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7 Major Workout Mistakes That Keep Advil in Business
If "no pain, no gain" is your motto, it's time to re-think your workout plan
No. 1 Mistake: You're paying too much attention to your feet.
For beginners, Kaiser says the biggest mistake is lazy posture. Similarly, she says advanced dancers forget to dance with their upper bodies, and focus on their footwork instead of dancing with their whole body.
The Fix: "Pull your shoulders back, lift your sternum, pull your navel to your spine and don't look down!" she says. Kaiser says this will make your core work harder, giving you a better workout and better form.
Avoid Injury: Before you hop into an advanced class, check your middle school dance moves at the door. "Just because you are an advanced runner or weightlifter, that doesn't mean that your body is conditioned for a new dance class, especially one that is high intensity. Start with a beginner class. It's always safer to try less than to jump into a class with a crowd that has been working at it for years," she says.
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