01/12Fitness mistakes every beginner should avoid making

Fitness mistakes every beginner should avoid making

Every person is bound to make mistakes when they're new to something. As it is rightly said, practice makes a man perfect. But if you start wrong, there are chances you might continue to do wrong. And that might end up doing more harm than good, especially when it comes to working out. Staying fit is obviously a good thing but if you don't really know what you're doing it can't help you out either. So, you need to ensure that you're doing the right things before you decide to pack your bags and head to the gym. Here are some mistakes you might be making.


02/12Being overly keen

Being overly keen

You can't expect to exercise for two hours seven days a week. Nor can you expect to only start eating salads and proteins permanently. You need to understand that these things take planning and that you need to start slow so that you can accomplish things one by one.


03/12Not knowing the why

Not knowing the why

You can't just be doing something just for the sake of doing it. If you want to lose weight you must know why you want to do it. This way when you're not in the mood or feeling tired or super lazy to go to the gym the reason will remind you why you need to do it anyway.


04/12Getting anxious unnecessarily

Getting anxious unnecessarily

Going to the gym is easy pease for some people while for others it can be a rather daunting task. So, yes although you might feel as if people are staring at you or talking about you, you need to ensure that you're not getting anxious unnecessarily. You're only there to do your own thing so do it and enjoy it while you can.


05/12Not setting goals

Not setting goals

This is perhaps the biggest mistake you'll make. You need to figure out what your end goal is. If you want to lose weight you need to specify how much and whether it'll be possible in the time frame you want. Muscle building is different, toning your body is different, setting the right diet is different. These are all factors you need to account for.


06/12Not taking sleep seriously

Not taking sleep seriously

If you want to get healthy and fit, you need to sleep. Seriously. Stop playing video games and watching Netflix until way into the wee hours — set a bedtime, and go to sleep. Your body (and mind) depend on sleep to sharpen and rebuild, and many people who don’t take sleep seriously end up forgoing any gains (or losses) they were hoping to achieve.


07/12Too much protein, not enough fibre

Too much protein, not enough fibre

Protein powder is as popular as it’s ever been, and a lot of people probably think that by merely consuming it you’re building muscle. Well, it’s a powerful tool — when used correctly. But if you do nothing but drink whey protein shakes and eat chicken breast? Your body’s going to turn on you. Be sure you’re getting plenty of fibre in your diet — in the form of fruits and vegetables — or you’ll learn the hard way how your digestive system works.


08/12Skipping a “before” pic

Skipping a “before” pic

It may sound stupid, but take a second and snap a “before” picture before getting started. It’ll be great for a few weeks or months out to look back at how far you’ve come, especially if it feels like you’re not making progress. You don’t need to post it on social media or anything like that, but just save it for your own personal reference.


09/12Lack of nutrients

Lack of nutrients

It is always important to eat right before you workout. The right kind of nutrients help your body to perform better while you workout. Hence, you need to balance out your healthy eating habits according to your workout timings.


10/12Flexibility training

Flexibility training

It is very important to indulge in flexibility training as it betters your performance in physical training after your workout. It also lengthens your muscles and make you look lean and tall. It is a very important part of workout.