For all those who are going to gyms and working out hard and want to become real weightlifters one day, want their progress on the big lifts, and they will actually do a lot to get there. For all such people, they should first realize the difference between a classic bodybuilding style training to strength focused training program and avoid the following major training mistakes which are commonly made by people:
#1 Pushing to the limit
A lot of people get too carried away in the whole process that in the very first week of their training, they add more and more sets of weight to their lifting. This is probably the most common mistake made by people. The main aim of the training is to get your body used to a certain amount of weight for some time and then add on to it. Small increments are the real way to deal with weight lifting, and that is the healthiest way as well. Even if you do manage to do eight sets in a day, it will be of no good because the next few days you will be left on the bed with cramps and pains. You should have patience, and that will help you reach your highest potential.
#2 Not recovering fully
Your body is like a machine. It cannot process all information at once. Similarly, your body needs time to get used to the weightlifting that you have started. Every day when you do some amount of lifting, it takes some time for your muscles to relax and get back to normal strength. If you continue adding weights without having some time off then, you will probably end up with a big injury due to weakness. The best thing to do is to take deloads during your routine. This means that you reduce your weights every day to help your body recover and after you have fully recovered, then you can again start with the usual routine.
#3 Too much variety
Too much of something is never good. You are a human after all, and you cannot do all at once or in one day. It is better to stick to one kind of routine for some time and then change to another set. If you keep bringing in variation at a very fast rate, then chances are that your body will not function as it is supposed to and instead of putting on weight in the right way, you will probably be just exhausting your body. So keep it simple and healthy.
#4 Unnecessary specializations
This again relates to the point made above, that if you bring in specialization on your own, then the most you are doing is just tiring your body. As long as you don’t have a big competition lined up, try to keep it under control by working more on volume and strength.
#5 Too much push, not enough pull
Most of the exercise and lifting involve the pushing of the muscles. Trainers should take care that pull body exercises should also be included, face pull for instance. This way muscles will be trained in all directions except for just one or two.