Stop Making These Common Strength Training Mistakes, Pt. 2

This is the second part of our series on the ultimate list for common strength training mistakes to avoid. In the first part, we discussed some of the most common mistakes that people make when starting out with strength training. In this second part, we will discuss some of the most common mistakes that people make when they are already strength training.


  1. Overthinking Your Calories


One of the most common mistakes people make during strength training is overthinking their calories. A lot of people believe that they need to consume a lot of calories to gain muscle mass, but this is not necessarily true. If you are eating a balanced diet and getting enough protein, you do not need to worry about consuming extra calories.


  1. Not Altering Your Workouts


Another common mistake that people make when strength training is not altering their workouts. If you do the same workout routine day after day, your body will eventually become accustomed to it, and you will stop seeing results. It is important to mix up your workouts and keep your body guessing to see the best results.


  1. Not Studying Proper Technique


A lot of people believe that they can just pick up a weight and start lifting it without learning proper technique first. This is a huge mistake and can lead to injuries. It is important to learn proper technique from a qualified instructor before attempting to lift any weights.


  1. Cutting Carbohydrates and Fats Completely


A lot of people believe that they need to cut carbohydrates and fats completely to see results from their strength training. This is not true. While you should not consume too many carbohydrates and fats, you still need to consume some to maintain a healthy diet.


10 Not Tracking Your Progress in a Training Log


Another common mistake that people make when strength training is not tracking their progress in a training log. It is important to keep track of your workouts to see how far you have come and set new goals.


  1. Not Performing Compound Workouts


A lot of people believe that they need to focus on isolation exercises to see results from their strength training. This is not true. Isolation exercises are important, but you should also be performing compound exercises to see the best results.


  1. Measuring the Wrong Metrics


If you’re only measuring your strength progress by how much weight you can lift, then you’re missing out on a lot of other important metrics. There are many other things that you should be measuring, such as your reps, your form, your range of motion, and your rest times.




It is important to avoid common strength training mistakes to improve your results and prevent injuries. The main mistakes to avoid are incorrect form, not using a full range of motion, not using progressive overload, and not resting enough between sets. By correcting these mistakes, you will be able to improve your strength training results and prevent injuries.


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