In street workout each discipline requires a persistence that beginners often lack. Unlike other exercise plans, street workout is special - here an excess of ambition and the desire to quickly achieve spectacular results often turn into dangerous bravado.

As the proverb says, ‘If you don’t fall, you won’t learn’. Roughly this explains the need for beginners in any field to make mistakes. However, some mistakes are simply not worth making because they distance us from the set goal and can really hurt! Here is a list of the most common hurdles face by people training SW.

No plan

To an outsider SW can look like free improvisation, some nice tricks performed casually. This is, however absolutely not the case. SW training must be carefully planned on a macro scale and in a particular training unit. It certainly cannot be hastily made up. Of course, when a few fans of this sport meet in the local city SW park, they will probably start showing off their perfected tricks. It is similar to a skate park or even a local basketball court but in reality it has little to do with real training. This must be well planned - preferably in consultation with a more experienced person - and implemented step by step. A training plan is not only about determining the type of exercise and the number of repetitions performed. Equally important is the intervals between workouts, i.e. the time spent on regeneration. If street workout is not the only form of your physical activity, plan your training week well - strength training of large muscle groups should not be done before SW training for example, because the muscles will not have time to regenerate.

Poor technique

Can you do a full chin-up? If you think it's enough to reach the bar with your chin and then lower your elbows to 90 degrees, then… start serious chin-ups! Only full and clean repetitions at a slow pace, without a swing, with strengthen the muscles and allow you to think about more difficult exercises, such as a muscle up, a flag or even a handstand on the bars. Instead of twenty pseudo-pulls or pseudo-pumps, it's better to make ten perfect ones. That is why it is sometimes worth practicing with a partner, because they should immediately point out the mistakes and shortcomings that prevent you from overcoming the next stage on the way to perfection.

Imitation instead of inspiration

Inspiration and mindless imitation are two completely different things. Watching videos uploaded YouTube or social media by masters and street training competitors can be motivational and an incentive for you to continue exercising. But the “I'll try it tomorrow too” approach is a straightforward path to injury or at least discouragement when you fail. Stick to your designated plan, watch useful tutorials on the Internet showing how to do basic exercises first. Don’t try and run before you can walk.

No patience

Imagine a colleague learned sneaking or force entry in a week, and you haven't been able to do it for two months? Does not matter? No. Everyone progresses at a different pace. It is similar with building mass, reducing body fat, or gaining strength. Progress in sport is an extremely personal thing. However, that doesn’t mean keep banging your head against a wall. If you are increasingly frustrated by the lack of the expected results, ask for help from an instructor or an experienced competitor. Most likely, it will immediately indicate where the error is, and they will probably tell you to go back to the basics and train for perfect pull-ups or push-ups. Without this, there will be no progress.

Insufficient warm-up

A proper warm-up is something every instructor, trainer, and teacher ever, has had to emphasize. It’s not fun or glamorous and yet, they have to repeat it, because the trainees, the people doing the workouts still underestimate the importance of warming up and try to cut corners. In fact, a warmup should last less than 20 minutes and ideally be a "miniature" of the training planned for a given day. During the warm-up, all muscle groups and joints must have their function stimulated. The body must be warmed up, even to the point you are sweaty and slightly tired. A good warm-up in the case of SW training should consist of exercises such as jogging or skipping, jumping, dynamic stretching and basic strength exercises - push-ups, pull-ups, squats, and squats with jumps.