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12 workout habits you think are good for you, but aren't

INSIDER Logo By Emily DiNuzzo of INSIDER | Slide 1 of 13:  There's no debate on the benefits of exercise.  There are, however, different expert opinions, advice, and unspoken workout "rules." Some stem from outdated information, and others are so ingrained that they become a habit - even though they aren't effective. These mistakes could not only mess with the success of your workout but cause injury and stall your progress too. Here are 12 workout habits you should ditch for better results, and what you can do instead.

There's no debate on the benefits of exercise.

There are, however, different expert opinions, advice, and unspoken workout "rules." Some stem from outdated information, and others are so ingrained that they become a habit - even though they aren't effective. These mistakes could not only mess with the success of your workout but cause injury and stall your progress too.

Here are 12 workout habits you should ditch for better results, and what you can do instead.

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