5 Common Home Workout Mistakes to Avoid in 2020

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If your home workouts routine isn’t producing the results you

want I’m going to reveal the 5 most common home workout mistakes.

I’m going to share 5 reasons why you’re not getting the results

you want from your home workouts and how to easily fix each one

so you can get on the fast track to achieving your fitness goals quickly.

Not all need to apply to you, but each one that does makes it

harder for you to achieve your fitness goals.

So here the top 5 home workout mistakes to avoid list

5 Reasons Why Your Home Workouts Program Isn’t Working

1-Doing too much Cardio

common home workout mistakes

You’re doing too much cardio in your “fat burning zone”- If

you’re trying to lose weight, inches, and stubborn body fat then

your goal is to burn as many calories as you can in a 24 hour period.

I’ll admit there are some benefits to performing some cardio in

your “fat burning zone” but if you think that about it, the more

of this sort of cardio you are doing, the more efficient your

body becomes and the fewer calories it burns.

That’s the opposite of what you’re trying to do isn’t it? On top

of that, it’s just plain boring and you can make better use of

your home fitness routine by performing higher intensity

intervals and full-body resistance training workouts can burn

more calories both during and after the workout.

You can easily create a highly effective home workouts program

using dumbbells, a medicine ball, resistance bands and your own

body weight.

2-Including Light Weights

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Your home workouts routine includes too many light weight

exercises- There is this old myth about how light weight

exercises can help tone and sculpt lean muscles and that if you

lift heavier weights you’ll develop big “bulky” muscles. All of

this is absolute nonsense!

The plain and straightforward truth is that if you don’t

challenge your muscles to figure harder then they’re wont

to your body will more easily burn muscle instead of fat for


The more lean muscle you have the more calories you burn and the

leaner you become and vice-versa. If you burn muscle

you’re getting to ultimately hamper your metabolism making it

easier for you to realize body fat.

Instead, your home fitness program should involve resistance

based exercises that challenge you to finish 8-10 repetitions.

You won’t “bulk up” but you’ll develop those lean muscles you’ve

always wanted.

3-Never changing Home Workout Routines

home workout mistakes

Your home workouts routine never changes- After a few of the

same workouts your body gets used to the same routine and adapts

by expending less energy which makes it harder to change your


Instead, change up your home workouts routine every time you

train. You can change the exercises, order of exercises,

reps, what proportion weight you employ, rest periods, etc…
You’re focusing on how much weight you lose- This is one of

the biggest mistakes I see people make on a daily basis. Let me

ask you this…If you had the body such as you see on an anatomy

chart would you care what proportion you weigh?

Your body weight doesn’t tell you how much fat you carry.

So, you’ll reduce by losing lots of muscles and still not look

the way you would like or fit into the clothes you would like.

Instead, your home workouts routine should be designed to burn

body fat rather than just losing weight. As you lose the fat

you’ll start getting leaner and looking toned.

4-Eating too much

home workout mistakes

You’re eating too much- The problem with obesity in America

isn’t because we eat carbohydrates or fat, it’s because we eat

too much period! The bottom line is that if you eat more

calories than you burn you’re gonna gain weight no matter what.

From Susan: 100% agreed. In fact, I think this is the #1 reason

why you are overweight!

Do you actually need to figure your butt off training only to

mess it all up by over eating? That’s a sure fire way to make

sure you never see results from your home workouts routine.

Instead, try keeping track of what you eat for five days during

a food journal. Then add up the total calories and divide that

number by 5.

At the end of the 5 days weigh yourself. If your body weight is

the same then you know how many calories you need per day to

maintain your current weight. If you gained weight you’re over


Make slight adjustments as needed to reach your desired fitness

goal. For example, if you want to lose weight and you gained a

pound in the last 5 days you’ll need to reduce the number of

calories you consume each day by say, 300-500.

We have an article about How to stop Feeling hungry all the time

5-Not Including Healthy Balance

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You’re not including a healthy balance of carbohydrates and

fats in your diet-If you believe you need to go on some kind of

low carbohydrate or low fat diet I have some interesting news

for you.

There’s a reason carbohydrates and fats exist and that’s because

your body needs them. Carbohydrates and fats provide the

most source of energy during your home workouts and other


Also, most low-carbohydrate and low fat diets are too

difficult to stay with over the long-term.

You can read the full article on HOW TO MAINTAIN A BALANCED DIET

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