Worst Fitness Mistakes My Patients Make

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As a family medicine doctor I see patients for fitness-related care all the time. I decided to put together a list of some of the most common mistakes and pitfalls my patients deal with as they begin their fitness journeys. Today we talk about all sorts of stuff, such as the impact of your diet, the myth of spot reduction, gym fails, supplement use such as protein, creatine and pre-workouts, aggressive personal trainers, the truth about stretching, the importance of weight lifting, and the incredible value of recovery. Let me know how your fitness journey is going down in the comments!

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Comentarii
Rabab Elgayar
Rabab Elgayar Acum 42 minute
Every fitness trainer I tried would always make me do (for the first time as a beginner) workouts with weights and do them hard which is too much for my body to take in one day and they never taught me that I had to do a cool down after the workout to relax my muscles. Next day, my body would ache painfully if I move and it would last for three days. That discourages me to continue to workout or even go to the gym.
Millimerle M
Millimerle M Acum 20 ore
Even a real fitness studio, where you can use all the machines and the showers is wayyy cheaper than that. Why would they make an app that expensive?! But very nice and helpful Video! :)
Corona light
Corona light Acum 22 ore
That’s why I don’t train. Too much to know. Rather be safe lol
LunarStarFox
LunarStarFox Acum o Zi
How can I start enjoying Exercise when it feel like a punishment? It is hell, it has never been enjoyable my whole life. It’s like forcing drink a glass of grass juice. I know all the good benefits and I need them with my sever depression and being over weight and I know my heart health is only getting worse everyday I don’t workout. But I still can’t push myself through a workout,when ever I start I just feel even worse about myself and just lose all hope.
Tereza Pavelkova
Tereza Pavelkova Acum 2 Zile
Is there a safe and possible way for my uncle to lose weight when he is almost 50, owerweight and has a heart condition? This video was very helpfull for me in understanding a bit more how to be safe in exercising but I am hoping my uncle can do something like this too.. Does he need a personal trainor in this case?
infonator07
infonator07 Acum 2 Zile
Probably the best exercise to lose weight is 5-7 minute cardio. You can search YT. No need for any equipment, just your body. It just works.
A Wad
A Wad Acum 2 Zile
best way to get rid of DOMS is to work the muscle lightly to get blood flow to that area.
Matthew Glover
Matthew Glover Acum 3 Zile
my rule for getting fit is just eat healthy and swim rin ride a bike
Debora Luz
Debora Luz Acum 3 Zile
Muito bom o vídeo. Muitas verdades compiladas em apenas 9 minutos
Thais Do Carmo Arantes
Thais Do Carmo Arantes Acum 4 Zile
Me exercising instead of sleeping: why am i not losing weight??????
Carlos Aguayo
Carlos Aguayo Acum 5 Zile
How much sleep do you need?
Sam Murray
Sam Murray Acum 5 Zile
The one time I went to a gym my trainer had me go all the way on all the machines the first time I was there and I left half way through feeling sick
Zaheer
Zaheer Acum 5 Zile
Too complicated. I just swim.
Микки Либерти
Микки Либерти Acum 5 Zile
Others: *watching Dr.Mike's videos to learn medicine and understand their bodies* Me: *watching it to learn English and develop my English listening*
NeverwascooL
NeverwascooL Acum 5 Zile
I walk 4-8 miles a day to walk to and from my serving job 5 time a week, is that enough cardio a day or should I also incorporate running into my lifting?
Diana Capano
Diana Capano Acum 5 Zile
I've made a few attempts to work out - on my own and with a personal trainer online. But I get very discouraged by terrible DOMS (delayed onset muscle soreness), which gets progressively worse even if I space a rest day between workouts. Any advice on how to reduce the muscle pain on the days following a workout?
Sebastian Grebe
Sebastian Grebe Acum 5 Zile
very nice, thank you.
Pankaj Kumar
Pankaj Kumar Acum 6 Zile
Can you tell some exercises for treating disc herniation?
