training mistakes

Avoid These Training Mistakes - Barr Health and Fitness

 

Remaining motivated to reach your fitness goals is hard. It is even harder when you burst your ass daily can’t see any results. When this happens, it is usually because of some training mistakes you make at the gym. Not to worry, everyone makes one of those – newbie or gym rat. However, it is time to take note of those training mistakes and make changes.

READ ALSO: 5 Tips To Help You Begin Your Fitness Journey

1. What and When to Eat

One of the biggest problems that people face when training for a goal is the food they eat. It is not just the weekly binges that completely throw off your diet progress. It also involves the types of food you eat before and after your training. At some point, you must eat before exercising to give yourself the needed energy boost. But what do you eat after you leave the gym?

If you want to cut fat, you should focus more on eating small portions of proteins after training. However, if you are looking to build muscle mass, you will need to eat a lot more. Large portions of proteins with low-fat content works best for muscle building.

2. Gym Supplies

The right gym supplies ensure that you don’t cut your training short due to discomfort. Always prepare for training beforehand. Wear comfortable shoes and clothes. Bring your own water bottle to stay hydrated without having to take breaks every five minutes to look for water. If you need one to exercise, get your headphones. Carry a gym bag for your supplies and valuables to save the stress of leaving your things unattended.

3. Include Variety In Your Exercises

Another example of training mistakes people make is not mixing up their exercises. There are different workouts for different times of training and results. You should never limit yourself to strength training or cardio.

People who don’t lift or use machines in their exercise can do yoga for strength training. People who don’t like cardio can jog or include barbell workouts in their training. These exercises can work up your heart rate, give enough cardio to make you sweat, and provide strength training.

4. Use Small Equipment

There is a wide range of equipment in the gym – large and small. Small equipment is equally as useful as the large machines in the gym. Resistance bands, jump ropes, balance trainers, hand & ankle weights, and stackable step boxes add varieties to your exercises. Do not overlook them and use them to add variety to your exercises.

5. Choose Machines Carefully

Not every machine in the gym is useful to you. Some only waste your time while giving you the illusion of building and breaking down muscle. You should avoid those machines. Some examples are the elliptical, abductor/adductor machines, exercise bikes, leg curl & extension machines, and other machines used to work the abdomen primarily. If you are not sure of the functions of a machine, try to google it.

 

December 24, 2020
how-to-prepare-peppered-snails

Peppered Snail (Congo Meat Sauce): The Best Way To Cook

Peppered snails is a particularly popular meal option in Africa and are sometimes known as Congo meat that is a top priority in Nigerian restaurants or fast food menus. In Nigeria, they are often made as a roadside snack for travellers and at most times a party favorite option.
December 24, 2020
grilled-chicken

The Best Grilled Chicken Recipe For Your Christmas Meal

Grilled chicken is very easy to make and also very easy to mess up. Oftentimes the chicken could come out flat and very dry. Marinating the chicken can solve this problem but not doing it the right way may even cause the chicken to be even more dry and bland. The perfect recipe would not only make your grilled chicken juicy and delicious but also fresh.
December 20, 2020
festive-period

5 Tips to Manage Yourself This Festive Period

I know this season is meant to be lived to the fullest but in doing so, I'll like you to stay healthy. You don't need to feel frustrated on how to live or feel guilty you will be breaking your own rules. But at the same time, you don't want to lose al the hard work you've been doing since the year began. Here are some tips that can help you get through this festive period and into this new year in style. 
December 20, 2020
raisin-coleslaw

How to Prepare Creamy Raisin Coleslaw

Coleslaw is a traditional Dutch cuisine. The name is derived from the term 'koolsla' which simply means cabbage salad. Raisin Coleslaw is a salad dish consisting of shredded cabbage, carrots, raisins and other vegetables mixed with mayonnaise.
December 14, 2020
health benefits of walking

Top 7 Health Benefits Of Walking That You Didn’t Know

People of all ages and fitness levels can enjoy several health benefits from walking. It is one of the many physical activities that doesn't involve vigorous movements or special equipment. All you need is a pair of sturdy walking shoes, and you're good to go.
December 13, 2020
morning runnin routine

How To Start A Morning Running Routine

You need to take the time to prepare before a morning run. That usually means preparing from the night before to make sure you are ready to go immediately after your alarm goes off.
December 3, 2020

12 Days Of Christmas Fitness Challenge

On the twelfth day of Christmas, BeYAH Fitness gave to me twelve workouts to try. In keeping with our Fit Christmas themes, we have brought you early Christmas presents - our 12 Days of Christmas Fitness Challenge. People struggle to continue with their fitness goals during the holidays, and this challenge is a great way to remain active, motivated and fit during your Christmas holiday.
December 2, 2020
running in the morning

6 Tips For Running In The Morning This Holiday

When we see people who get up early every morning to run, most of us envy them and wish to be as motivated as they are. Becoming an ardent early morning runner can be easy, especially during the holidays. These tips will help you develop a knack for running in the morning.
December 1, 2020
Nigerian christmas dishes

Top 7 Nigerian Christmas Dishes Ideas

Christmas is around the corner. Right about now, some homes around Nigeria are already planning their holiday meals. While other houses are waiting so they can call on good old Jollof rice to the rescue for yet another Christmas. There are so many other fascinating Nigerian dishes to eat asides from rice.
November 28, 2020

Tips To Enjoy A Healthy And Fit Holiday

It is November and we can already taste the Christmas and end of the year holiday vibes in the air. History has shown that the holidays are when people’s fitness goals falter the most. There are people to meet, activities to plan, different foods to taste, so it's understandable. However, this year can be different.
November 1, 2020

5 Training Mistakes That Affect Your Fitness Progress

Not to worry, everyone makes one of those – newbie or gym rat. However, it is time to take note of those training mistakes and make changes. Find out more in this blog.