Before I get into days topic. Common mistakes People make when working out. I wanted to do a quick historical walk, if there is such a thing.
When I started this blog it was my intention to stick to pure technical topics. I planned to fill this blog up with lots of useful information on how manage your Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server databases. That information is here if you take the time to read through the many blog submissions. For example.....
Oracle and Microsoft SQL Server Database Administration Information
7 Deadly Sins Of Microsoft SQL Server Database Management (Sin 1)
7 Deadly Sins Of Oracle Database Management (Sin 2)
Pandemic Flu And Your Oracle or Microsoft SQL Server Database
What I realized was variety is the spice of life.
That to have this only be about technical information would be no fun for me to write and no fun for you to read. So over time, I have picked some pretty diverse topics. Here are some examples..
Pretty Diverse Topics
Internet Outage Hits India, Middle East Again!!!!!!
Space Exploration Technologies Launches First Rocket
Get Just The Facts And Only The Political facts
The 2nd New Mafia (The Record "RIAA" Industry)
Along the way, I have had some fun. Here are some examples of article that I really enjoyed posting....
Having Some Fun
Go slow and see the Imangination of a Painter
Very Funny - A Human Mirror On The N.Y. Subway
Well my latest article is on working out. The common things people do wrong when they execise.
Common Workout Mistakes People Make
For this I turn to an article I saw on Theiflife. It caught my attention. It was titled....
The Biggest Workout Mistakes People Make
I see it in every gym, people giving 110% doing some of the craziest
things. People spending hours and hours in there daily for 7x a week,
yet they look the same month after month. Clients spending $1000/month
on private training yet their trainer has them doing stuff that is not
even related to what their goals are. What is going on? There are more
people working out nowadays, belonging to gyms, hiring personal
trainers, buying supplements, on so called “diets”, and yet the results
are not showing! Sadly it seems most people are making so many mistakes
when it comes to training, yet they just keep right on trying. If we
can see what we need to be doing, and more importantly what we don’t
need to be doing….then maybe the results will start to finally show! These are the biggest workout mistakes that I see today:
I will tease with a few that resonated with me quite a bit.....
Focused on How Many Calories are Burned Working Out:
Honestly what does this matter in the overall scheme of the whole day
and fat burning? Assuming that fat burning is your goal, does that mean
doing more and more exercise just burns more and more fat? NO! Who said you are even burning fat in the first place?
What about stored glycogen? What about breaking down muscle? What about
that subway sandwich you had an hour ago? Really this mentality is what
is keeping most people from focusing on what matters, your eating! Diet/Nutrition
is where 85% of your results come from and will even tell the body
hormonally when to burn fat, and when to NOT burn fat. Forget
how many calories you are spinning away, you don’t know what is really
going on inside of you. Prime your body for all day fat burning and use
your workouts as the right hormonal trigger for it.
Having No Real Set Plan (aka “Winging It”): While you
don’t need anything overly complicated, you do need to have a plan.
Whatever it may be, you need to know if you are progressing in your
workouts and not just doing whatever exercises you “feel” like doing.
That and you need to keep your rest periods short to get through your workout in 30min (40max).
If you can’t get a workout done in 30min, you need a new plan! Most
people at the gym are socializing and trading facebook profiles, and
they also stay there for hours and look the same month after month. Do
your workout, have a plan, get out of the gym and get on with your
life……as life should be more than just working out.
- Mentality that You Need a Gym to Get in a Good Workout:
This is probably the worse mental mistake people are making. Say you
don’t have time to get to the gym, or are on the road travelling, or
whatever other excuse you want to use…..so does that mean you can’t
workout? NO. But many people will not because the gym is seen as the
only place that they can workout. The gym industry is a tragedy in the
sense that they make most their money off the 90% of people who sign
up, show up for a week or two and then come back like 3x in the next
year….yet get billed monthly. If you knew the break even point on
membership for gyms you would probably laugh (as a small gym may need
500-1000 members, and a bigger gym 10,000+). You don’t need a gym to go
run a trail, do some pushups on your living room floor, lunge across
the kitchen, take the stairs at work, do some pullups at the park on
the kid’s monkeybars, or whatever. No more thinking you need the gym….the gym may need you, but you don’t need it!
- Keep Your Main Workouts Short and Intense: It doesn’t
matter how many calories you burn during a workout, what does matter is
how much fat you can burn all day! Short and intense workouts are not
only great to stimulate fast twitch muscle fibers but to also get the
right hormones going (such as GH) to burn fat and build muscles. Keep
your rest short (30 sec) between your sets if you are lifting weight
and add intervals before any cardio session. Doing that along with
proper eating will get amazing results.
This article was loaded with great information. I would encourage you to read the entire article. Here is a link to it....
The Biggest Workout Mistakes People Make
As I read this article, it struck me as advice we could all use. We can all find 30 minutes to make ourselves healthier. We need to find time to take care of ourselves.
As I went to the home page of Theiflife. They have have a picture of Jack Lalanee. I want to share the picture with you. and a quick snipit from the article.
I think most of us have heard of Jack LaLanee before, he is amazing. As
he turns the ripe young age of 94 tomorrow, he is still active,
working out, swimming and mentally sharp as a tack (which is rare
nowadays with the aging population). It’s amazing to see someone not
only that old, although he may not like being called old so I’ll say
“aged” instead, but more importantly functional, strong and smart as
ever. Jack has been around a long time preaching the benefits of
exercise and proper nutrition and a true motivator at heart. He’s a
walking lesson for everything he preaches, so let’s see some more from
Jack is an amazing guy to say the least. If you asked be a year ago when I started this blog would I be writing about Jack Lalanee, I would have said no.
Posted by Michael Corey