Rox
Rox Acum 7 Zile
Have you done a reaction to cheerleader and gymnastics training techniques, like coaches that force girls into splits?
Tan S
Tan S Acum 7 Zile
Dr. Mike the longer I listened to your video, the more I realized you are still on the exercise kick! The older you get (which you are still young), the more you will realize that exercise isn't as important to your health as you think!!!! Working out is not the most important thing in the friggin' world... eating healthy food is!!!!! Duh!
cquick 3
cquick 3 Acum 7 Zile
Jesus Saves Love God ✝️
Liam Bens
Liam Bens Acum 8 Zile
Thank you i m a physical trainer for a living and you have said everything that will work Nice work
Heika Naomi
Heika Naomi Acum 8 Zile
Please talk about plateaus I'm 252 for 2 months after losing 35lbs. No matter if I lessen calories, eat plant based or add some work outs... The scale won't budge and I look the same. Please help. I have a kid to live for. Thank you though, this is also helpful! I am a solo mom of a disabled child. I get 5hrs of scattered sleep A night... Can't be helped..scared my heart will have an attack
Caravaneer Khed
Caravaneer Khed Acum 8 Zile
Good advice!
Mr. butter Crawley
Mr. butter Crawley Acum 8 Zile
Please do more training videos.
TMB09
TMB09 Acum 9 Zile
I would love to see noel deyzel and Dr Mike do a fitness colab
lechirtwl8
lechirtwl8 Acum 9 Zile
Looking forward for Mental Health tips. 💪
Daniëlle Bosma
Daniëlle Bosma Acum 9 Zile
If you think 100 dollars a month is a lot. Most personal trainer ask for 300 or 400 dollars for around 3 months of sessions. So it's basically the same amount that you'd be paying for a physical personal trainer.
LazerAsh _18
LazerAsh _18 Acum 9 Zile
Him:dont hold the trendmeel while u are in it Me who fell of one bcs i did not hold it
Nukeaon
Nukeaon Acum 10 Zile
Doc, what do you feel about long term use of Soma? I had a hip replacement that caused a severe muscle spasm that still hurts to this day (Just over a year ago the surgery was done)
Danielle Kane
Danielle Kane Acum 10 Zile
I use the arm grips that move on the elliptical, is that fine? It helps reduce the strain on my leg muscles and I think makes for a better cardio workout because I'm not tiring out my legs before I even get to the part where I'm challenging my cardiovascular capacity
Natalie Z
Natalie Z Acum 10 Zile
$100 per month!!!!???😂😂😂 Doccc
Savanah Johnson
Savanah Johnson Acum 11 Zile
How to exercise when you're exhausted after work? I don't understand how people have the energy.
Scary Duffy
Scary Duffy Acum 11 Zile
I wish I could use weights but not for a while Edit:Does my own body count as a weight if I’m doing push-ups
Terri Resnick
Terri Resnick Acum 11 Zile
what breed is bear?
Sam
Sam Acum 12 Zile
App that costs more than the gym membership when there’s 1000s of hours of free workout information on ROkey.
vanessa M
vanessa M Acum o Zi
Cheap than a real pt
I spot any Hazbin Hotel profile pictures
I spot any Hazbin Hotel profile pictures Acum 4 Zile
True. The app is a scam. Everybody wants an instant solution to their long-term problems but nobody wants to work for it. There's so much misinformation and fad products on the internet that it overshadows legit ROkeyrs like Jeff Nippard, Renaissance Periodization, Red Delta Project, etc.
Bryte Eyez
Bryte Eyez Acum 13 Zile
I don't THINK I need to lose weight, I DO need to lose weight. 7 months out of COVID WHILE also on bed rest Leave of Absence from work. I gained 20 lbs. I am down 10, so headed in the right direction. I needed to loose weight BEFORE COVID. 5'0" I WAS 150 LBS AT THE END OF COVID I was 170.6 I feel my best at around 120 lbs. I started college at 5'0" and 98 lbs (ok, not healthy).
Lillian Lewis
Lillian Lewis Acum 13 Zile
Does it matter when I go to bed (consistently at 0100-0130) if I still get 8 hours?
