FITNESS: 5 Tips To Help You Start And Maintain Your Fitness Journey
Updated: Aug 24, 2019
Every single day, thousands of people want to start working out but only a few will be able to actually get to doing it and that's not because they are lazy - even if fifty percent of them are - but because they lack guidance.
Today, we have decided to be your lamp in the land of darkness. We will give you 5 tips that will help you get started and stay your course. Read along.
Often time, people make the mistake of rushing into a new habit and expect it to just blend with their lifestyle. Sadly, it doesn't work like that. The best way to go is to take things small and develop on it. You might be able to run a thousand kilometers on your first day but you will be too worn out to do it the next day. Then you will lose interest and finally stop.
Starting small is key. It's quite alright to want result right now, we all do but rushing into it is immediately setting ourselves up for failure.
Have a Plan
One of the major problems beginners face is not knowing what to do and when to do it. You shouldn't just enter the gym, spend minutes in front of several machines without actually knowing what exactly you are doing with them.
Chances are that it might work for some people but you don't need to take that chance. You need to first have a plan that aligns with your goal. Know what muscle groups you are training and which days you are training them.
Leave Your Ego at the Door
It's really easy to get intimidated at the gym. Johnny Bravo is benching 150kg and you are benching just 30kg. You can get discouraged but you shouldn't be. It doesn't matter what the next man is lifting. Stay focused on what you can lift.
Always remember that you aren't there to impress anyone. Set goals and go to the gym every session to reach that goal and make yourself better gradually.
This is one of the few places looking back is really important. It helps you know what you are doing right and what you are doing wrong. It helps you know what works for you and correct what doesn't.
When you do look back, try to remember those routines that you really felt. Remember the shoulder workout that made your shoulder feel like it was on fire. Remember the bicep program that made you feel your muscle came out more. Focus on the things that work and drop the ones that doesn't. Repeat this often.
And on the seventh day, He rested.
If even God rested on the seventh day, it only means that you need to rest too.
Resting your muscle is as important as working them. If not for anything at all, it will help your muscles to grow and return your nervous system back to its optimal state.
Rest. Recover. Sleep.
We want to help you on your fitness journey and hope you find these tips useful. Remember to start small, have a plan, leave your ego at the door, look back often and rest well.
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