As a result of the pandemic, even the most avid fans of the gym started working out at home. We made peace by using wine bottles as a weight and doing almost physical exercise. Slowly but steadily, we also returned to the gyms. However, one thing the pandemic taught us was to exercise and keep moving to achieve our physical and mental health.

Gathering energy for your workout at this time is no mean feat, but there may be some things you are doing wrong.

Excessive intensity of physical exercise

Start slowly and gradually form intense training (Shutterstock)

Worldwide accepted standards in fitness training follow the pyramid of endurance construction first, strength second and finally power. A simple example would be to master fast walking / jogging first, run next and finally sprint / jump after months. Or in the case of weight training exercises, it is first to master lower weights and high repetitions (15+), then learn to lift heavier weights and lower repetitions (-5) and then try high speed / explosive impact movements such as jumps, e.g. . Olympic lifts, etc. Losing this chain of systematic training not only puts you at risk for injury and overtraining, but also allows you to tighten up the maximum benefits of each phase of endurance, strength or strength training.

Solution: Start slowly and gradually get intense training, especially if you don’t have a habit of living in shape. The last thing you want during the Covid era is to go to hospitals for physical injuries suffered from excessive exercise.

Relate emotions to physical exercise

Find out what role, contribution and exercise to do in your life (Shutterstock)
Find out what role, contribution and exercise to do in your life (Shutterstock)

Clearly, exercise is good for your physical health and fitness. But assuming that hard training automatically builds characteristics of discipline, dedication, motivation, inspiration, belief, and so on, those that are transferred to other aspects of life are wrong. Or else, all the powerful and influential positions in science, technology, leadership, etc. would be filled only by the right people.

Solution: Use it to improve physical exercise, which can also affect your mental well-being. Find out what role, contribution and place it is in your life. Excessive exercise in physical exercise is as difficult as demotivation.

Training as an athlete

Exercise to improve QOL or quality of life (Shutterstock)
Exercise to improve QOL or quality of life (Shutterstock)

As the Olympics are held this year and as a result the sport is focused on it, don’t start training as if you were the world champion. Athletes ’fitness lifestyles are specifically designed to improve their athletic performance and are often not the healthiest approach of the average person. Athletes are sometimes trained through pain and discomfort, as pushing the body at that moment can help differentiate medals, protection, creating history, and so on. If you don’t train for the aforementioned now, be clear about the time you invest. physical exercise and fitness.

Solution: Exercise can improve your QOL (quality of life), such as a stronger back for desk staff, improving the lung capacity of a former smoker, and so on.

Do not individualize your training

Try it to learn how it works best for you (Shutterstock)
Try it to learn how it works best for you (Shutterstock)

Remember that each person’s body is unique and that is why you need to train for your requirements, eating habits, injury history, race, body type, time availability, etc. As there is no fixed tonic / prescription for all diseases. , there is no fixed exercise program for everyone’s requirements.

Solution: Experiment to learn what works best for you and your well-being. In the same way, you should research before buying a house or car, as well as a research exercise. Knowledge is often what is most lacking for physical exercise.

Distinguish fitness from the internet

Use the exercise as your boyfriend rather than as a challenge to show others (Shutterstock)
Use the exercise as your boyfriend rather than as a challenge to show others (Shutterstock)

Over the last decade, there has been a definite change in the use of social media, even more so during the Covid era. This can lead to a desire to post exercise / video regularly, and while it may not hurt to share a few fitness posts from time to time, keep in mind that posting your exercise program regularly can sometimes become addictive. Since the exercise itself cannot be published regularly, it can become a circus for advanced exercises and sometimes pushes the body beyond its safe capabilities.

Solution: Use the exercise as your guy friend, rather than as a challenge to show others. It is your relationship with you and your body. Keep it respectful, especially during these rehearsal times.

The author is one of India’s leading fitness experts. Deckline Leitão, CSCS NASMPES, CES, CPT, is well known for his personal training skills and also works with Olympic Expectations.

From HT Brunch on July 25, 2021

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