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    Default What not to do when you go to a gym!

    You may be a real exercise junky, religiously working out at least three times a week. You probably are lifting as much weights as professional athletes do in training, yet you just can’t seem to reach your goals somehow. So you start looking at your diet and decide to add more power bars to give you that extra oomph but, still you aren’t getting what you spend so much time working out for. It may be a right time to join the Fitness Center. So what’s left to do?

    Have you ever thought that maybe you have been exercising all wrong? Have a look and see if you are doing any of these things listed.

    Could it be that when you are at the Gym you are spending too much time socializing? At times, many persons spend an hour per session for workouts and during that time they only really do half hour of exercising. The rest is spent catching up with friends and chatting about the latest gossip. If you are guilty of this you need to cut the chatter, there is time to chit chat after you finish.

    If after exercise sessions at Gym you feel tired and are having trouble sleeping you could be doing too much. As in all things moderation is key and so with your workouts. Overtraining can cause sleep problems, mood issues eventually have the opposite effect of what you are exercising for. Rest is necessary, for it is actually when your muscles are repairing themselves when they become stronger not during the actual workout. Some make certain that rest is a part of your exercise plans.

    If you are doing the same routine since you got your membership at Gym or for any extended period then you have an issue. If you keep doing the same routine or exercises your body will simply plateau and never change. You need to change it up every now and then to give your body a challenge. Also by changing your exercise process you will give one muscle set a rest and work out an entirely new set.

    It is very likely that you are doing it all wrong. All too often persons start using machines without getting the right instructions on how to use them. It is very likely that if you do an exercise wrong it will lead to injury. However, even if you do not get injured you will not get the best results from the exercise. So to avoid this ask for help, which leads to the final point.

    At every sports or health club there is a professional trainer and which you can also find at Gyms. This person is trained and qualified in health and fitness. So once you go to do some exercise before you start get the trainers advice on what exercise to do, how to do it and how much to do. This will not only help you get the best out of your exercise routines but will be a safeguard against injuries due to ignorance.

    So if you find that you are guilty of one or more of the above you need to take a serious look on yourself and your exercise process. After all, it is pointless to be sweating and working like crazy and not getting the results.
    Last edited by Islander; 09-05-19 at 09:51 AM.

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    Default Re: What not to do when you go to a gym!

    All of the above....excellent points. In my experience, individuals work out for different reasons. Not everyone who buys a gym membership works out solely to build huge muscles. Really good, qualified professional trainers can help every gym member, whatever their fitness goal. Some people just want to lose weight, some want to build strength, some just want the "social" experience, while some will want to build big muscles, etc. etc. One of the key advantages of working out at a gym is the diversity of machines, dead weight, pulleys, ropes, situp boards, and other equipment to meet the needs of every gym member. The challenge for those of us who go to the gym just to build big muscles is to be tolerant and respectful toward those who mostly want to talk during their workout routine, recognizing that the socialization for them is as important as the actual workout.

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    Default Re: What not to do when you go to a gym!

    There is training for strength and then there is training for size (hypertrophy). Different goals require differing rep ranges, differing loads (amount of weight used), and differing time under tension. The goal drives everything else.

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