Fitness training, like most other things should always be based on expert advice. Without using proper techniques we can become susceptible to injury and this is counter productive in the least.
The biggest mistake most people make when they start a fitness-training program is let their enthusiasm get the better of them and over do their exercises in an attempt to reach their goals as soon as possible.
This can be a fast track to disaster where muscles that might not have been used much in years are subject to intensive workouts. Or alternatively, we decide that we need to reduce weight and eliminate fat and want results like yesterday.
It is also common for people to have a goal that might be completely out of reach for any number of reasons. While we might like to have the body of a professional bodybuilder, there are factors that might make this impossible like the genetics that we have been born with. There is also the time involved to get to that level of condition and the supplements and other foods that need to be consumed to reach those goals.
It is better to set goals that are achievable in the short term and change the ‘goal posts’ once you have started down the road to fitness and managed to see some results.
It is also vitally important to listen to the advice of the experts and let them help you plan your fitness program. They might be telling you something that you might not want to hear about your goals and expectation, but initially you will need to rely on their advice and experience until you have sufficient knowledge of your own to work with.
Staying focused is one of the biggest problems that is found where people don’t reach their goals. While it might be good fun to go to the gym for socializing, you can’t expect to build a powerful body by leaning on the machines and talking to the other people in the gym.
Focusing on one fitness program at a time will produce better results too, rather than changing from one program to another before either gets a chance to make an impact.