• Tue, Feb 28, 2017
  • Fitness Mantra: Common mistakes newbies make at the gym

    Updated: Feb, 28, 201707:00 AM

    If you’ve just started to hit the gym more frequently, or just really getting into fitness more than ever before, it is but natural to want to feel more experienced than you are.
    Fitness Mantra: Common mistakes newbies make at the gym
    However, you can’t be as nonchalant as those who have that familiarity and muscle memory that comes with years of practice, dedication and repetition in the gym. It is important to be mindful of the concept of making steady, progressive gains while preventing injury before you become one of those knowledgeable fitness freaks. So, here are a few some common but not obvious mistakes that are often made by new fitness buffs. Not tracking progress The first thing and one of the biggest mistakes newbies make with training is also one of the simplest things one can do, and that is to not track your progress. Tracking your progress is very important because it allows you to see how your weight is changing week to week and how your overall strength is increasing. It’s such a simple thing that can be as easy as weighing yourself at least two times...
  • Fitness Mantra: ‘Focus on building stamina, not just weight loss’ Fitness Mantra: ‘Focus on building stamina, not just weight loss’
    Updated: Feb, 28, 201707:00 AM

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    Updated: Feb, 23, 201703:41 PM

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    Updated: Feb, 22, 201711:08 AM

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    Updated: Feb, 22, 201710:06 AM

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