My 8 Biggest Workout & Nutrition Mistakes (DON’T MAKE THEM)

My 8 Biggest Workout & Nutrition Mistakes (DON’T MAKE THEM)

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I have been working out long enough to have made plenty of workout and nutrition mistakes. I’m not ashamed to admit that. In this video however, I’m going to share the eight biggest workout and nutrition mistakes with you so that you can hopefully avoid making them yourself and can start seeing nothing but gains.

They say the biggest mistake is not making one, but not learning from it when you do. I want to be sure you learn from each of these so I break them down one by one. Some of these mistakes deal with my nutrition while others deal with training and even mental mindset.

1. Dietary fat intake was too low – I actually started to see detrimental health effects from making this mistake at a young age. My eyes were intolerant to light and my skin was drier than the Sahara Desert. My gains had slowed to a crawl and my hormones were likely way off balance. If you find that you are lacking energy the first place you might want to look is to adding more healthy fats to your diet.

2. Substituted hard work for supplementation – This is something that shows how naive I was when it comes to training. Now don’t get me wrong, adding high quality supplementation to a solid nutrition plan and smart, hard training is the holy grail of lifting. It provides the greatest results. One plus one plus one does not equal three in this case, it equals ten. That said, you cannot think that supplements are going to undo the wrongs you are making if you simply won’t train hard or eat right.

3. Muscle Magazines – Don’t get me wrong. Muscle magazines were my source of education and inspiration for starting down this career path and love of lifting in the first place. That said, the models I was inspired by were not necessarily following the same supplement regimen I was! Be careful who you turn to for guidance. You may be making the same mistake I made, except this time online rather than via the pages of a magazine.

4. A to B rather than enjoying the pain of A to Z – If you want to build muscle as quickly as possible you must stop focusing on the rep as the currency of your workouts. Instead, focus only on the quality of the rep and you will start seeing much faster gains. It doesn’t matter what your goal is in your training at the moment. The quality of that rep has to match up with what you are trying to achieve and only then will your results be attainable.

5. Ignoring the value of Plant based nutrition – This is something that was again engendered in me at a young age. My mentors stressed starchy carbs and protein (because I was skinny and needed to put on weight). By neglecting the importance of plant based fibrous carbohydrates I was neglecting one of the most valuable sources of micronutrients needed to compliment and fill in the gaps of a complete nutrition plan. I got over my aversion to these foods and the gains were almost instant.

6. On the wrong side of the VOLUME / INTENSITY spectrum – This is one that can be summed up in one quick statement. You can either workout hard or you can workout long but you cannot do both. Opt for intensity over half assed volume any day and you will see much faster gains.

7. Exerphobia – The exercises that cause the greatest amount of trepidation before doing them are almost always the most beneficial. Don’t steer away from an exercise just because you know that it is harder to execute than a single joint exercise that you can do on a machine much more comfortably!

8. That said, every exercise is not right for every body. Some biomechanical differences between individuals can make one exercise perfect for one and impossible for someone else to perform in good form. Get creative and take chances on coming up with new ways to hit your muscles without compromising your long term health.

For a complete workout and nutrition plan that helps you to avoid the mistakes by laying everything out for you step by step and meal by meal, head to http://athleanx.com and get the ATHLEAN-X Training System. Start training and eating like an athlete and see better results, faster.

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    Excellent video.

    Training to failure 7 days a week is unsustainable for a natural lifter. It pretty much requires Vitamin S, which is what a lot of those guys in the magazines are doing.

    At 51 years of age, I'm now training to failure on pretty much every set, doing drop sets (with a 10 minute sauna warmup) to keep the intensity high, and on a 12 week rotation.

    So I do one day of weightlifting per week, and 2 days of cardio per week. The cardio repeats every week, but I do a different weightlifting workout each week only repeating after 12 weeks.

    And I only do 12 sets per weightlifting workout, again to make every set count.

    My forearm days, for example, are a cake walk, but 2 of my 4 leg workouts per 12 weeks are pretty mind altering. On tough days I use a Heart Rate Monitor to keep my pulse below 90% of my theoretical max for my age, resting until my pulse gets down to 20 or 30 BPM below the max, and then throwing myself back into it.

    And my gains now are Much better than when I used to train like my life depended on maximum intensity 4, 5, 6 or even 7 days a week. Which is weird – kids usually recover faster. But I wasn't working out smart when I was a kid.

