Common Fitness Fails

It's day one, and you're ready to start (again.) Before you head to the gym to re-start your program. Make sure you avoid these classic fitness fails.

 1. Don't exercise too hard.

We've all seen that person doing every exercise they've ever known. Don't be that guy.


2. Don't exercise for more than one hour.
An hour is the maximum time for your first time back. Heck that's more than some people do in a month.


3. Don't think you'll get in shape in one day.

You won't. No one has… ever.


4. Don't starve yourself.

Cleanses, juicing, fasting never works. You'll end up hungry, mad, pissed… and still fat.


5. Don't do celebrity workouts.

Celebrities are people, not fitness experts. And some aren't too bright.


6. Don't set crazy goals.

Lose ten pounds in ten days? Doesn't happen. Won't happen. Can't happen. And your friend that “did” is probably still fat.


7. Don't do “two-a-days.”

You won't go double tomorrow. You barely went single today. Fitness Fail.


8. Don't buy new equipment.

You won't use it. Build habits first, and then buy equipment.


9. Don't forget your towel.

Nobody likes wiping others sweat. Nasty.


10. Don't stare at people at the gym.

It's creepy. You know who you are.


11. Don't stop to take the perfect selfie.

Please don't… It's awkward for everyone.


12. Don't hog the equipment.

The equipment isn't not yours, you don't own it. Sharing is caring.


13. Don't weigh yourself after every workout.

You can't lose fat after a workout. You can lose water, but that's not the same. Fat loss takes time.


14. Don't workout when you're sore.

If it hurts too move, you're doing it wrong. Rest.


15. Don't wait.

Start now, start small, and start making progress.


These classic fitness fails can ruin your 1st, 2nd or 23th “Day One.” With a little common sense and patience, you can beat the fitness fails and succeed in fitness.



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Tony Arreola

Best Selling Author, “Get Me Skinny”