Do you spend hours on the treadmill ? Are you working out hard, but you look the same ? Research shows that most women still believe that cardio makes them thin. As a result, they avoid the weight room and end up skinny-fat, meaning they look thin in clothes but carry a significant percentage of bodyfat.
Whether you want to lose fat or build muscle, you need to work out the right way. Doing cardio for hours won’t help. You also need to learn proper form and master compound exercises like the squat, deadlift, and chest press.
Avoid these fitness mistakes to make sure you’re getting the most out of your workout:
Doing Too Much Cardio
Most women spend way too much time doing cardio. If you want results, get off the treadmill and start lifting weights! To shed fat, mix strength training with HIIT. Try new activities, such as kickboxing, or circuit training. This way, you’ll burn calories and build lean muscle.
Repeating the Same Exercises Over and Over Again
Are you doing the same exercises every time you work out? This is one of the biggest mistakes you can make. Repeating the same workout over and over again will lead to weight loss and fitness plateaus, boredom, and fatigue. The key is to challenge your muscle by adding new moves to your workout routine. Consider changing the number of sets, reps, and range of motion in your exercises.
Trying to Spot Reduce
Do you want a flat stomach, a round b**t, and toned arms? If so, train your whole body! Spot reduction it’s just a myth. You can’t lose fat just from your thighs or your waist. Perform compound moves that target more than one muscle group at a time, such as the shoulder press, lunge, deadlift, push-ups, and pull-ups. These exercises strengthen your core, tone your muscles, and burn fat. They also fix muscular imbalances and improve body composition.
Great advice! I have been going to the gym for a year now, and I stick to the same workout routine. I have noticed a reduction in weight and fat over the year, but maybe if I switch up the reps like you said I can get the same results in a quicker amount of time. I will try that, I will let you know how it goes!