We all make mistakes – that’s part of being a human being. When it comes to fitness, mistakes that we make while exercising could lead to serious injury and a long pause between training, which is surely something that you don’t want. Experts claim that while running, women have double the risk of getting injured, just because of different biomechanics in our bodies.
Luckily, most of the serious injuries can be easily avoided, by tracing to the mistakes that were made and when you find out what you did wrong, you will have no problem in fixing it. Thanks to the tips from professionals we were able to create a list of most common mistakes made while training and how to correct them:
- You are too ambitious
Ambition is a good thing – you will need it to reach your fitness goals, but at the same time it can be dangerous – especially for the beginner runner. It happens that when someone reaches 2 miles for the first time, immediately tries to run three miles the next day. Situations like these easily lead toward an injury – instead of increasing too much the length, try to do it gradually!
- You push yourself hard every workout
How many times you have seen somebody destroying a workout in your gym every time he or she comes? Or do you have a friend who is a runner and always tries to run faster and faster? The problem is that more than often these people feel drained and exhausted the next day, but what is even worse is that they will not be able to keep good form, which leads to injury.
- You’re only using one type of exercise
For years and years the discussion was going on – is it better to focus on cardio or on weight training when trying to lose weight? The answer is somewhere in between – experts say that combination of the two is best. Now, you see where is the problem – if you focus only on cardio or just one exercise, you are sabotaging your own progress.
- You’re not warming up
You wouldn’t believe how many people skip warm up sessions – both in cardio and in weight training sessions. The interesting thing is that almost every person knows how important warm-up really is and they still skip it – some say because they don’t have the time or they just want to start exercising.
- You don’t plan in advance
Planning in advance is an important part of everyone’s fitness journey – it helps you make it easier on yourself and what’s more important – it keeps you focused. This plan should include much more than just exercises – it should also include your overall plan for that week – your meals, exercises and everything fitness-related. It may take some time in the beginning, but when you get the hang of it, you will be able to prepare the whole weekly plan in just a few minutes – furthermore, you could ask your significant other to join you!