    Oh, and I used to hate vegetables too – but now I'm a vegetarian, and a meal doesn't feel complete without a vegetable.

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    Thank you so much for this and all your videos and programs Jeff! I'm 43 years old this month and I have also fallen prey to all of theses myths and mistakes. So much of this was an eye opener to me. Some of these 8 I was doing up until today!!-not anymore though;) By the way Jeff, I just finished week 11 of AX-1 and have already purchased my next program and I can't wait to start it!!! ((gotta hit my last 400 challenge (trying to beat 7:59) and my final exam first though-wish it were Monday already))!!!!. Anyway, your channel and stuff here has been changing my life, increasing my confidence, and I've been seeing noticeable results in my physique and my health so thanks again! Keep up the good work and I'll be following you every step of the way.

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    Thank You For Your Honesty. This Video is Very Helpful To Me.

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    Great advice!

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    Never trust anyone who doesn't eat their vegetables

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    My exerphobia is anything that lifts my arms above my head. It just hurts my left shoulder, Feels like a pinched nerve or something. I've seen a doctor and he says there is nothing wrong with it but im starting to suspect he was just a shitty doctor. There is no way it should hurt this much to do a military or arnold press.

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    I use Superfoods it is great for the micro-nutrients

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    I learn so much from you . I have better form and what cause Injury and muscle groups

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    Thank you for the video

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    Thank you so much :)))

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    Thank you Jeff, you're a godsend

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    I feel like this should have been called THE 8 TO EVADE.

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    Preach on teach!

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    Lots of wisdom here!

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    Jeff this is the only channel I watch when it comes to nutrition/exercise guidance. Thanks for all the key info you provide on your channel. I found a new way from you to motivate myself and exert 100 percent to drive a healthy new me.

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    This was so inspiring

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    Lol I fear no exercise

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    "If you're training for power" (pulls sleeve up higher).

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    Brussels sprouts rule !!!

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    222 people cant reverse lunge 205 lbs… with ease

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    Number 8, Jeff. Totaly. Tho, should I go for high volume one week, and intensity for one week, or should I combind em every other set?

    I did overtrain as fast as I set my foot in the gym. I am not a beginner but I had not trained for 8 months. I went in and I crushed my muscles totaly, and I did so for each muscle group monday – friday, then again, and again. I was really fattigued when I went to the gym next week and I felt totaly bad.

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    i ma BE YOU,RE yongest fan. i am 8

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    Jeff , ya look like my Dick.

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    Best fitness expert on YouTube. Thanks for all of your advice Jeff.

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    Hi Jeff! I didn't get to remember the counting but the one that you said that not every exercise works for everyone give me a relief because as shoulder workout speaking I always had some trouble with some exercises and now I realize that could be a problem. Also the one that you mentioned about increasing the intensity instead of the time at the gym help me out. I really appreciate the making of this video and thank you a lot for sharing those mistakes which you don't need to be embarrase because we all have been thru there. Thanks man!

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    Jeff i subscribed and watch all your videos every time you put one out and i have to say there are a very big help on my weight loss journey. Thank you very much for all the advice

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    I know I need to be using dead lifts. But, my L3, 4, and L5 discs are not 100%. Probably never will be again. I know I need this exercise, but it scare me to death at even trying. I can do them with dumbbells, but not a straight bar. Any advice?

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    Great advice. All great stuff 🙂

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    Who thumbs down these vids from Jeff

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    thanks for your generosity and wisdom.

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    Number 6…I think of Arnold lmao

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    I've made a couple of these mistakes but I'm putting my self on a more rounded and inclusive diet now because of Jeffs advice. I've made some noticeable gains. Can't thank Jeff enough

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    thx Jeff, now im more motivated

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    thank you jeff!!!👊💪

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    This guy spits truth and unbiased words respect have my sub ur the only fitness youtuber that derves it sofar

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    Love the videos, they compliment my kinesiology and exercise phys. classes pretty well. I have been able to learn the material so much more thoroughly since applying it to my every day life. THANKS!!!

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    AWESOME video!!👍

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    You are a very smart man. I'm learning so much from you.

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    I was so scared of deadlifts, now it's my favorite exercise!

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    Prophet Jeff Cavalier. Thank you Sir

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    Anybody have knowledge on having issues squatting with flat feet?

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    Wish I had this channel 15 years ago

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