5 Mistakes Guys Make In The Gym

Get A Good Warm Up

Get A Good Warm Up

The warm up is very important - that's pretty much common knowledge with everyone that trains regularly. But how you warm up certainly plays a part.

Typically, most people choose either a treadmill or a bike. The problem with both of these is the fact that it neglects your top half.

Prepare your upper body better for lifting big by first lifting light. For example, choose w bench-press weight which sees you able to do 15 or 20 reps with moderate ease. Count to 30 and bump it up, doing only 10 to 15 reps. Then once more with 5 to 10 reps.

That'll just about do it...

Set Goals But Don't Give In To Ego

Set Goals But Don't Give In To Ego

You might really, really want to lift a certain weight during a particular exercise...but that doesn't mean you actually can.

If you can't do it through the regular range of motion and/or without potentially hurting yourself, then you're just going to have to deal with that.

Look forward to the day when you can and work towards it. Set goals instead of unrealistic expectations.



More Can Actually Mean Less

More Can Actually Mean Less

How can that be?

Lifting too heavy can actually be detrimental to your gains. This might seem at odds with what many will tell you but the fact is that lifting so heavy that you can't finish sets has the potential to damage fast-twitch muscle.

Bring the weight down to where you can (only just) finish the sets.

What Are The Mirros For?

What Are The Mirros For?

What are the mirrors for in a gym? Is it to help you create the best Tinder profile you can be?

Or is it to help you with form?

It doesn't matter to us if you enjoy looking at your hot body while imagining how appealing you'll be to potential love interests. What matters is that you don't train the wrong way and end up hurting yourself or looking a bit uneven.

It's a cliché because it's true; form is everything.



Don't Get Stuck In A Routine

Don't Get Stuck In A Routine

This can be a bit like your sex life really.

If you do the same old tired thing every single time, the results will surely plateau.

You need to mix things up so your muscles don't get used to a routine. Find different exercises that work the same muscles in slightly different ways. For example, add an incline or decline to bench-presses...but don't just keep doing that every day either.

...Something about variety being the spice of life or whatever...