a put it away!

Wipe Down Equipment

When you finish sweating out the beer, you said you weren’t going to have last night, you must wipe the machines and (or) benches down thoroughly, otherwise you risk getting yelled at by people much bigger and scarier than you. Seriously, a quick wipe down takes seconds and is just considerate.

Area Focus

It’s important that you rock up to the gym with a game plan! What you don’t want to do is turn up to the gym, pick out a couple of familiar looking machines and do exercises that you seen on some fit lad’s Instagram account.

What’s much more beneficial is to go to the gym with the plan of working out one body part each day. It’s too easy to go to the gym and just work arms all day and end up looking like a flamingo, and trust me, I know many a flamingo – don’t become one of them!
These are just a few of the things you need to avoid in the gym. A lot of them are just out of consideration for other users. Always remember that there are other people there other than yourself and that you wouldn’t want to be the one running around looking for missing weights, sitting in someone else’s sweat or waiting for a mirror that’s being hogged.

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Mistakes to Avoid in the Gym
July 15, 2016 (No Comments) by theSharpeUser

With the Crimbo meat sweats nothing more than a distant, delicious memory; it’s about time you got your, seasonally plump, ass back into the gym!

With every kind of fitness regime available, from the usual 45 minute hapless stroll around the gym, to a rigorous, vomit inducing Crossfit session, it’s so common to let mistakes and faux pas slip into your workout routine. Here are a few that you must try to avoid at all costs:

Poor Form

First things first, make sure that you’re doing your exercises right, otherwise what’s the point! Aside from aches and pains through your workout, it can lead to wear and tear of muscles and even stress fractures, not to mention you’ll be judged by the seasoned veterans of the dumbbells.

If you’re a newbie, talk to someone working in the gym to make sure that your technique’s correct, or alternatively, you could befriend a regular gym goer and get some tips from them; they’re usually only dying to show off their weight-lifting prowess.

Hogging Mirrors

If you didn’t snap it, did it even happen? Yes, yes it did, now put down the phone, step away from the mirror and get back to lifting something heavy! We live in a time where people are constantly taking pictures, but according to gym etiquette, using a mirror for anything other than checking whether you’re doing the exercise correctly is actually quite frowned upon.

No Pain, No Gain Mentality

It’s never a good idea to the gym with the idea that you need to be in pain in order to make progress, whether you’re looking to add mass or whether you’re trying to lose weight.

This ‘No Pain, No Gain’ mentality will do nothing but put you on the fast track to injury. If you are in pain while doing your workout, then stop. Simply stop. Workouts that push you to your limit are designed to make you feel uncomfortable, not to put you in the hospital.

Laziness

When in the gym, don’t forget that you’re not the only one using the equipment. If you take a weight, bell, mat or rope etc., always put it back after you use it. There’s nothing worse than tripping over someone else’s equipment that’s been left lying around, so be nice a put it away!

Wipe Down Equipment

When you finish sweating out the beer, you said you weren’t going to have last night, you must wipe the machines and (or) benches down thoroughly, otherwise you risk getting yelled at by people much bigger and scarier than you. Seriously, a quick wipe down takes seconds and is just considerate.

Area Focus

It’s important that you rock up to the gym with a game plan! What you don’t want to do is turn up to the gym, pick out a couple of familiar looking machines and do exercises that you seen on some fit lad’s Instagram account.

What’s much more beneficial is to go to the gym with the plan of working out one body part each day. It’s too easy to go to the gym and just work arms all day and end up looking like a flamingo, and trust me, I know many a flamingo – don’t become one of them!
These are just a few of the things you need to avoid in the gym. A lot of them are just out of consideration for other users. Always remember that there are other people there other than yourself and that you wouldn’t want to be the one running around looking for missing weights, sitting in someone else’s sweat or waiting for a mirror that’s being hogged.



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