When at the gym one wants to achieve the best results. We all go to the gym for different reasons including losing weight, and gaining muscle. However these workouts need to be done the right way. If gym equipment is used wrongly or one does a routine incorrectly, it can be harmful. There are methods to train in the gym properly and effectively. Below are 7 Workout Mistakes That Can Be Dangerous for Your Health.
1. One-arm dumbbell row
Wrong: Having your head is raised, so your back arches.
Right: It is important that your body makes a straight line from the top of your head to your buttocks.
2. Alternating side lunges
Wrong: Overloading your spine and knees by leaning forward and bending your knees at an acute angle.
Right: Keep your back flat, and don’t raise your pelvis. Make sure that your knee is bent at an angle of approximately 90° when squatting.
Wrong: Not having a straight
Right: Hold your body in a straight line from the top of your head down to your heels. Keep your arms at an angle of 90°, and don’t bend your neck.
4. Grip the barbell correctly
Wrong: Having the barbell on your neck, which can injure your back and neck.
Right: Pull your elbows back, and squeeze your shoulder blades together so that a “shelf” appears through the contraction of your muscles. Put the barbell on this shelf as low as possible, provided that you can steadily hold it.
5. Stepping on a platform
Wrong: By standing further from the platform, this increases the load on knees instead of our leg muscles.
Right: Straighten your back, and squeeze your shoulder blades together. Slightly arch your back, and stand closer to the workout bench or platform. Your knee must be in line with your foot.
6. Standing calf raise
Wrong: Your feet are not aligned with your shoulders. Also having your feet halfway or almost completely on the platform.
Right: Stand with 1/3 of your feet on the platform so that they are in line with your shoulders. Lift your heels as high as possible. Hold for a few seconds, then lower your heels until they’re below the platform.
7. Hip bridge
Wrong: Arching your back when doing the hip bridge, you load your lower back instead of your buttocks.
Right: Bend your knees so that they form a right angle to the floor. Raise your pelvis up, and make sure that your body forms a straight line from your shoulders to your knees — it’s important. At the top, squeeze your buttocks as much as you can and contract your abdominal