Workout properly is very important to optimize your gainz and to progress faster. A lot of guys don’t know what they are doing at the gym, when there is noone to help. This is leading them to make a lot of mistakes. Another thing is that they don’t educate themselves enough and listen to steroid users from youtube or their gym, which workout’s routine is not optimal for naturals. Here are 3 of the main mistakes that most people make when they are begginers:
1 Avoiding the main exercises
Through first years of working out most guys avoid hardest exercise because they are scared to do them. This is most common to those who workout alone or with other guys who don’t have enough experience. Those guys workout mainly on machines and only do some arms excercises with free weights. By this method, they do not build a good strength basis and miss a lot of gains making their progress slower. Most of the time, beginners are scared to do multi joint exercises like deadlift because the are told that they will hurt their lower back. With squats there is a similar scenario – it is told to them that it is bad for the knees. However, such exercices will stabilize key muscles which you can’t develop by working out on machines.
Training too much will kill your progress. When you don’t allow your body to recover properly you prevent it from the ability to grow muscles. Stressing your body and allowing it to recover is what makes you grow bigger, but stressing it too much will lead to regress or not the optimal progress for you. If you are natural and working out for 2-3 hours for a session this isn’t good. Training every day without taking the needed time to recover is bad also. Overtraining will limit your strength progress too. It will burn your muscles and nerve system and you won’t be able to add more weight every week.
3 Relying too much on diet
Most people have heard this phrase that a good body is made in the kitchen. So a lot of guys have proper diet but their workouts are not on the same page. What you need to know is that you can’t make a good body only by eating right amount of carbs. Of course, it is very important but not the key component. There are tens of thousands of examples of bodybuilders eating mainly junk food and making tons of gains.
The main thing for workouts that you need to do is progressive overload. You can progress on the weight you are lifting or the reps you are doing in a set. Good way to progress is to make a table in excel where you write how much you lift on every workout. By this you can see your results from last week and try to beat them. For example if you do bench press with 60 kg last week for 8 reps each set, put on 65 kg next week and make your way to 8 reps from week to week, then you will put more weight again.
4. Not setting any goals
Putting goals will motivate you and will make you train harder. Set your goals in strength, where you want to be after 6 months or a year. If you reach them it will improve you not only physicaly but also menatlly – you will believe in yourself more. If you don’t just don’t give up until you are there. Continue to attack those numbers until you reach them and then set bigger goals. This is the way to get better. You need to challenge yourself.