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5 Greatest Mistakes in Home Training and How to Avoid Them

Whether you do not like the excitement of the gym (which often means waiting much longer than desired for a single device) or then because the monthly payment does not fit in the pocket, home training can end up being a good option to stay in shape without having to leave the comfort of the home.

But just as in the gym there is not much calm and the wait can be great, so at home there is no gigantic mirror nor is there an instructor to guide you in the correct Exercises. So what seemed like a big advantage can mess up your gains and even cause injuries.

But take it easy, because that does not mean you should not train at home: just pay attention to some tips to avoid common mistakes that you may be making without knowing and that can be easily avoided.

Find out what they are and start training properly for best results with your workouts - without risking injury.

1. Do not train

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The great advantages of home training - convenience and availability (you train the time you want it) - can also be the biggest drawbacks. The tuition of the academy usually carries with it a certain obligation of frequency, which although not obviously true is psychologically correct. Being paid for the gym can leave you feeling guilty for wasting money if you choose not to go to the gym regularly.

While home training does not carry this remorse, since if you do not train there will be no injury- because there will certainly be a loss in their conditioning and a delay in the goals.

How to avoid:

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  • If doing physical activity already requires a lot of discipline, what about home workout? In addition to the numerous distractions around you, it is very easy to get home and convince yourself that you are too tired to train. To prevent this from occurring, schedule yourself in advance and already be noted in your calendar (and preferably somewhere you can see daily, such as a table or note in the refrigerator) the days you should train;
  • Communicate to all of your family in advance about your workouts and talk about the need to not be bothered for any reason;
  • Turn on your favorite music and get ready (with warmth and stretching) as if you were at the gym, and be sure to let the distractions aside (cell phone, computer, etc). Focus on your workout, and observe the intervals between one exercise and another.

2. Do not go to the limit

Of course, it's much easier to be willing to go to the end of the series when you have a lot of people watching, but if you do not force yourself, end up cheating more often and when you notice your repetitions will have diminished and you will not be getting any further benefit from the workout at home.

How to avoid:

  • Unfortunately we human beings are egocentric, and being admired does well for the musculature, since it caresses the ego. But you have to think that it is working out for you, and that if you fail to go to the end, you will not get any gain from your effort;
  • Keep concentration and imagine yourself with the body you are looking to build and that will be coming closer if you strive and do not give up.

3. Dismiss the Personal Trainer

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Although you do not attend the gym due to the high price of the monthly fees, the service of a personal trainer at the beginning of the training at home It may be crucial for you to learn how to correctly do the base exercises and achieve visible gains without running the risk of to injure

Just one or two months may already be more than enough for you to start building what will be the foundation of your workout and from there start making changes on your own. Another great benefit of hiring a personal early in the home workout is that he can equipment you think to buy - be it as simple as washers and ropes, even more complex, such as machines.

How to avoid:

  • Think a month or two of staffing will end up coming out infinitely cheaper than a year of training at the gym, and that after all you're making an investment, not an expense. In addition to learning the best technique for each exercise, you can still save a lot of time because of that you train every day at home and after several months do not present any result?
  • Remember, therefore. that by investing in a physical education professional you will be making good use not only of your money but also of your time.

4. Lack of Motivation

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Anyone who is accustomed to the wide variety of gym equipment may feel a bit frustrated when training at home with fewer resources at their disposal. But have you heard that more is not always the same? Well then, let's see the next.

How many handsets did you use regularly? Or how often did you alternate the treadmill with the elliptical and then with the spinning? Few, right?

The vast majority of people attending the gym are limited to a few appliances, and the good The news is that with creativity it is possible to reproduce at home many of the exercises offered in the Academy. And not to mention that washers and body weight may be better for muscle development than most large sophisticated machines.

How to avoid:

  • The routine and repetition of the exercises is one of the big culprits for lack of motivation in home training. The best way to prevent this from occurring with you is to try to vary the workout each week, always fitting new exercises;
  • If you are going to train glutes, for example, there are numerous ways to do squats at home - you do not have to keep repeating the same classic exercise. Or for abdominal training, how about one day using the Swiss ball, and on the other the mattress on the floor, and then another functional exercise?
  • Another tip to avoid discouragement is to prepare for the workout as if you were going to the gym: dress the right clothes, put your favorite songs to play and leave the distractions of the door to out;
  • And from time to time, why not invite a friend to train at home with you? Aside from getting out of the rut, you will feel more motivated and energized to keep up with the routine.

5. Not having a suitable place to train

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Of course everyone's dream is to have a home-like gym, with the latest gadgets, dozens of washers and a room to make many gyms envy. Unfortunately, however, this is not the reality of most of us mortals, that we do not have a free room just to leave the workout equipment.

This does not mean, however, that you should train on the couch while someone watches TV or children play on the floor. In addition to distractions, you will not be in the "mood" of exercising, and most likely your home workout will not pay off as it should.

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  • Even if you do not have an ample place to do a mini gym at home try at least organizing a small space where you can work out without having to worry about furniture or people interrupting your training. It can be in the backyard, on the bedroom floor, or even in the living room, as long as that is your space during your home workout;
  • For those who have a little more space, the ideal is to create the "training corner a place where all your equipment and where you know you will be able to really train as if you were at the gym. This does not only mean having more equipment, but rather having a space that permanently reminds you to train and that is associated with physical activity.

Can you keep a home workout often? Do you feel like doing this instead of enrolling in a gym? Because? Comment below!

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