Starting an exercise routine can be difficult. For those of us who can’t afford a personal trainer, finding the right exercises and the right diet tips can be very difficult. This is why many people make several mistakes during training. Whether you’re exercising at home or in the gym, here are some tips that can help you avoid some of the common mistakes made by training beginners.

1. People are looking for a quick solution.

Yes, really. In today’s “instant” society, people are still looking for that quick way to lose 10 pounds without working out or eating healthy foods. They just want to take pills, take a few drops, take 2 shakes a day or wear body wraps. I will be honest with you. There is no quick and healthy answer. You have to invest time and sweat. Think about it. How long did it take you to get to where you are today? I can assume it wasn’t sudden. Don’t expect to lose excess weight or gain extra muscle in a healthy way in a week.

2. Point reduction

Spot reduction is when you work on a part of your body, you feel you need to change. Unfortunately that doesn’t work. If you want to lose weight in your stomach, you need to do aerobic exercise to burn fat. However fat doesn’t come out in just one place. And that is a full body weight loss. You also need heavy and strong workouts to shape and define your abdomen.

3. Improper technique

This was my first and biggest mistake. I started working at home, learning bodybuilding exercises in training magazines. No magazine can rightly explain the technical differences. There will be questions that the magazine or the internet will not answer, so you could injure yourself. I did! The best thing to do is to hire someone to train you. If you are a member of a gym, the team could also do some exercises with you. But personal effort overcomes all challenges.

4. Neglecting nutrition

The results are 50% exercise and 50% nutrition. No matter what goals you have, nutrition plays a big factor in your success. If you want to build muscle, you need to eat a lot of healthy foods with lean protein, so your muscles can have enough of food to grow. Likewise, you need complex carbohydrates and water for energy and hydration if you want to run. If you want to lose weight, Calorie deficit and a low-fat diet is needed for losing weight.

5. Do not eat before training

Unpleasant! You will not have the energy and strength to finish an effective and targeted routine. If you work in the morning and have trouble eating, drink juice or eat an apple. This will save you the embarrassment of having to sit with your head between your knees at the gym. Plus, your training will be much stronger!

6. Unrealistic goals

Unrealistic goals will disappoint you. The right models you see have been working on their bodies for YEARS! The average weight loss goal can last up to a year or more. Building muscle is also a long process. Those tricks you see around you that guarantee you will lose 30 pounds in 30 days are fake. Remember that the slower you lose weight, the longer it lasts!

7. Excepting appropriate components

Each preparation is just as important as the next. You need warm-up to prepare your body for training, cardiovascular training to light and heal your heart, strong training to tone your body, as well as strengthen bones and joints for future training, cool down to get your body back to normal, and stretch to avoid injury, so you can continue cardiovascular and strength training. Each item is inserted until the next. Weightless cardio will make you look thin. Strength without cardio will make you look fat and you won’t see much muscle definition. All the elements of fitness need each other!

8. Having no plan

It helps to have a plan. You need to plan your workouts in advance or even write down what you did at the gym, at a minimum. Even if your goals are simple, like wanting to feel good, it is helpful and encouraging to see how far you have come from the beginning and help plan for the future.

9. Start very fast

I think it’s amazing when people want to dive. I love the enthusiasm and the direction. The only concerns you have are the risk of injury and exhaustion. Have you swam for the first time in a long time and decided to swim? Well, after a few minutes you feel that your hearts and lungs can explode out of your chest. If you have been inactive for a long time and want to skip walking and start running immediately, you can hurt your knees, ankles and hips. The same about lifting a lot of weight, too early. If you work 7 days a week, you may begin to experience signs of exhaustion, such as fatigue and anger. If you haven’t been exercising for twenty years and suddenly spend a week at the gym, your body may be in shock and angry at you!

10. Inconsistency

When I started exercising, I exercised and didn’t do another routine for weeks, or even months! Obviously, not then did I see results. The results occur when your workouts remain consistent. Think of it this way, if you are examining one or two exercises, why let them lose not repeat them for weeks?

11. People try to go alone.

We are proud people. Most of us don’t like asking or confessing that we need help. Unfortunately, this last mistake can cause or break you. Support is an incredibly important, though often overlooked, piece of the fitness puzzle. Being surrounded by people who won’t let you fail during your trip is an incredible incentive when you’ve had a rough day and want to throw in the towel. Whether you are going out with a friend or joining some kind of coaching group, keep getting involved.


I want you to reach your goals and see you successful. You also need to have the energy to continue with your workout and do what you want. So you don’t fall into the trap of any of these mistakes and exhaust yourself again.