Common Workout Mistakes and How to Fix Them
Have you been putting your time into training but still find that you aren’t seeing results? Not only can this be seriously demotivating, but it can also be damaging to your body - it’s a sign that something isn’t right. Whether it’s lifting a new PB or shaving those extra seconds off your 5K, if you’re following a training plan and still not seeing any progress, it’s not good news. However, it may be that you are victim to a few training mistakes that are very common at all stages of the fitness journey. And if this is the case, it should be easy to fix so you can finally reap in the results you deserve.
1. Not warming up
Especially if you are lifting heavy or doing intense cardio, not warming up can significantly increase your risk of injury. Doing some gentle movements before executing your session secretes lubrication between your muscles meaning that there is less chance of tear during the contraction and relaxation that takes place during your workout. Warming up also increases your body temperature, and this means that your blood cells responsible for carrying oxygen around the body are at their peak. This circulation results in your muscles being more efficiently used.
2. No rest or recovery
It can be so easy to fall into the mindset that taking a rest day from your training will seriously impede your results, but it is quite simple - if your muscles haven’t had time to repair after their previous workout, they won’t be able to work to their best after that. Taking rest days and keeping a sufficient protein intake all helps with the muscle recovery process.
Most people do not drink enough water as it is, and if you are working your body hard, you will definitely feel the positive effects of being hydrated! Your body will release sweat during exercise, so you will need to replenish the water stores. If not, you may feel dizzy, sleepy and not able to get the most out of your workout. Luckily, with WOW HYDRATE, you can get the rehydration you need with the added benefits of electrolytes or protein. The protein drink has 20g of collagen protein, ideal for supporting muscle recovery and is a must for after a heavy session.
If you want to find out more about how WOW HYDRATE can help you reach your fitness goals and get ready to reap the benefits.