- Cut corners. You may be tempted to rush through a workout; however, this may not only hinder your results as you aren’t gaining the full benefits of a particular exercise, but it could actually lead to serious (preventable) injuries.
- Put all of your eggs in one basket. There aren’t many goals that can be achieved with just exercise or by just dieting; in fact, none come to mind. Even strength gains will likely depend on modifications made to your protein consumption.
- Ignore your body. Don’t ignore your body’s warning signs. While some degree of discomfort during and following your training session is normal, pain is typically a sign that you have – or soon will have – injured yourself.
It’s important to set yourself up for success. Remember, long-term health requires long-term commitment.