8 Ways You Can Disrupt Your Workout

Fitness Basics 8 November 2015 | 0 Comments

Working out is an important component of a healthy lifestyle. We try our best to exercise regularly in order to achieve great physique and a healthy body.

Alarmingly, there are things we unconsciously do that are sabotaging the good progress our workout will give our body. Here are some ways we are unknowingly ruining our own workout.

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No warm up.

Warm-ups are essential in order to regulate the proper flow of blood throughout the body. It warms and loosens up the muscles so that they are prepared for the grueling exercise they will go through. Prepping the muscles will improve your workout and prevent tears and damages to the muscles. Slow jogging and walking warm-ups are excellent examples you can do.

 

No cool down.

An abrupt stop to a workout session can lead to the feeling of dizziness. Cooling down helps the blood pressure and heart rate to gradually go down. Slow stretches are a good example of a cool down method to prevent workout injuries.

 

Not resting.

After a strenuous workout, the body needs time to recover. During down time, the formation of toned muscles can be seen

 

Not enough sleep.

Exercising too much without getting sleep can hinder body hormones from regenerating the muscles and burning down fat.  These hormones cannot get to work when we are awake hence, sleep is needed.

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No hydration.

Drinking a lot of water and taking in hydrating foods before a workout keeps you from being tired so you can perform better.

 

No proper nutrition.

Food is the fuel our body needs to have an ample amount of energy to stay in shape. Eat the right ones before and after a workout session for added energy and muscle repair.

 

Overtraining.

Doing too much of something is not good. This is also the case when it comes to fitness. Long-term heavy duty workout can cause serious damage to the heart.

 

Repeating the same workout every time.

Your body can get used to a kind of workout, especially if this is the only thing you do. Gradually, the body exerts less effort in doing a workout routine, making it harder for you to burn calories and tone muscles.

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