2. Too Much Frequency
Hitting the gym every day is a quick way to drop into an overreaching state and see an immediate decrease in performance. Your body needs rest days in order to recover from the constant muscle breakdown in the gym. Beginners will see tremendous results while only hitting the gym three days a week. Intermediate and advanced lifters can bump up their training to four to five as long as they continue to focus on recovery. The days in between shouldn’t be sedentary. Going for a walk, foam rolling, and practicing some yoga or light stretching are all great alternatives to move your body while still allowing your muscles to recover.