Mistakes That Beginners Make When They Start Working Out

What are the top mistakes people make when they start working out? Are you too making any of these? It is inevitable to make mistakes. The important point is to learn from those mistakes and stop repeating them. If you don”t want to miss the gains train, give these tips a thorough read.

1) Strategy plan
What are the top mistakes people make when they start working out? Are you too making any of these? It is inevitable to make mistakes. The important point is to learn from those mistakes and stop repeating them. If you don”t want to miss the gains train, give these tips a thorough read.

1. Strategy plan

This is one mistake that almost everyone has made when they first started lifting. Working out is not just picking up heavy weights and keep lifting heavier ones, one after the other. If you have just started working out and you are reading this article, you already have a head start.

People who go to the gym occasionally or the ones going to the gym twice a day, are leaving gains on the table. Your body needs to be put under certain amount of stress to grow. More or less stress will not do any good.

It’s a well-known fact that successful people always have a plan. These are the four points that you need to keep in mind while making a plan:

a) Goal setting
b) Creating a routine that you can easily follow
c) Executing the plan
d) Measuring results

2. Diet

I know that you have read this a million times but this is the truth. This is a mistake that even experienced lifters make. Too many simple sugars, not enough protein, fast food- every beginner”s diet is full of atleast one of these flaws.

Find your maintenance calories and then based on what your goals are (gain or lose weight), you can plan your diet. This is no secret that eating above your maintenance calories will make your weight scale go a little higher and vice-versa. Drink lots of water ,eat food rich in proteins, have good fats and complex carbohydrates.

Stay away from processed food.

3. Supplements

Supplements are supposed to fill the gaps in your whole food diet. They are not and never will be a replacement for a proper diet. I have come across numerous lifters at my gym who rely completely on supplements for their daily nutritional needs. Four scoops of protein cannot match the nutritional values that 10 eggs or 500 gms of chicken will provide. Supplements should always be taken according to your diet as opposed to what your gym pals suggest. While a few supplements should be in your supplement stack like creatine, whey, multivitamins and fish oil but it is not impossible to build an aesthetic physique without them. So first make sure your diet is nailed down.

Author: David Obrien

I expertise in personal training, natural bodybuilding contest preparation, fat loss, sports nutrition, general well - being and body transformation. I believe in overall fitness i.e. how good you feel, how well you function and how good you look, which is a by function of the first two.

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