Save the Gossip For After Your Workout

Picture this. You are in the middle of attempting to lift your maximum weight. A bit of juicy gossip comes to mind. While you should be focusing on form and the willpower it takes to achieve your new maximum weight repetition, you decide this is the perfect time to start chatting with your friend.

You would never catch a man attempting this. When men are lifting weights, they are extremely focused in most cases. They don’t run their mouths while they are working out. On the contrary, this is a rather common practice for a lot of women in the weight room. They will chat literally in the middle of an intense lift, which is not a good idea for a number of reasons.

The first consideration is obviously safety.

Lifting heavy weights can be dangerous, even in the best situation. Your focus should be entirely on your form and the weight you are lifting. Whatever you have to say can definitely wait until you have safely finished that repetition (and set for that matter).

The second problem here is sloppy form.

Weightlifting professionals, male and female alike, would never consider talking while lifting. The more physical and mental concentration you apply to your lift or movement, the better results you are going to achieve. Remember, form is everything when strength training.

If your mind is wandering in the weight room, what are you doing there in the first place? Remember why you are strength training. Is it to lose weight? Are you getting ready for bikini season? Are you just tired of feeling sick and tired? Whatever your motivation for lifting weights, save the chatter for later and focus on the task at hand. Your results will improve and you lower your injury risk.