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Three Common Mistakes Made When Starting a Home Fitness Program July 2, 2008

Posted by multisport man in Exercise.
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Home fitness programs are great, but it can be hard to get started if you are new to serious exercise, or just don’t have the motivation. Read this article and make sure you don’t make these mistakes…

Three Common Mistakes Made When Starting a Home Fitness Program

(Article By Christine Harrell)

Home fitness programs can burns fat and tighten tummies in a fun and exciting way without ever having to leave home. However, the simplicity of a home workout program often leads to simple mistakes that cause the program to be ineffective, or even to stop using the program altogether. Avoiding these mistakes will have you looking better, feeling better, and losing inches off your waste in no time.

Overzealous Starting

Home fitness programs are designed to use a full routine of dance moves to tilt, tuck, and tighten your body into the shape it was meant to be in. Often times, people forget the basic rules of starting a fitness program. To prevent hurting yourself and get your muscles responsive to the exercise, warming up is a necessary step each time you start a routine.

The intensity of the entire program also means that it is critical to start out gradually, one program at a time. You might feel good after completing the first program, but if you overdo it, you will definitely notice it later. This cuts into the enjoyment of the program, reduces its effectiveness and may cause you to throw in the towel before you’ve reached your goal.

Failing To Use The Tools Provided

Many home fitness programs come with several helpful tools to help you use the program properly and see results quickly. The nutrition guide helps to ensure that you are eating the foods you need to keep up with the program.

The variety of different routines included in the fitness program keeps things interesting and works different isolated muscle groups. To help you figure out which program to use each day, some home fitness programs come with a power tracker that when used properly, allow you to get the best results possible with the program. If at any time you begin to lose willpower or have questions, many offer online support groups to help.


Not using a home fitness program on a regular basis is one of the biggest mistakes anyone can make when using a home fitness program. It takes all of the hard work that you have already put into the program and tosses it right out the window. Muscles need to be used on a regular basis to keep them building, and when workouts are missed these muscles relax and begin to regress to their former shape.

Getting off to a good start with a home fitness program is the best way to ensure you will achieve results. Start with a good warm up, make use of the additional tools, and use the system on a consistent basis to keep you going with the program and get the results you have long been after. When you have reached your goal, set a new one and keep going!

Author is a freelance copywriter. For more information on Hip Hop Abs, visit http://www.extremebodyworkout.com.



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