The gym is like an unsupervised adult playground. It’s easy to walk in and toss a few weights around. But if you don’t follow the right routine or skip necessary steps, you may buy yourself a one-way ticket to injury town.
Before you strap on your kicks for your next gym session, check out the five most common weight-lifting mistakes below. Also, learn the best ways to avoid them so you can build a healthier, more resilient body for years to come.
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Starting out at college is a time of excitement, anticipation, and oftentimes, extreme nervousness. There are a whole host of prospects that can leave any freshman filled with anxiety, from making friends to maintaining good grades to knowing which classes to take. One of the biggest sources of anxiety for students, however, is unrelated to academics: A large percentage of students greatly fear the famous and dreaded freshman 15. The truth is, this isn’t an irrational fear: Most college students will gain between 15 and 25 pounds by the end of their sophomore year. One of the main causes of the freshman 15? Lack of exercise: Not only do the majority of college students not get the recommended amount of exercise, one in three just don’t exercise at all. To be fair, finding time for exercise in the midst of busy college life can be challenging, but there are some great ways that that particular hurdle can be side-stepped. Today’s infographic takes a look at the best ways for college students to stay fit even in the middle of a dorm room. From cardio to strength training to flexibility, there’s a myriad of ways in which even the biggest of couch potatoes can beat the freshman 15.
Originally Published on TheBestColleges.org
by Lizzie Fuhr on FitSugar.com
Sometimes, one direction or a quick piece of advice can totally change the course of your workout. We’ve tapped into some of the most respected and sought-after celebrity trainers for those surprising tips and tricks you don’t hear at the gym every day. From proper technique to making your workouts support weight-loss goals, take their expert advice to heart to see the results you’re after.
— Additional reporting by Leta Shy, Michele Foley, and Susi May
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