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We all try our best to live healthfully and do right by ourselves, but sometimes we’re our own worst enemy. We show up at the gym ready to kick but the truth is, most of us have no idea what we’re doing there. We’ve done one thing right, that is, we came, but we don’t feel like we know anything, and we certainly are not getting that body as fast as we though we would. Read through these common fitness mistakes beginners to make to see if you make any of them, and learn how to correct them so you can stay more focused on your fitness goals.

 1. NOT FOLLOWING A PROGRAM

Not having a program is one of the most common mistakes beginners make. Showing up at the gym with no idea what you are going to do past that is the surest way to let yourself down and lose all that motivation you built up.

Having a program to follow is also the best way to know you are moving forward. Keeping track of your workouts and marking your progress will keep the motivation going strong. There is no greater motivation than knowing you can do it because you already have done it.

 

some tips… start with the machines until you get more comfortable in the gym. research the equipment so you know what you are working with.

2. PUSH YOURSELF MORE

There will come a time when you think your best is just showing up at the gym and going through the motions…stuck on the same routine for too long.  Challenging yourself is so important. Shut down your brain and become a robot. Don’t listen to yourself finding a million and one excuses why you should quit. If you don’t challenge yourself you will not see any progress.

Little pushes at a time are better than none at all. Watch motivational videos or listen to motivational speeches while you workout to help your mind overcome the difficult reps.

3. SWITCH IT UP

You will get bored fast if you stick to the same routine every single day. Make sure you switch it up so that your body and mind don’t get too used to them. Add an extra set or a few extra reps, or just try a different move. Always challenge yourself. You will never know what your body is capable of until you push it to its limit.

 

 

4. REST DAYS

Not to be used as an excuse to skip the gym, rest days are important for the body to recover from all the stress it is put through. Give it time to relax and settle down.  Resting is an important step in building the body.

Rest.Train. Eat.

5. GOING STRAIGHT TO SIT UPS TO LOSE STOMACH FAT

Building abdominal muscles is great but if you want that sleek flat stomach sit ups and crunches aren’t going to show through until you ditch that top layer of fat. In order to get a lean body the fat needs to go first. Make sure you are eating right for weight loss and doing alot of good cardio. Don’t fall for any “lose weight fast” diets as these are very unhealthy and not ideal. Try a balanced diet with fewer carbs and more detoxifying fruit and veg. Also, cut down on refined sugars.

 

 

6. CARBS

EAT. MORE. CARBS.

The fat is gone and you’re working on building that booty or toning those arms but progress seems slow. Not eating enough is a very big, and common, mistake. The body needs fuel to build itself up and it can’t do that on a low carb diet. Make sure those carbs you get down you are good carbs, not sugar and sweets etc. Try brown rice instead of white rice, for example. These carbs are more complex and take longer to break down. Research a good nutrition plan for yourself and don’t skip meals.

7. BAD FORM

Simply going through the moves is not good enough.  Make sure you are going through the moves right or you will not feel any muscles burning and you will just fly through reps the easy way. If it doesn’t hurt bad enough, check your form.

Perfect your form and you will perfect your workouts.

 

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Santa Clarita, California, high school shooting leaves 2 students dead, multiple injured

SANTA CLARITA, Calif. (KABC) — A 16-year-old boy shot five fellow students, two fatally, Thursday morning at Saugus High School in Santa Clarita before turning the .45-caliber handgun on himself, authorities said.

A Los Angeles County Fire Department spokesperson said multiple 911 calls prompted firefighter-paramedics to respond about 7:40 a.m. to the school at 21900 Centurion Way.

Six students, including the gunman, were found in the quad suffering from gunshot wounds, Sheriff Alex Villanueva said at a news conference. All six were transported to hospitals, where two of them, a 16-year-old girl and a 14-year-old boy, were later pronounced dead.

The surviving victims were described as two girls, ages 14 and 15, and a 14-year-old boy.

In a tweet, Henry Mayo Hospital said it had received four patients.

Their names were not immediately disclosed. The sheriff said the deceased girl’s parents were at the hospital. He was notified of the second fatality during a press conference at the school.

Gunman turns .45 caliber on himself

According to sheriff’s Capt. Kent Wegener, surveillance video “clearly” shows the suspect pulling a semi-automatic handgun out of his backpack in the quad and shooting five classmates before shooting himself in the head.

Thursday was the gunman’s 16th birthday, the captain said.

He was listed in grave condition at a hospital, according to Villanueva.

In the immediate aftermath of the shooting, authorities released a description of the suspect as a manhunt got underway. Heavily armed deputies and an armored SWAT vehicle were seen at a home near the school, but it was unclear if the house was connected to the investigation.

The high school remained on lockdown for hours after the incident. Shortly before 11 a.m., lockdowns were lifted at all campuses in the district, as well as Rosedell and Highland elementary schools.

Central Park, at 27150 Bouquet Canyon Road, was being used as a reunification point for parents and students, the Sheriff’s Department said.

Undersheriff Tim Murakami tweeted an apology to parents, saying investigators need to interview “every student at Saugus HS” before they can be released.

In a statement, the White House said President Donald Trump was monitoring ongoing reports about the shooting.

“The White House encourages all those in the area to follow the advice of local law enforcement and first responders,” the statement said.

Gov. Gavin Newsom tweeted an expression of gratitude to the emergency responders.

“We simply should not have to fear for our kids’ lives when we drop them off at school,” the governor said. Addressing Senate Majority Leader Mitch McConnell, Newsom asked: “How many more lives will be lost? How many more shootings will we have to endure? We need commonsense gun reform. NOW.”

Amid the chaos at the scene, the number of reported victims fluctuated throughout the morning. The sheriff later confirmed that six people were shot, including the gunman.


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