Back to Sports Corner Cheating Yourself Out of Your Workouts

Are you cheating yourself out of a good workout? It is good to have goals for your workout programs. It does not matter whether you are working out to prepare yourself for an upcoming sports season or going to the local gym for general fitness. When you are involved in a sport the coach will usually provide instruction and motivation to help you reach your goals. Most individuals will have to have an internal motivation to help push oneself to reach fitness goals that are long-term and short-term. A long-term goal may be to lose weight over the next 6-12 months while a short-term goal may be to increase overall strength over a three-month period. Regardless of the time frame, efficient workouts are important to reach goals in any exercise programs. Listed below are common practices individuals in local gyms or high school workout rooms do that may prevent quality workouts, which make reaching long-term and short-term goals less likely.

Following these guidelines above will help you get the best possible workout without cheating yourself or wasting time trying to reach your goals.

Rick Philbin, MBA, M.Ed., ATC

April 2005

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