You have been diligent in exercising at the gym, eating patterns have been arranged in such a way that calories remain balanced. But still not getting the ideal body shape, or staying overweight.
What is wrong? It could be, the way you exercise is not right. Quoted from thenest, there are four most common mistakes in fitness that actually make you get fatter.
1. Sports in the morning without breakfast
You go to the gym in the morning without breakfast first, hoping to burn more calories. This method is clearly wrong. Exercise before eating actually makes the stomach feel more hungry and causes you to eat more food afterwards. As a result, not calories are burned but instead fat is accumulating.
According to research, it’s actually not a problem you exercise in the morning, afternoon or evening. There are people who prefer exercise in the morning, but there are also more comfortable exercises during the afternoon after work. The key to fitness is consistency, so the benefits for fitness and body health will be maximized provided you are disciplined in fitness time. If you are used to fitness in the afternoon, continue to set it like that.
Also make sure your stomach is filled 30 minutes before exercising, at least consumption of bananas or apples. Your body is like a car, it needs fuel to run efficiently. If the stomach is empty, the body cannot work optimally to burn calories.
2. Spend More Than 2 Hours in the Gym
In order to get the most out of burning calories, you spend two to three hours in the gym. Fitness to burn calories and get an ideal body shape does not depend on how long you exercise, but how hard you exercise. You may just exercise for a while at the gym, but make sure that your workout is quality. You can easily burn calories in 30 minutes, by increasing the intensity of exercise.
Focusing and high intensity exercise for 20 minutes will be more effective than exercises that are minimal for one hour. Plus, with high intensity exercise, your body will continue to burn calories a few hours after the training session is over.
3. Do the same sports movement
If you do the same exercise for too long, the body will adapt to the movement. As a result, the exercise no longer gives maximum results to your body compared to the beginning of the exercise first. Sports movements performed at the gym are usually only useful in the short term.
For example, weight training is useful to form the muscles of the arms and chest. If your arms and chest are perfectly formed, then you should not do this weight lifting again.
To get maximum results from exercise, is to give ‘new challenges’ for the body to try different types of exercises. Change movements constantly, at least every two weeks. Change doesn’t need to be too big. For example, replace the dumbbell squat with a barbell squat, or dumbbell exchanged with kettlebell.
4. Envy Against the Beautiful Body Shape of Celebrities
If you consider world celebrities born with a body that is almost perfect, so that it doesn’t spur you to sports, you are wrong. According to some experts who have worked with several celebrities, most celebrities try hard to get their beautiful bodies like now. Call it Halle Berry, Jessica Alba, Cameron Diaz and Jennifer Lopez. Their sexy bodies are obtained because they are diligent in exercising, maintaining their diet, even some celebrities have trainers, nutritionists and personal chefs.
You don’t need to copy what they do raw. But imitate their enthusiasm and effort, make them as motivation. Without hard effort you will not get the ideal body shape.