Summer is just about over. It’s almost time to start on next years beach body. Literally millions will head back to the gym this month to get ready for swimsuit season 2018. We will lift and run and shed blood, sweat, and tears to recover from future holidays, stress eating, and our worst days on the job.
However, some of us may be done in early, because of simple mistakes. Below are three situations that could lead to mistakes and what we can do to avoid them.
Always Ask For Help
It never fails. It’s the beginning of a new workout season. We are motivated, determined, and actually excited. There is weight to be shed, muscles to build, endurance to strengthen, and health to regain. We’re pumped! So, we walk into the gym confident and powerful only to realize we have no clue what to do next.
There are machines we don’t know how to use. We don’t know how to put together a good routine. What kind of fuel is best for each kind of workout? Don’t be afraid to ask for help or something as simple as using a treadmill could lead to a visit with David Resnick & Associates, PC and the hospital instead of a summer on the beach.
Have The Correct Gear
In our excitement and anticipation of a newly sculpted body, sometimes we forget to make sure we have everything we need. Plan on lifting weights? Make sure to have a support belt and a spotter. Is cardio more of your plans for the day? You need water and plenty of it.
Do you have previous injuries that you need to cater to during a workout? Bring and wear braces and padding where needed. It’s also a smart thought to acquire the appropriate shoes and light clothing for the day.
Never Train On A Full Belly
A good workout requires the appropriate amount of energy. Sometimes a little and sometimes working out is your life. However, there is truth to the statement, everything in moderation. If you eat too little, you’re almost bound to run out of steam early in your workout.
If you attempt it on a full stomach, you are asking to be the poster child of Pepto Bismol. The best case scenario is to eat a good meal about 2 hours before your workout. This allows your body time to digest and deliver all the needed fuel to your body just in time for training.
In the end, preparing for the gym is just like any other event in life. You must be able to work well with others, have the tools for the job, and make sure you are physically able to follow through.