Common gym mistakes
1. LACK OF MOBILITY/ACTIVATION WORK
This is only something I've been focussing on a little bit more in the past few years myself.
You want to move better right?
Perform better yes?
Then you need to work on your mobility (stretching/movement)
Hips, ankles, glutes, etc. all need sorting out to help make things easier.
Spend time on the FOAM ROLLER.
Spend time MOBILISING your joints.
Not necessarily everyday, but certainly around 10mins before you train. I promise you that within a short space of time you're gonna notice the difference.
2. TOO MUCH CARDIO
I've said this before and I'll say it again.
You want to change your BODY COMPOSITION?
START LIFTING WEIGHTS!
The amount of people I see SLAUGHTERING themselves on treadmills is INSANE!
Now if you have a specific goal, such as training for a run, or you're a runner and it's too cold to train outside, then I understand. But please look at it this way...
Yes CARDIO absolutely plays a role in your programming/training regime.
But the NUTS and BOLTS should be your resistance work.
STRENGTH and CONDITIONING.
Cardio should be the icing on the cake, if you're doing more than an OLYMPIC ATHLETE it might not be the best idea.
3. POOR FORM
I say to all my clients.....
"You wouldn't get into a car without having driving lessons"
It's the same for the GYM.
It's a learning process and especially when it comes to lifting weights.
It doesn't have to be PERFECT, but it has to be EFFECTIVE.
BETTER FORM = BETTER RESULTS
Do you know how to PRESS, ROW, HINGE, PULL?
Do you know how to set up equipment based on your ability?
There's more to it than just turning up if you're looking to progress. Yet you still see mostly men lifting an insane amount of weight with horrendous form!
Something we’re very focussed on here at APEX is our FORM. We even have offer specific TECHNIQUE classes on our review days.
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