New to bodybuilding and the world of fitness? Take a note of these 5 common mistakes that almost every beginner faces and do it the right way.
1. Choosing Quality Over Quantity
When you tend to do more in the gym in order to reach your goal faster, you end up stressing your body way too much. In the start, your body will respond positive to an extent and post that you will end up hurting yourself. All you have to do is pick a reasonable program with proper guidance. Spend about 45 minutes in the gym and stick to it for a while. Repeat this till your body adapts to it.
2. Thinking More Cardio Means More Fat Loss
If fat loss is your goal, this is a must read. Most beginners start their workout on the cardio machines and spend maximum time running. The ideal way is to add more of strength training than cardio. As you get stronger, you can boost your performance and work harder.
3. Giving Up Really Soon
There are chances that once your body has a chance to change, you plan to quit. It takes about 2-3 months for your body to gain muscles or lose fat. People tend to give up in 4-5 weeks, if they aren’t seeing any major changes. Don’t be one of them. Stick to it till you reach your goal.
4. Changing Your Diet Abruptly
Changing your diet all at once can put you into intense withdrawals and major cravings. Clean up your diet with time. Target your one or two nutritional vices and then remove other bad choices from your meal with time. It should be a gradual process and you will realize that you don’t even miss them now.
5. Relying On Supplements More Than Workout
Claims about fat-loss supplements seem like a complete body transformation in just one pill every day. The truth is what you do in your gym and what you eat is how you build. Stick to a healthy diet and protein that help your body with a healthier composition. Fat loss supplements act as catalyst to your workout. You can add multivitamins too, if need be.