So, you’ve decided to start training at the gym. Congratulations! There’s no better feeling than being able to push your body to its limits and seeing results.
But where do you begin? With so many machines, classes, and supplements available, it can be difficult to know what’s best for you.
Top that off with the sea of often contradicting information on the internet and you got yourself a nice perplexion.
Worry not though, we’re here to help you make the beginning of your training quite easy!
Let’s get started.
One way that people can start training right away, is by being more active in their daily lives.
This can be done by taking the stairs instead of the elevator, walking to work or school, or parking far away from the entrance.
Another way to get more active is by doing activities that require movement, such as playing tag, jumping rope, or dancing.
Think of this as just getting your body introduced and used to being more active overall.
Such tiny shifts in your daily life can easily set you up for training success later on, so don’t skip this part!
Progress To Bodyweight Exercises
When you get used to being more active in your daily life, you will more than likely feel the need to do something more.
To give your body a challenge!
When that happens, it is time for you to kick things up a notch.
Before you think about going to the gym however, it is a good idea to start with your own bodyweight!
Not only will bodyweight exercises help you develop baseline strength and endurance, but they’ll do something even more important – Help you learn the proper form on most basic exercises!
Now, Add Some Extra Resistance
One of the foundational principles of training is to demand more of the body as you train.
In simple terms, your muscles have to endure greater and greater resistance, in order to create sufficient stimulus and sculpt a more aesthetic physique.
When you get used to bodyweight training, it’s time to add some extra resistance.
This could mean using resistance bands for certain exercises, or even dumbbells and weight plates.
Think of ways to challenge your muscles!
Sign Up For The Gym!
Finally, it is time to sign up for the gym! Think of the first 3 steps we talked about, as the time when you prime the body for more intense training, by getting it used to being active and using the muscles more, in the first place.
Once that’s done, you are ready to start using some heavier weights and further improve your strength, endurance, and last but not least, looks!
In fact, by this point, you should already have some good progress going on and the sudden, prominent stimulus from weight training will only make that progress twice as fast!
However, before you think about really squeezing your muscles’ capacity at the gym, make sure that you’re doing everything right!
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