Trainers Share the Top Weight Loss Mistakes People Make at the Gym

Make your exercise routine more effective by avoiding these common fitness faults


Losing weight sounds simple – eat less junk food and exercise more. It gets very complicated when you actually start your new regimen. There are too many different workouts. Chaos really takes over when you have to figure out what your precise goals are.[slideshow:86737]

Making mistakes that are holding you back is very common. You may not even realize that you’re actually setting up your body to fail, even though you haven’t had a burger in weeks and have been going to the gym every day. In many cases, people stop losing weight after some time and don’t know why.

While any fitness trainers will tell you that you can’t out-train your diet, you can sabotage your weight loss goals by not training properly.

If you’re running on a treadmill for an hour and you can’t catch your breath, it’s not because you’re burning calories. Doing the same workout routine every time you go to the gym is also detrimental to your goal of making inches disappear from your waistline. Doing too many repetitions, even though you don’t feel any pain, is not helping either.

Click here to see what mistakes people make at the gym, as seen by trainers

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