10 simple work out tips for beginners
So, you have been thinking about hitting the gym, or the road to work out and keep fit. You are hesitant because of the pain and fatigue that may come along with it.
Tell you what! You don’t have to worry. Here are 10 tips for beginners, follow them and you will enjoy your workouts in no time.
1. Set realistic goals
You may want to lose weight, bulk up, tone your muscle or conquer certain distances. These things take time, so it is best to have an ultimate goal and smaller goals that will keep you motivated throughout your fitness journey.
You just have to put in the work, regularly and consistently. Follow your training program and keep clear of distractions.
3. Don’t take on too much too soon
Do not increase the amount of exercise you do too soon.Increase the intensity of your workouts gradually.
4. Embrace the pain
When you first start working out, you experience feelings of discomfort such as shortness of breath, sweating and aching muscles after exercising. Don’t worry, this is completely normal and everyone feels like this when they’re first starting out.
5. Get a training partner
Training with a friend not only keeps you motivated during the sessions themselves but will also make you less likely to miss a planned session as you’re unlikely to want to let down your friend.
6. Warm up! Warm up! Warm Up!
Not warming up is a mistake many beginners make. Before any session ensure that you warm up thoroughly and mobilise the areas that you will be using during the workout. Furthermore, failure to warm up properly may increase the risk of injury.
7. Choose your work out time
We are all different. Some of us rise early and some of us go to bed late. Exercise at the time when you feel that you have most energy.
8. Will power
Don’t give up. All beginners have set backs on the way to achieving their goals. Accept them and use them to re-motivate yourself.
9. Water! Water! Water!
Ensure you drink plenty of water, before, during and after exercise, particularly if you are exercising in warm conditions or for long periods. Dehydration will result in a drop in performance and severe dehydration can be dangerous too.
Keep things interesting by trying new exercises, workouts and activities to keep your program fresh, keep challenging your body and preventing boredom