Mauricio A L.
Mauricio A L. Acum 13 Zile
i never understood the whole supplement craze, like i'm fat as hell and if i wanted to lose weight the last thing i'd want would be the explosive caloric intake from those supplements. those things are for profesional sportmen and bodybuilders, not the average joe who needs to lay off the fast food and exercise
NGU Fitness Motivation
NGU Fitness Motivation Acum 14 Zile
Very interesting topic.
Anime for life _13
Anime for life _13 Acum 14 Zile
when Dr.mike says that under sleeping can cause my stress hormones to peak. Me at 2 am 👁👄👁
Joseph Steves
Joseph Steves Acum 14 Zile
Yo, my boi grabbed the 95 Lb dumbells!
Not Just JET
Not Just JET Acum 15 Zile
HOLD UP! what exactly are "BW Single leg deadlift" ???
lolaslovesterl
lolaslovesterl Acum 15 Zile
Pyramids dont have pillars, lol
pennyisaround
pennyisaround Acum 16 Zile
Can you tell us more about stretching & muscle spasms? Take care, doc!
Melanie Oosterman
Melanie Oosterman Acum 16 Zile
My motivation changes everyday, that’s why I stick to consistency 👌
Allyson Martin
Allyson Martin Acum 16 Zile
As a personal trainer I agree with this video 100%
Vanessa West
Vanessa West Acum 16 Zile
As an athletic trainer, I love this video. So great!!!!
Chris L
Chris L Acum 16 Zile
Unless you've been specifically told by a physical therapist to stretch, you probably don't need to at all. Just do your reps with the full range of motion and you should be fine. It's probably not the worst thing in the world to stretch anyways, as long as they're active stretches using the body's own muscles to increase their own range of motion rather than using outside forces to do it.
Jacob Fullar
Jacob Fullar Acum 16 Zile
This was uploaded the day after tomorrow? I'm writing this on the eleventh...
Maximus K
Maximus K Acum 17 Zile
can doctor mike do a co.lab with brian shaw - USA world strongest man - do his workouts and the more difficult task ... eat his diet 10,000 cal :D
cquick 3
cquick 3 Acum 17 Zile
Jesus Saves Love God ✝️
Aaron Berg
Aaron Berg Acum 18 Zile
Bro. This app would be great if it didnt coat me 1/4 of my weekly income
Lindsay F.
Lindsay F. Acum 18 Zile
👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻👆🏻
Emily Whittaker
Emily Whittaker Acum 18 Zile
Yes yes yes! I have been a personal trainer and fitness instructor for about 12 years and all of this is great advice. Especially about honoring recovery and not killing yourself in your first session. My goal as a trainer is to make you feel like you got outside your comfort zone, worked hard and left feeling confident and successful. I absolutely do not want you throwing up or in so much pain the next day you can’t function. Not only will it decrease the chances you will keep coming back it isn’t productive, safe or healthy. Also, make sure your trainer listens to you about your injuries, pains and limitations. If they ignore what you tell them and have you “push through” find a new trainer.
Jj Amaro
Jj Amaro Acum 18 Zile
do more of theses pleaseeeee
Mavis Chadwick
Mavis Chadwick Acum 18 Zile
All thanks to Dr Alaho Olu on ROkey who finally cured me from Herpes Simplex Virus (HSV)
Tim Mauntler
Tim Mauntler Acum 19 Zile
Insomnia ruins just about all of this... I sleep in 2-3 hr bursts, twice a day. Sleep deprivation ruins recovery and healing but it also ruins your decision making ability, leading to bad choices in food and habits. I really do try btw lol I tell my wife to buy healthy stuff but shes breast feeding so i cant expect too much lmao Self control is so much harder without sleep. Edit to say that the one thing I do very well is consistency in working out- Thanks Army.
