Gym Mistakes: Mistakes you should not make on your first day at the gym

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Gym mistakes on the first day

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People think that going to the gym is the ultimate solution for their fitness woes. It is possible that frequent workout in the gym under an expert can help you to achieve your fitness goals. For this purpose, you have to be vigilant about the exercise you take up in the gym as well as the way you take care of yourself from day one itself. People who join the gym, feel that they are the fitness experts on the first day itself. Thus, they end up committing mistakes on the first day. One has to be extra careful on the first day of the gym. (Also read: Four common pull up exercise mistakes)

Beginners Gym Mistakes: Biggest mistakes beginners make on the first day of the gym

  • Lifting too much at once
  • Not having any aim
  • Not listening to the trainer
  • Exercising in the wrong posture
  • Copying or imitating others

Lifting too much at once

Gym mistakes on the first day
Lifting too much is a big mistake on your first day at the gym

You have joined the gym to enhance your muscles, not to destroy it. That is what you are doing if you start to lift really heavy weights on your first day itself. It will put a strain on your muscles. So, first train your muscles. (Also read: Which mistakes prevent you from getting toned)

Not having any aim
Everyone goes to the gym with a different motive. Some want to lose weight, while others want to gain it. So, be clear about your objective as only then you’ll be able to work for it. Inform the trainer about it. At the same time it is important to stay stress-free at the gym, else there will be the side-effects. Click the link to how stress affects your workout.

Not listening to the trainer

Gym mistakes on the first day
Not listening to your trainer is a harmful mistake on your first day of gym

This is the mistake many people make on the first day of the gym. They think that they know it all and they don’t need the trainer. Always check with your trainer before picking any exercise. He/she is there for a reason.

Exercising in the wrong posture
If you exercise in the wrong posture you can end up with a sprain or some serious health problems. Get help from your trainer and exercise accordingly.

Copying or imitating others
There are many people in the gym that are working out for years. If you try to copy them on your first day, you’ll simply harm yourself. Pick your own routine.

So, make sure that you avoid these mistakes for sure. You can read the same article in Hindi.

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