You’re getting into a routine at the gym, feeling stronger and working up a sweat, but you’re not losing weight, which is one of the main reasons you started exercising in the first place. What gives?! Here are five common mistakes people make when working out that can prevent weight loss.
1. You’re Only Doing Cardio
While it’s true that cardio is great for burning calories, if you only run, bike ride, or swim, there’s a missing link to maximizing your calorie burn: strength training. The more muscle you have, the higher your body’s fat-burning potential, and weight training will help you burn more fat faster. That means you can do shorter workouts and get better results.