13 Things Your Trainer Wants You to Stop Doing

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We all make mistakes. Toxic friendships, diets (or lack thereof), choice of lipstick (and significant others)—you name it, we’ve probably dabbled and then regretted instantly. It doesn’t matter how good your intention is—some things aren’t meant to be, or they just do more harm than good. This existential realisation is perhaps no better applied anywhere than the gym—a place where even the strongest get their limits tested, both physically and mentally. If you’ve been sticking to an exercise regimen and aren’t seeing results, or if you simply want to know what your trainer would tell you, politeness thrown to the wayside, you’ve come to the right place. Ahead, you’ll find 13 common fitness mistakes that top trainers want their clients to stop doing (in the name of good health and better results, obviously). Keep scrolling to see what they are!

Next, find out the nine most common fitness mistakes, according to a personal trainer!

This story was originally published on April 12, 2016.

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