When it comes to the care and feeding of muscles, most of us have mastered the basics. We train hard, eat right (we think), and spend more time curling bars than hanging out in them.
But sometimes our habits in and out of the gym unknowingly can sabotage our hard work—or at least make us less efficient in producing the results we’re striving so hard to achieve.
Here are the 10 worst things you’re doing for your muscles, and what you can do instead.
Pete Williams is a N.A.S.M.-certified personal trainer, and the author or co-author of a number of books on performance and training.
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