Sunday, June 24, 2012

Workout Mistakes You're Probably Making #1

Part of me is surprised when people make certain exercise mistakes. After all, with the internet, you can get so much excellent information. Of course, on the other hand, there's still plenty of misinformation there, too and your regular Joe or Joanne doesn't know the knowledgeable expert from the media savvy scam artist.

With that in mind, I'm going to do a series on common exercise mistakes that can derail or slow your progress. 

You spend too much time doing isolation exercises. 

If your typical routine involves sitting on a bunch of machines, you're not getting the most from your time.

The majority of your workout should consist of compound exercises. Compound exercises are multi-joint movements which work more than one muscle at a time. They are more similar to real-life activities and burn more calories.

Which exercise do you think will get you the most bang for your buck? Pushups, which work your chest, shoulders, triceps, and core or a Tricep Extension machine where you're sitting on your butt and using just the triceps?


A well designed program concentrating on exercises like Squats, Pushups, Deadlifts, Rows, Lunges, Presses, etc. will be more efficient and effective in helping you reach your fitness goals.

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