7 Bad Workout Habits You Should Avoid

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You consistently work out, you try to eat right and you get as much sleep as your schedule allows. So, why aren’t you seeing any results from your efforts? There are several common mistakes that could be preventing you from toning up. The good news is that they’re all easy to fix.

1. Resting Too Much

Fit Day writes that while resting between sets is important, resting too much can have the opposite effect. If you’re taking breaks that are too long, your heart rate lowers, which stops your body from refueling your muscles. Aim to rest anywhere from 30 to 90 seconds in between each of your sets. Hoping to see better gains? “Focus on one muscle at a time, and give it no more than a 30 second rest between each set to see better gains.”

2. Long and Slow Workouts

Make sure to maximize your time, CNN says. Slow and steady is not a pace you should be using when it comes to your workouts. Forgo an hour long workout and instead opt for 30 minutes of high-intensity, nonstop exercise. If needed, you can take 15- to 30-second breaks but move quickly from one workout to the next. Make sure you’re giving it 100 percent. You’ll see better results and get done faster.

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