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Workout Mistake- Are They Stopping Your Muscle Building Progress?

These workout mistake- Are stopping your muscle building progress? 

Walk into most gyms on any given day and you'll find a lot of well-intentioned and hard-working individuals that are frustrated with their progress. Why?
The following mistakes are often to blame.

Mistake No.1 : Not prioritizing

Do you have a lagging muscle group or area of your body you'd like to improve most? If you do, then most likely you are basing the majority of your progress off of this area.
But are you really focusing your workouts on this area? If one of your bodyparts needs extra help, the answer lies in prioritizing. How do you prioritize? The solution isn't always to train the bodypart more frequently, although this is a common approach.
 You may want to train this area at the beginning of your workout or early in the week when you have the most energy and motivation.
Calves are a common example, as are abs. If you are trying to improve these areas, don't train them as an afterthought at the end of your workout. Instead, train them in the beginning or as a separate workout.

Mistake no.2: Training too long

Your progress is not determined by the amount of time you spend in the gym. For your program to be successful in the long run, you want it to be efficient and effective. How? 

Keep your workouts brief and intense. Chat with others in the gym less. Stay focused. Plan your workouts out ahead of time. Click here for more ideas.

Mistake no.3: Not eating often enough

To get maximum results from the time you spend exercising, you should feed your body frequently with 4-6 small meals per day.

Mistake no 4: Thinking you don't need exercise because you're thin 

Even if you are not worried about weight control, there are plenty of reasons to exercise. Heart disease, prevented with exercise, is the number one killer of women in the U.S., and less active people have a 40 percent greater risk of developing high-blood pressure, even if they're slim.
 Exercise also cuts your risk of many forms of cancer and osteoporosis (a particular threat to thin women). Did I mention that you'll have more energy and sleep better too?

Mistake no 5: Rushing through an exercise

Are your reps fast and jerky? Take a moment to really focus on the contraction that your muscle(s) are making. Also use a weight that allows you to execute the rep under full control.

Mistake no 6: Not keeping a journal

One of the most important things you can do to ensure your success is to keep a record of how you're training and eating.

If something's not working, you can go back and look at vital information useful for troubleshooting your program. Also, it is very motivating to look back on your progress!

Mistake no 7: Working out too often

A hard workout tears down muscle tissue. Between workouts, your muscles and nervous system recover. 

If you put your body through additional workouts before it is fully recovered, you are short-circuiting any results from your workouts.

Mistake no 8: Too complicated, too soon

Being enthusiastic is great, but it can sometimes lead to ineffective training, especially for beginners. 

Focus on the basic exercises for several months before considering any isolation or advanced exercises, such as cable movements.

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