6 Not-So Obvious Newbie Training Mistakes
Get started down the path of fitness in the right direction by avoiding these six not-so obvious beginner mistakes.
5/ Doing stretch-holds before a workout.
In the past few years, there’s been plenty of evidence, most recently from a UNLV study, on the superiority of dynamic stretching over static stretching as a warm-up to exercise. If you’re looking to push your muscles to their limits, it’s been found that static stretching can hinder your strength and performance by a bit, but more importantly, dynamic stretching helps your transition into a workout by putting your muscles through their maximum range of motion, rather than simply holding your muscle in an elongated state for a period of time. Get moving before you work out and save the static stretching for later.