How to hurt yourself when working out
It's easier than you think.
February 26, 2021
Fitness is an extremely important ideal for most people. There are even more people who want to get into fitness, but just aren’t willing to. This leads me to question; why? I asked a few people in my life why they don’t go the gym, and every single person said the same thing. Either they claimed they were busy or they were scared of getting hurt, which, in my opinion, are both bad excuses. Getting fit doesn’t have to take long, and it doesn’t have to be painful unless you want it to be. I have compiled a list of the three main reasons why people get hurt when working out and how to prevent it. You just may find it’s easier than you think.
- LACK OF KNOWLEDGE – Many people are scared to go into the gym because they don’t know how to use the workout equipment and are nervous. This problem is easily solvable. Most gym-goers are willing to help newcomers in the gym, many of the movements and machines are self explanatory, and there are thousands of videos online that demonstrate the different movements and plans that can be done in the gym. Some helpful sites are BUFF DUDES and Athleanx. Interested readers can find the links to these sites below.
- LACK OF SLEEP AND NUTRITION – Being healthy and strong is more than just lifting heavy objects and running around. Sleep is one of the most important ways to stay healthy. It is extremely important for recovery, energy, and cognitive focus. Nutrition is also incredibly important and is the key to everyone’s health. Food is the single most important thing to one’s physical health. If someone is active but not getting proper macro nutrients, the results of their training are very limiting. It doesn’t matter if you’re trying to shed off weight or pack it on, if you don’t eat or only load up on overly-processed garbage, there’s no point in training. If you try to workout with a bad diet and poor sleep, the effort put forth will be worthless at best, and detrimental at worst.
- OVER/(AND UNDER) CONFIDENCE – Being confident in yourself is important. However, just like everything else, it can detrimental in excess and cause great personal hardship. Personally, I have failed time and time again, but i have also made great personal progress as time has went on. Think before you act, know your own worth, and allow yourself time to improve.