If you’re putting out the effort to work out a few times a week, don’t undermine your own efforts with bad habits. More and more people right here in northern Nevada are committed to getting fit, but too many of them are going about it the wrong way. Here are four fitness mistakes you’re probably making – and how to change them.
You Think You Can Spot Reduce
Between infomercials for magic wraps and wobbly pieces of plastic that promise to tone your core, it’s no surprise that lots of people think spot reducing works. The truth is that you can spend all day on crunches without seeing the six pack of your dreams. If that’s your goal, you’ll need a sensible diet paired with the right exercise program to burn fat. That’s where a certified personal trainer can come in handy.
You Don’t Strength Train
Women in general avoid strength training due to an irrational fear of “bulking up.” Most women don’t have nearly enough testosterone for this to be an issue. No matter your gender or even your age, strength training has so many benefits beyond a tighter, trimmer physique. If you aren’t sure where to begin, the right personal trainer can develop a personalized program just for you.
You Have Terrible Form
You may be exercising regularly, but if you’re doing it with bad technique, you’re setting yourself up for trouble. If you don’t know how to exercise properly, a trainer can demonstrate the movements so that you’re doing them safely.
You Depend 100% On Your Wearable
It’s not a bad idea to track calories in and calories out, or to have an idea of your activity level. But assuming that your fitness wearable is completely accurate is a mistake. Not only can they be off by anywhere from 15 to 60 percent, staring at your watch all day kind of defeats the purpose.
Ready to train the right way? Contact the professionals at Framework Personal Training today.