Skip Nav
25-Minute No-Equipment Cardio-Boxing Workout | Rumble
Fitness Video
Get Ready to Rumble With This At-Home Cardio-Boxing Workout
Workout Clothes
6 Top-Rated Sports Bras Customers Can't Stop Buying From Amazon
Personal Essay on Strong Versus Skinny
Workouts
My Gym Changed the Name of Its Class, and It Completely Changed My Mindset
Healthy Eating Tips
Hydrate All Summer Long With This Healthy, Refreshing, Eco-Friendly Watermelon Water
Gifts For Women
Celebrate Your Booty Gains With Leggings That Highlight Your Assets . . . Er, Hard Work

Biggest Workout Mistakes, According to a Trainer

Not Getting the Results You Want? You Could Be Making One of These 10 Common Mistakes

So you've been diligently sticking to your fitness plan, working out every day, lifting heavy weights, and copying your favorite workouts from Instagram, but you're still not seeing results. What gives? Your dedication could actually be impeding your progress; working out too often is one of the 10 biggest workout mistakes outlined by NASM-certified personal trainer Max Weber.

Max listed out the common mistakes people make when they start a fitness plan. "It won't be easy, but if you avoid making these mistakes in the gym, you'll take your training to a whole new level and will make more progress than you can even imagine!" he wrote in an Instagram caption. "I can tell you from personal experience that I've made most (if not all) of these mistakes over the years, and I'm a work in progress like anyone else!"

These are the biggest mistakes Max outlined:

  1. Working out too frequently.
  2. Unnecessary amounts of training volume.
  3. No structure or lack of routine.
  4. Lack of intensity or effort.
  5. Neglecting proper form.
  6. Avoiding a full range of motion.
  7. Selecting weights that are too heavy or too light.
  8. Not following prescribed rest times.
  9. Not focusing on progressive overload.
  10. Mimicking your favorite Instagram "fitspo."

People may think that to get results, you need to go hard in the gym every day. In reality, Max recommends at least one or two rest days a week. And while it's great to get motivation and ideas from your favorite fitness accounts on Instagram, just because a certain workout works for them doesn't mean it will work for you. Instead, find a workout on POPSUGAR Fitness that's more in line with your goals and capabilities.

ADVERTISEMENT

When you know better, you do better. So take these lessons to heart and go crush your goals!

Image Source: Getty / svetikd
Latest Fitness
All the Latest From Ryan Reynolds