Thursday, August 2, 2007

Workout no no's

When working out, there are several bad habits you can fall into. These are just a few habits you should stay away from.

1. Weight Overload: Lifting too much weight can injure muscles and create incorrect alignment of the spine.

2. Biceps Only: No one is suggesting that you neglect your biceps altogether, but if you want to maximize your gym time, focus on exercises that create total body functionality by building muscles in your back, core, chests, legs and shoulders.

3. Abs All Day: If you're doing thousands of crunches every day to minimize the belly bulge, you won't see visible results unless you lose the fat first!

4. The Cardio Clutch: Hunching over a treadmill, stair climber or stationery bike with a death grip on the handrails is not only ineffective, it's also dangerous.

5. Routine, Routine: We are all creatures of habit. If you want to lose weight or get leaner, you need to shock your body -- run longer, cycle faster, climb higher.

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