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12 ways you’re sabotaging your own workout

The Active Times Logo By Holly Van Hare of The Active Times | Slide 1 of 13: Everyone works out for different reasons. Some people are aiming to compete at a sport, for example, while others are simply looking to incorporate some self-care into their day. Depending on your personal goals, you may have tried different approaches to achieve them. If you’re spending your time and energy exercising, you want to feel like it’s worth it. But it can feel frustrating when, even though you think you’re doing everything right, you’re not getting the results you want at the gym.No matter your goals, it’s likely you’ve heard some conflicting advice. And with so many myths flying around about fitness, it can be easy to accidentally opt to follow bad advice. If you’re falling into any of these common mistakes, you could be sabotaging your own workout.

Everyone works out for different reasons. Some people are aiming to compete at a sport, for example, while others are simply looking to incorporate some self-care into their day. Depending on your personal goals, you may have tried different approaches to achieve them. If you’re spending your time and energy exercising, you want to feel like it’s worth it. But it can feel frustrating when, even though you think you’re doing everything right, you’re not getting the results you want at the gym.

No matter your goals, it’s likely you’ve heard some conflicting advice. And with so many myths flying around about fitness, it can be easy to accidentally opt to follow bad advice. Click through the slideshow above to see If you’re falling into any of these common mistakes.

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