While making time for Omaha gym workouts is a big step towards losing weight and getting the body you want, it’s important to make sure that you’re getting the most out of the time you spend in the gym. One of the most common reasons that people feel frustrated about their lack of progress despite committing to a consistent gym schedule is because they’re making mistakes which are holding them back.
Since Omaha Barbell is committed to helping all of its members reach their goals, we want to cover several common mistakes that people make when they visit the gym in Omaha.
By being aware of these mistakes, you can avoid them and ensure that every workout you complete has the biggest impact possible:
Not Warming Up
When you’re trying to fit in a workout despite being on a tight schedule, it can be tempting to skip activities like warming up. Although skipping this component of a workout may not seem like that big of a deal, it can negatively impact the rest of your Omaha gym time. While stretching isn’t always necessary, you do need to do at least a few light reps of exercises before moving on to heavier weights. Not only will this minimize your risk of injury, but it will actually improve your performance.
Focusing Too Much on Single Areas of Your Body
It’s usually pretty easy to identify someone who spends most of their time in the gym doing dumbbell curls and very little time working on other areas of their body like legs. However, not every example of focusing too much on a single area or type of exercise is as obvious. As our personal training professionals have seen, there are plenty of more subtle examples.
Whether someone is spending too much time on cardio or only wants to use machines because they don’t feel confident lifting free weights, these are habits that can prevent people from making progress towards their goal despite putting in plenty of time at the gym.
Underestimating the Importance of Recovery
When you walk through the doors of Omaha Barbell, you will be in the ideal environment for giving your all. But what too many people forget is there’s a point where continuing to push yourself actually hurts your progress. In order to lose weight, build lean muscle and get the body you desire, you need to give yourself an opportunity to recover between workouts. That means not only supporting your efforts in the gym with good nutrition, but also making sleep a priority. Being just as deliberate with your recovery efforts as you are in the gym will help much more than you likely expect.
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If you want to work out in an environment where you feel motivated and encouraged, Omaha Barbell is the place for you. You can sign up for as little as $30 a month (plus tax). And if you have any questions about our facility, don’t hesitate to call (402) 594-4485 and ask us.