Gym Fails That Are Seriously Killing Your Progress

It doesn’t matter which gym you go into; you will find someone, somewhere making a dangerous mistake. But, telling them won’t do, because they’ll always know better. Or, they’ll have the general assumption of “that won’t happen to me” until it does. 

There are plenty of mistakes you’ll see people doing, but these five are the ones that are seriously holding you and your progress back: 

1 Spending All Your Time In The Gym 

You really don’t have to spend all day in the gym to see results. If you are spending all day in the gym and nothing’s changing, then you might want to consider something that is high intensity but takes a lot less time. For example spend 10 minutes skipping rope, instead of spending half an hour on the treadmill, you would have burned the same amount of calories. 

2 Focusing On Your Upper Body

Women tend to focus on their legs; this one is for the men. Men are forever skipping leg day, and guys, listen, having chicken legs it not attractive with a big bulky upper body. We know you workout for yourself, but please your legs have muscles, too. 

3 Too Many Weights

Can you remember why you started working out in the first place? You had some sort of goal in mind, what was it? 

Yes, you’ve forgotten what it was because you got busy being competitive. It’s not about the weights you lift; it’s being able to lift them on your own safely and with correct form. Otherwise, you’re never going to see any progress. 

4 Bench-Press Feet Up

How many times have you looked up how to do a bench-press properly and effectively? What did each one of those articles tell you? Yes, keep your feet firmly placed on the ground! Then why are you trying to work out your core with dangerously high weights that could make you lose balance and end up on the floor with weights and a barbell on top of you? 

Can’t answer that question, then quit making the mistake! 

5 Stability Ball Everything

Listen, a stability ball is great for balance, which is why you use it when you’re working on your core. A lot of people have the misconception that a stability ball builds strength, it does not, so just stop trying to make it build something it just can’t! 

When you hit the gym floor, remember what your goals are. Otherwise, you’re just going to keep making the same mistake over and over again.