Everyone wants to lose weight and the first thing they do is join the fanciest gym or opt for the best online fitness classes. But once you indulge in any of these things, you have to make sure you do it right. What we’re trying to say is that if you really want to lose weight and transform your body, avoid the common exercise mistakes, especially if you’re a beginner.
One of those weight loss exercises that we all go wrong with is burpees. Without a doubt, it is one of the best exercises to lose weight, but the mistakes we make when doing burpees are totally avoidable. These mistakes may seem harmful at first, but as we continue to ignore them, they become part of how we do burpees, and correcting them later becomes even more tedious.
Come on, let’s identify these silly mistakes and fix them before they become a habit.
Common Mistakes You’re Making When Doing Burpees
- Ignoring heating: We know the burpee is a cardio routine that will burn your body. But what you’re not thinking straight is that burpees aren’t just another exercise. These are high-intensity exercises that need a little stretching and bending. So skipping the warm-up won’t let you go full steam ahead with it.
- Do not stretch your legs back to the T: If you are doing burpees, you must ensure that you follow the sequence correctly and stretch all parts of your body as much as possible. Only then can you reap the maximum benefits from it. If you are not stretching your legs to the fullest, it will not work on these muscles and all the effort will be in vain.
- Do not fall to the ground: This is a mandate if you are doing a full burpee. Most people tend to cheat with the full burpee and do half instead. Basically, when you do a full burpee, you have to let your body drop to the floor (which means you lie on the floor). Only if you do this can you achieve the desired weight loss.
- Lowering the hip too low: This is one of the most common mistakes people make when doing a burpee. When they come down, they lower their butt a lot, which makes posture difficult and can also lead to lower back pain. So avoid doing this.
- Letting your body lose: This is not just a burpee mistake, but most of you may be making this mistake in many of your workouts and blaming your body for not showing any results! If you injure yourself during your workout, the biggest reason is that you are letting your body loose. When it comes to burpees, you need to see that your arms are properly locked as you land, your core is engaged, your spine is straight, your neck is in line, and your legs are properly bent. Another thing you need to keep in mind is your landing. Most of you tend to land on your heels instead of your toes and this often leads to injury as it affects your ankle. So keep an eye on that.
- Keep up the speed: Remember that you don’t have to go too slow or too fast. In either case, you will not get the desired result. When you go too slow then due to low intensity you need to lose weight. When you go too fast, you don’t maintain your body posture and therefore the exercise doesn’t affect the areas it should and you may even have an injury. How to see if your speed is right or not? Well, for that just see that all your postures are going well at what speed. If the speed and stances match, voila you’ve found your stride.
Hopefully now when you hit the floor to do burpees, you definitely keep those pressure points in your head. And if you do, you will be absolutely safe and you will soon see a drastic change not only in your body but also in your steps.
So, all the best ladies!