Omar Barreto
Omar Barreto Acum 19 Zile
min 8:00 it actually happen to me, i went for runand i runed more and faster than i usually do, and then i went to the gym and i did heavy squats, i was felling amaizing that day... but the next morning i had this pain in my lower back and my leg, my muscles were still tense and putting preasure on the sciatic nerve, so i ended up whit 2 weeks of physiotherapy. Just dont push yourself too much or you will end up whit a long pause
Regina wambui Ndumbi
Regina wambui Ndumbi Acum 19 Zile
Very well but not really good
James H
James H Acum 19 Zile
❤️
Ian yael caballero moreno
Ian yael caballero moreno Acum 19 Zile
Definitivamente ser saludable suena a algo caro..
River Song
River Song Acum 19 Zile
60 dollars is more than a gym membership itself?
Lindsey Murphy
Lindsey Murphy Acum 19 Zile
Is it really necessary to walk 10000 steps a day or is 6000 to 8000 steps a day good
Hikaru Hoshina
Hikaru Hoshina Acum 19 Zile
59$ a month? wtf
57thorns
57thorns Acum 19 Zile
Running, walking in the woods, climbing trees... :-)
Brittney Barnett
Brittney Barnett Acum 19 Zile
After taking a break from ROkey I'm finally back in the comments
thor498
thor498 Acum 19 Zile
Form is not that relevant. Intensity progression to fast is what causes weightlifting injuries
Mike Banner
Mike Banner Acum 20 Zile
Great content
Diana 22
Diana 22 Acum 20 Zile
I will never get over how hot this doctor is 🥵😂
Home Café
Home Café Acum 20 Zile
And that's why I went to the nutritionist 😊
Steaming Burrito Productions
Steaming Burrito Productions Acum 20 Zile
Post covid I moved from Cape Cod to Colorado. The altitude killed me for a while. But my marrow came through and ow I feel normal again. But to help be more active I just walk like a mile a day
Surface Area
Surface Area Acum 20 Zile
Remember it's BMI not weight 😌 Also I'm literally always working out and I compete in national sports competitions and I had this one kid who just does pushups and plays basketball tell me that u shouldn't warm up before u stretch, the dumbass things warming up and stretching are the same thing I'm like 🙃
Nicholas Woods
Nicholas Woods Acum 20 Zile
Dude could get any lady he wants
Amber Wright
Amber Wright Acum 21 o Zi
Great tips! I have tried to work out and lose weight for years off and on. Nothing ever worked. This time around i started with changing my eating habits. I cut out processed sugar and gluten. Once i got into that routine, i started adding in workouts. This is the longest i have kept it up and i am down almost 20 pounds. I always tried too much all at once, and always ended up overwhelmed and quit. I am also making sure i see my dr regularly. Im excited to continue down this journey.
EstaWorks-3D
EstaWorks-3D Acum 21 o Zi
03:36 how about when you don't enjoy the process? when you hate every single bit of it. having to get ready to leave the house. travelling over there. dealing with the other people there. doing the workout. having to travel back home again. extra shower because you nasty. 3-4 hours of your day completely gone. how do you loose weight then?
Elle Hart
Elle Hart Acum 21 o Zi
This has been very helpful. Thanks DM!
Sektos Eisenherz
Sektos Eisenherz Acum 21 o Zi
I do not like it when I see a trainer, who let strong over weight people do jumping jacks or sqauds with weight on .
Laura Rossi
Laura Rossi Acum 21 o Zi
Stretching needs to be done before my workout, especially if im tight from my workout the previous day. Just saying x
just me
just me Acum 22 Zile
Thanks. My issues is I used to have an eating disorder, and I've gained a lot of weight from recovery and I'm wanting to lose some, but it's hard for me to learn to lose weight in a healthy way. Once I get the whole, imma lose weight in my mind I freak out about eating 500 calories and just go berserk 😂
Catherine Westholt
Catherine Westholt Acum 22 Zile
I just discovered your channel over the weekend, and binge watched! You are awesome! Love a doctor with a sense of humor to mix in with his knowledge and skill.
