The Top Ten Mistakes People Make in the Gym [zt] 4/10/2008 13:42
The Top Ten Mistakes People Make in the Gym

[from ace fitness]

This survey of 3,000 ACE-certified fitness professionals points out the biggest mistakes in the gym.

In some cases, these mistakes may simply mean the difference between an effective and an ineffective workout. Other mistakes, however, can be more costly, leading to strain and injury.

ACE, America's Authority on Fitness, shares the following mistakes commonly made in the gym and offers tips to help individuals stay safe during their workout.

Not stretching enough: Stretch immediately following an aerobic activity while your muscles are warm and pliable to prevent injuries.

Lifting too much weight: Never lift more than your muscles can handle. Gradual, progressive resistance is a far more effective -and safe - way to increase muscle strength.

Not warming up prior to activity: Muscles need time to adjust to the new demands aerobic activity places on them. Start slowly and gradually increase intensity.

Not cooling down after any type of workout: Take a few minutes to lower your heart rate and stretch your muscles. This improves flexibility and helps prepare the body for your next workout.

Exercising too intensely: It's more effective to sustain a moderate workout for longer periods of time than to exercise intensely for only a few minutes.

Not drinking enough water: Don't wait until you’re thirsty to drink water - you're already on your way to dehydration. Keep a water bottle close at hand during exercise and throughout the day.

Leaning heavily on a stairstepper: Leaning on the stairstepper is hard on both the wrists and the back. Lower the intensity to the point at which you can maintain good posture while lightly resting your hands on the rails for balance.

Not exercising intensely enough: Exercise intensely enough to work up a light sweat and get your heart beating in your training zone.

Jerking while lifting weights: When you have to jerk the weight, it's likely you're jerking other muscles as well. This can lead to strain and injury, with the muscles of the back being particularly vulnerable. Control the weight, don't let it control you.

Consuming energy bars and sports drinks during moderate workouts: Unless you're working out for longer than two hours per day, you don't need to supplement with high-energy bars and drinks. (High-energy is often a code word for high-calorie.)
我犯过好几条 oops
emory at 4/10/2008 14:59 快速引用
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kurtyang at 4/10/2008 15:14 快速引用
The last one seems to be a very common mistake in the gym.
Johann at 4/10/2008 16:00 快速引用
能说一下什么程度是strech enough, 什么程度时warm up enough 就更有用了

我打球受伤后去physical therapy, 被告知我的伤就是由于没有strech enough,没有cool down enough 引起的,大爷说要take 20 mins to warm up。
trees at 4/11/2008 11:28 快速引用
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