7 Bad Habits That Are Killing Your Workout

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We know getting your butt to the gym is a true feat in itself, so pat yourself on the back. But, did you know that you might be killing the effectiveness of those workouts by slipping into bad fitness habits? Seriously, making it to the machine is only half the battle — if you're going to clock in time on the elliptical, you better make it count!

For instance, according to Health.com, the unnatural movements and lack of toning make said machine a cool calorie burner, but not much else. Other workout buzz kills? Think gymming it alone, lollygagging, hydrating with sports drinks, and incorporating too much cardio. Are you guilty of any (or all) of ‘em? You might want to reevaluate your get-fit strategy. Click here to see the full list and tips on how to finally kick those bad habits to the curb. (Health)