Ditch these common workout mistakes and you'll get stronger, slimmer and fitter
Myth: The more time in the gym, the better
Reality: Scheduling rest days is crucial. Your body needs to recover, especially after a tough session. Without adequate rest, you could injure yourself or overtrain, which would keep your muscles from rebounding and your body from improving. That's true for every kind of gym-goer. Beginners should take a break every other day; more advanced athletes should rest at least once a week.