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4 Common Workout Mistakes – and How to Fix Them!

 
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Mistake #1: DOING CORE WORK FIRST
Whether it’s squats, lunges, shoulder presses, or step-ups, you recruit your core muscles for balance.  Wait to focus on abs at the end of your workout and they’ll already be in a partly fatigued state.  Bonus: This means you have to do less core work overall.

Mistake #2: 
TOO MUCH STEADY-STATE CARDIO
When weight loss is your main goal, it’s easy to go into cardio overload.  Cardio isn’t bad – in fact it’s great for your heart!  However, you could see better and faster results by adding intervals and strength training to your routine!

Mistake #3: 
ISOLATION OVERLOAD
While some isolation work is fine, the vast majority of your program should be focused on compound, functional exercises such as squats, deadlifts, and bent over rows.

Mistake #4: 
NOT RESTING BETWEEN WORKOUTS
Workouts break down muscle tissue.  Your rest day allows your body time to rest and recover.  This is the time when your muscle tissue rebuilds and grows stronger.  Aim for at least one day completely off each week.  You’ll come back feeling refreshed and ready to go!

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Kathie Brown

Certified NASM and AFAA Personal Trainer. Over 20 years experience. Specializes in weight loss, athletes and women body building and leaning out. Crossfit athlete, trains and competes in Crossfit competitions. Took the L1 Crossfit course and completed the judges course. Enjoys working with all levels and body types and loves seeing her clients get stronger and feel confident.

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