There are people who go to the gym everyday of the week but how they act at the gym will make you think otherwise. Here are 5 ultimate moves of a pseudo-lifter who just refuses to act like a grown-up at the gym.
1. Skipping The Warm-Up And Pre-Workout Stretching
Some dudes step into the gym and start pounding weights in a wink. No warm-up or pre-workout stretching whatsoever. It is simple—a good warm-up readies your muscles for what’s about to come while stretching before a workout improves the blood flow to your muscles reducing the chance of injury.
2. Doing The Same Workout Over And Over Again
Trainers and experts have said this time and again that the same workout won’t do any good. Muscles need to be shocked in order for them to show growth. If you are doing the same damn routine everyday of the week, then don’t crib about not getting any results.
3. Hoarding All Weights
All right, we get it, you are Thor. Or at least you like to think so. There’s always this one dude in the gym who hoards either the weight plates or the dumbbells by the dozens! Needless to say, he is usually the butt of ridicule. Take those weights that you need to do your set, not the weights you will be doing in the forthcoming sets.
4. Not Timing Your Rest Breaks Or Taking Very Long Rest Breaks
Resting between sets is not for you to fucking chit-chat, answer a text or click a god-forsaken selfie. So, cut it! Usually, your rest period should not exceed a minute. If you are going above that time cap, you are only losing the tension in your muscles from the previous set.
5. Throwing The Weights Around After Your Set Is Done
Nothing shouts amateur better than the classic act of dumb-assery called the ‘weight throwing’. Done usually by the guy who ego lifts and loads his sets with mammoth weights. Since the weights are heavy as hell, they tend to throw them around at the completion of the reps. Remember, this comes across as very disrespectful!