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Have you ever wondered why that weighing scale is not responding the way it should, even after slogging your ass off in the gym? Sorry to burst your bubble ladies: the weight machine is not at fault, it’s YOU. Knowingly or unknowingly, we make so many gym mistakes that cost us big time.
So, we thought of asking a few women to know about their gym tricks, and we realised most of them are doing it all wrong when it comes to training their bodies. And we want you to know this, so that you don’t repeat the same mistakes in any way!
It’s time to read their shocking revelations:
“I exercise on an empty stomach as it might help me lose more weight.”
This is the worst thing one can do to their body. Ruchika Rai, a renowned fitness expert suggests that you must eat an apple, or 8-10 almonds at least 30 minutes before your workout session. This will give you the energy, and you won’t lose muscle mass as well.
“I start my exercise routine with full-blown cardio.”
Warm ups are a must, if you want to avoid any kind of injury. Your muscles need to be agile and flexible. To reduce the stiffness in your body, it is important to first warm up with some stretches, and then move to full- blown cardio. Plus, if you want to enhance your muscle strength, then you should do cardio after your muscle training.
“I love my morning exercise session and to energise myself I drink a coffee shot.”
Drinking coffee on an empty stomach can mess up with your gut big time. It can lead to acidity and dehydration.
“I wrap my gym session with cardio.”
Although, it is not a bad thing, one must indulge in some post-workout stretches, and only then will you be done with your session. Post-workout stretches release the stiffness in your body, and the problem of sore muscles can also be tackled easily.
“I’ve been sticking to the same routine for almost a year now.”
Listen up ladies, if you are not changing your routine after every three to four months, then you will never achieve the results that you are looking for. Reason being, your body becomes used to the routine that you are following and that’s why you have to keep shuffling for better results.
“I’m more of a cardio person. I don’t do muscle training.”
If you actually want to lose weight, then skipping weight training is really a bad move. Because muscle training will help you tone your muscles better, and make your body much more tighter.
“I only drink water once my session is over.”
Another mistake that people do very often is that they don’t carry their water bottle to the gym. You sweat a lot while exercising, that’s why you need to stay hydrated. So, keep that water bottle handy, and keep sipping on it every now and then.
“I don’t understand the breathing technique, so I go with the flow.”
Breathing does most of the task for you. If you want to lose weight, lift more weights, and improve your stamina, then you need to follow a proper breathing pattern. Try doing that and you’ll see a difference.
“Adding protein to my diet is not my cuppa, and egg whites make me feel pukish.”
You have worked your muscles out, and now they need repairing. And it can only be done by providing your body with some essential nutrients. That’s why restoring protein within 30 to 60 minutes is very important, otherwise you will lose muscle mass.
“I work out everyday.”
“Your body needs rest from time to time to recover and repair, therefore it is important that you take rest for at least a day or two in a week, to avoid injury”, says Ruchika Rai.