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6 tips to avoid sabotaging your workout

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(CNN) - Have you been hitting the gym or the outdoor trails all summer but haven't gotten the results you wanted? It's possible you've developed some bad exercise habits that you may not even know about.

Life by DailyBurn came up with a list of bad habits at the gym:

1. You're not warming up. If you don't do it, your chance of injury goes up and you decrease how effective your workout will be.

2. Make sure you eat enough for recovery. To gain muscle, you need fuel. If you're trying to lose weight, make sure you are eating a healthy diet

3. Remember to do opposing movements to avoid injury and imbalances.

4. Don't train too long or too often. The recommended workout is 45-55 minutes and your body needs a day for recovery.

5. Make sure you're getting enough sleep.

6. Don't copy the workout you see someone else doing. You may not be trained on how to do a particular exercise and could hurt yourself.

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