Fitness Tip of the Day: Never Sit at the Gym

How the weight room might secretly sabotage your fitness

“The majority of Americans sit far too much throughout their day, so when you get to the gym, make this a time to stand up! If you sit back down at the gym to do small single plane exercises like the seated chest press, seated row, seated leg press, or seated overhead shoulder press, you may just continue to promote your (likely) already poor posture. This phenomena baffles fitness professionals because after the gym, you’ll likely sit back down at the dinner table, on the couch or in front of the computer. So look for other ways to work the same muscles—even if it just means switching to free weights—and stand up at the gym to activate your entire body while working out with resistance.”

—Scott Synold has been a personal trainer since 1999 and currently works as the Fitness Manager at a Crunch gym based in Miami.

As reported by Bethany Marzewski.