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How to Avoid Common Workout Mistakes

To achieve a balanced workout, the sports medicine doctors at Sports Medicine North suggest working in various planes of motion. Using only seated workout machines can cause muscle imbalance and predispose your body to injuries, while using a variety of workout methods, including side-to-side exercises, rotating movements, standing, and seated exercises, allows your body to work out in a way that’s similar to how you use it in everyday life.

“It’s important to vary your plane of motion throughout your workout,” explains Dr. Bojan B. Zoric, sports medicine doctor at Sports Medicine North. “However, before adding new moves to your routine, you must master the fundamentals of each movement.”

Dr. Zoric says that trying to perform an exercise without a thorough understanding of the fundamentals of the exercise can result in injury. Additionally, he cautions patients from trying to perform a workout that is too complicated.

With a rise in the popularity of high-intensity interval training (HIIT), many people may mistake complex movements with impactful exercises. Dr. Zoric suggests increasing the intensity of your workout by improving your range of motion, speed, and technique, rather than by adding more complicated movements to your routine.

Following these tips will help you stay safe and make the most of your workouts. If you experience a workout-related injury, schedule an appointment with one of the sports medicine doctors at Sports Medicine North by calling (978) 309-3066. For additional sports medicine, health, and wellness tips, “like” Sports Medicine North on Facebook and follow @SportsMedNorth on Twitter.

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