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3 Surprising Workout Mistakes You Don’t Know You’re Making

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Are you tired of not seeing the results you want? If so, you’re probably making some common workout mistakes. Here’s a look at a few mistakes you probably didn’t know you’re making. Eliminate these mistakes and you’ll increase your results when you work out.

1. Stretching Before You Do Cardio

Sure, you’re probably not going to hurt yourself doing stretching, but it really doesn’t provide you with great results. It’s also pretty boring. The better option is to mimic the type of cardio you’re going to do at a low intensity before you crank up the intensity. Start at an easy level for five minutes. This offers better results than stretching because it helps prevent burnout and elevates our heart rate.

2. Failing to Increase Your Weights

Don’t make the mistake of thinking that heavier weights will make you bulk up. If you’re no increasing our weights, you’re not going to see the results that you want. Slowly up the poundage on your weights if you’re using them more than once a week, since muscles build up a resistance. Start making weight increases by five pounds every couple weeks.

3. Overeating After Working Out

It’s important to replenish your body after you work out, especially with a combo of protein and carbs. However, you don’t want to overeat and undo the great workout you put in at the gym. It’s easy to overestimate what you burned, so go for a snack that has 150 calories or less after your workout.

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