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5 Tips to Pay Attention to When Exercising in the Gym #5TTT

5 Tips to Pay Attention to When Exercising in the Gym #5TTT

The best reward you could ever give your body is a few minutes of exercise every day. It is not only healthy but also quite refreshing when you eventually get a grip of It. However, It is not just about body exercises and lifting weights. You need to pay attention to some things for an effective and safe workout in the gym.

Let’s take a look at 5 valuable tips you need to focus on when exercising in the gym;

1. Pay attention to your breathing

Most gym trainers will tell you to breathe, but they may not necessarily show you how. “Breath normally.” It may not be that helpful as you do not notice you are breathing correctly until there is a change. One common mistake most of us have made severally is holding our breaths. You need to remember that each breath of oxygen is critical for the body’s performance. A CXSBands apple sports watch would come in handy to help you track your breathing and heart rate, among other body functions.

It is fundamental to stay aware and train your breathing while in the gym. Essentially, your breathing should remain synchronous with the rest of your body. This means you should breathe from your diaphragm. The easiest way to ensure that you are breathing right is by placing your hand on your belly. Ideally, as you inhale, your tummy should expand and contract as you exhale. With that in check, ensure that you control your breathing throughout all your exercises. Breath control involves breathing through the nose for the most part and through the mouth whenever you are trying to regulate the breathing rate.

2. Maintain the right posture

A lousy posture may defeat every reason for going to the gym, leading to ineffective exercising or even injury. It could potentially wear or even tear on your ligaments, causing more harm than good. Ensure that you fix your posture appropriately. On the other hand, good posture improves the body’s functionality, minimizing muscle strain that could result in injury. Therefore, it is critical to adjust your form with a change in the exercise or weights to avoid being sidelined.

However, before you get into any workout, be sensitive to your body and be mindful of how you feel. Along with that, take the time to learn the correct alignment of your body, as It will help you adjust accordingly. Take note that any pain during an exercise could be a red flag indicating wrong form or posture.



3. Be comfortable

Whether It is clothes, shoes, or other workout accessories, you need to stay comfortable. When It comes …



Hi all,

I am surrounded by folks every day, both in person and online, who are sporty. Some are CrossFitters but many do a variety of other sports, including home workouts. It’s fantastic to see and very inspiring!

I also spend a lot of time looking at behaviours, habits and how this affects a persons overall health within my job. We can all see how a bad habit, such as smoking, affects a persons health in a negative manner. No one can deny that. But what happens when you suspect that a persons seemingly good and healthy habit is cause for concern. That their fitness habit is just too much.

For this weeks 5 top tips on a Tuesday I want to get you thinking about your own personal fitness and whether or not it delves into the ‘too much’ category.



First and foremost we have to realise that one persons ‘too much’ will differ to another. You may need more time off during the week, you may have other stressors in your life, this person you compare yourself too may come from a sports background and so on and so forth. You need to focus on what is right for you and not compare yourself to another. It’s perfectly fine to need more time off. It’s perfectly fine to have other priorities. Just because someone in your gym or on Instagram works out 5 times a week does not mean they are at peak physical health nor does it mean you should work out to those time frames too.

Read your warning signs

Feeling sluggish throughout the day? Constant muscle soreness? Never quite catching up with sleep? Coffee and alcohol your best friend? Getting injury after injury? These are your warning signs. No, it’s not right to always be sore or tired. That’s not why you workout, you workout to be healthy. And if your not feeling healthy then maybe it’s time to reflect on what you do at the gym and take a step back. Sleep, stress, diet and the relationships you have in your life are other areas that require constant attention and reflection.

Mind set

Love those endorphins? Love being with your gym friends and sweating together? Feel like you miss out or yearn for it if you can’t make it? Maybe a little too much? We all laugh about FOMO (fear of missing out) but what is it your body actually needs. Another killer workout? Or do you actually just need a big dose of happiness and company? This is a big area that’s complex enough for me to write many posts on but …