Catherine Westholt
Catherine Westholt Acum 22 Zile
I am 67, and have orthopedic problems from past accidents. I am using a rollator walker now. I never know when a knee, ankle, or foot will buckle. My ankle got crushed and rebuilt from an auto accident. My foot suffered two fractured metatarsal when an elevator at work opened unevenly but they held off almost 2 months getting the dx and getting it set leaving one that did not heal. Knees have been hurt in falls. I feel doomed before I even try to figure out exercise. I can't get on the floor and up. I can't stand much, or very safely sometimes. I have small weights to lift, but that's all.
Chujs
Chujs Acum 22 Zile
MT MAN VIOLATED KSI LOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOL
Benno Reuter
Benno Reuter Acum 22 Zile
You box? How can a doctor square boxing with his consciousness?
Chris Whetton
Chris Whetton Acum 23 Zile
$100 a month!? What the heck does the muscles “loosen up” have anything to do with less delayed onset muscle soreness? Also, what you mentioned about ballistic stretching has been debunked, or at least that it isn’t effective way to improve ROM and is detrimental in some way. I think you meant to emphasize a dynamic warm up vs static stretching. Overall, this is all good info even if it lacked accurate scientific info in a couple of small areas. The Clip of the guy talking certainly did not make me want to drop a $100 a month on that app. I guess I am just another over opinionated healthcare provider.
Guy1031
Guy1031 Acum 23 Zile
I hope you are taking proper precautions in gym
Guy1031
Guy1031 Acum 23 Zile
Pyramids are literally the structures that don't require pillars but analogy is appreciated
Julia Ocampo
Julia Ocampo Acum 23 Zile
I’m two months in... I was starting to give into bigger food portions again and I held myself accountable yesterday. This video just gave me more motivation. I’m keep going 💪🏽
Rafaela Scheiwiller
Rafaela Scheiwiller Acum 23 Zile
What about cardio? I know i should do some after my weight lifting, but i just won't do more than 15 minutes max. I hate it. You run on a thing, but you don't move one meter. Should i just try getting cardio in when i am not lifting? How much does one need anyways? I know it's good for the heart, but I don't need to be a marathon runner, just general health
Zachary Bryant
Zachary Bryant Acum 23 Zile
I lost 25lbs just from fixing what I was eating and how much. Then I started working out. I’ve lost an additional 20lbs by continuing the diet with workouts. Best advice I got: speak to a doctor, nutritionist, or personal trainers on ensuring you do it right.
Teddy Bear
Teddy Bear Acum 23 Zile
Can you react to Chloe ting pls? hehe
braelin kirkland
braelin kirkland Acum 23 Zile
If don’t like vegetables what can I do to get a healthy meal ?
Jonny Liu
Jonny Liu Acum 23 Zile
thanks for sharing Mike! super insightful
Dallas Wood
Dallas Wood Acum 23 Zile
Not overdoing it right out of the gate so you don’t get super sore and never want to go back is huge
Charles Joseph
Charles Joseph Acum 23 Zile
Exercise ,walking , running, jogging, yoga, gim ,meditation , all nonsense. Exercise make u tired and heart beat increases, your muscles become harder. relax makes u fresh.
Dr. Naina Yeri
Dr. Naina Yeri Acum 24 Zile
God knows I needed this. Thanks Doctor Mike❤️
Rhonald Del Mar
Rhonald Del Mar Acum 24 Zile
8:54 that is not a proper kettlebell swing. Swing does not incorporate a squat. Think long jump not height jump. Otherwise good recommendations.
Fredrik Dunge
Fredrik Dunge Acum 24 Zile
Well soon I will be vaccinated and I will get back to my proper training routine, swimming every other day and weightlifting every other day.
Wouter Vork
Wouter Vork Acum 24 Zile
Delta Trainer seems awesome, but $100/month?! That is way too expensive, at least for me.
tristin bauer
tristin bauer Acum 24 Zile
bruh that watch at 3% battery life
PUMA
PUMA Acum 24 Zile
Yeah, goin all in on the first day is not something anyone should ever do. I ended up doing my arms so bad that i could neither stretch it out or bend it all the way.
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