Things you should not do after working out

Working out is by no means a delightful experience, but you keep doing it anyways because you want to lose weight or build a perfect body. After finishing your last rep or, running your last mile, you are likely going to be exhausted and sore. What is going to be on your mind is to get home and lie on your couch or bed and have a nutritious meal.

If you are consistent and you eat right, your body is going to reward you. The reason why a lot of people don’t see much result after working out hard at the gym or at home is due to their habits as well as some things they do after working out.

In this article, we are going to be looking at some things you should never do after working out. If you are able to avoid some of the things that will be listed in this article, you are going to get more result from your workout.

Eating the wrong things

The fact that you worked out hard and burned a lot of calories does not mean that you deserve a treat or you can binge on junk food. After an intense workout, your body is going to need nutritious food to repair torn muscles. Avoid eating candy, fast food, or pastries after working out. Your common sense is likely going to tell you what to avoid.


Most people who are new to the gym often rest on machines or equipment that others are trying to use. Instead of moping around after working out, head to the locker room, cool down and take a protein shake.

Skipping the cool down

Cooling down after an intense workout is very important. Of course, you don’t need to do something elaborate; just do something to slow down your heartbeat to resting level. This means you can do yoga or stretching.

The roller foam

Roller foam can make you feel great, but you don’t have to overdo it. Also, you need to have it in mind that doing it aggressively may be counterproductive. Doing too much foam rolling can cause nerve and muscle trauma. This of does not mean you should give it up for good.

Hanging out with your gym clothes

This is a no-brainer. Get rid of your gym clothes as soon as you are through with your workout. Always come to the gym with extra clothes.  

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