Starting your workout journey is one of the best ways to stay healthy and fit. Being a beginner it is must to know about smart workouts which will take towards your future success. Getting off from your couch and stepping into the gym is one of the best decisions you have made.
For successful fitness goals, it is really very important to start the right track, many beginners fail to achieve goals because of wrong foot, develop bad habits and then struggle badly in building muscle and burning fat. Always think positive, if you can fill your mind with positive thoughts you will make excellent progress right away. Apply these below smart workout tips in your fitness regimen for great success. Here are 5 smart tips that every beginner needs to read!
- Start slow
The current recommendation is 2-3 days per week, for at least 30 minutes per day. But for someone who is just starting out, it is recommended to start at least 1-2 days per week and ramp it up from there.
- Know when to stretch
After you warm up, you should stretch your muscles and hold it for about 15 seconds, you are less likely to injure yourself when you are stretching if your muscles are already a little warmed up.
- Mix it up
Do not stick to the same exercises every day. Move between the four various types of exercise, which are aerobic, resistance (strength) training, flexibility (which includes yoga) and balance, which is especially important for seniors.
- Know your weight and the right way to use it
Go on a weight machine and starting at the lowest weight, pull it down and keep adding on from there. Just keep increasing the weight until you reach a point where you can only do one or you cannot do any. Once you have a weight you are comfortable with, do not get too eager to increase it. You should not increase it more than 10 percent in a week.
- Know when to take a break
If you do not give your body time to heal and repair itself, your performance will go down and you will get into a vicious cycle where you never fully recover. And if you are sore after a workout, that’s good (unless it hurts too much). Do not run to take a painkiller, because that can mask pain and cause you to do real damage to your body. Let yourself recover naturally.
Additional Tips for Early Success
- Breathe deeply, while working-out which can improve your performance.
- Concentrate on exercise which you are comfortable avoid challenging exercises
- Hire a personal trainer for a safe and solid workout.
- Keep changing the exercise, do not only target on one muscle. Don’t do the same routine.
- Keep changing, the intensity and duration of a workout
- Do not over do, too hard will lead to injury.
Enjoy the workout pay attention to your body.