You already know about curling in the squat rack, but to truly master gym etiquette, avoid these lesser-known faux pas.
BY ANTHONY J. YEUNG, CSCS
When it comes to gym etiquette, we already know to avoid cellphone conversations, re-rack our weights, and curl anywhere outside the squat rack. But there are plenty of lesser-known blunders you could be making at the gym that upset and disrupt others. Worse, some of these mistakes could negatively affect your health.»
Lats are the largest muscles in the back. If you make them strong and powerful, it will help you not just to look good, but will also make your body balanced and will help to maintain proper posture. Lat training might seem to be very difficult, but in fact it’s not different from the training of any other part of body.
The basic exercises for building lats are chin-ups and pull-ups.»
When you go to a gym and start exercising, one of the most important issues to do is finding a right workout partner for exercising. No doubts, it’s crucially important at least to go to a gym and start exercising by your own, but to be motivated and to have some help, you need to have a partner.
Just imagine, you will have your own buddy, with whom you will work out in the gym, and who is going to support and motivate you in the process of losing fat and getting a great body.»
See Part I: Popular fitness myths Here
Myth 6. If you are not completely exhausted the day after workout, it means your workout wasn’t good enough.
If you did your best in a gym and was training for few hours, it doesn’t mean you have to be sore next day. Everything depends on your body structure and abilities. Judge your workouts not by the level of soreness, but by the progress you make.»
If your plan is to get a fighting shape, you have to be ready for hard and exhausting workouts, because to win the fight you must be strong and powerful as a stone.
Start your workout with a good warm up, which will give you enough energy for all the training and will help to avoid injuries. The best option for you is to perform a warm up outdoors, mixing running and fast walking.»
Holidays is amazing time, which we all spend with our families and beloved. But sitting together with relatives and thinking about old times, we eat delicious food without any limits. And at the end of holidays, you will be happy and fat again, because you were eating too much. No doubts, if you spend holidays with your lovely family, you will not be able to avoid overeating. What you can do is to burn the fat you consume by performing usual workout exercises.»
If you started exercising wishing to get a great body, it doesn’t mean your work outs and warm ups must be boring. No doubts, it’s a serious issue, and you are so aimed to achieve the success, but there is no need to be too serious about this. Come on, you are not an old man. You still can have fun during exercising. Just don’t forget about safety and don’t try to use whatever you see in your home or a gym.»
Traps are the muscles at the side of your neck, right on the top of your shoulders. Trapezius is one of the major muscles in the shoulder. Tremendous traps are one of the major signs that a person works out and spends many hours to get a great body.
Most bodybuilders believe that the only way to build traps is to perform shrugs. But it’s not enough. For well-developed traps you need variety of exercises.»
We all want to get tight abs, but we all convince ourselves that we don’t have enough time to go to a gym and workout. All right, you might be busy to go to a gym, but all of us have few free minutes to perform exercises at home or anywhere else. You don’t need any equipment to get ripped abs. Just get energy and some time for yourself and your body.»