Some of you may have been wanting to start working out, but maybe you’re not sure where to begin. It can be quite intimidating for beginners and you can easily cause injury if you don’t do things right or go your hardest right off the bat.
We put together this guide to help inform you and get you in the groove to transitioning from a newbie to someone who works out multiple times per week. We all have to begin somewhere, so why not start today?
It’s always important to stretch before & after a workout.
Stretching keeps your muscles flexible & prevents from tightening and causing you an injury from working out. Always stretch for at least 10-15 minutes before & after every workout.
Exercises such as push-ups are very important for helping to improve muscular balance & developing upper body strength. We suggest doing at least 50 push-ups during every workout.
You’ll need to improve your endurance if you want to be able to workout for longer periods of time. Exercises such as sit-ups or crunches are great for stabilizing muscles, improving flexibility building core muscles and improving your endurance.
You’ll want to include some strength training into most workouts as this is a great way to reduce body fat & burn calories more efficiently which can result in weight loss & a healthier body. It may be difficult at first but you will eventually get the hang of it & soon you will be lifting twice the amount than you initially started with. Remember start light and work your way up until you feel comfortable.
CARDIO & WEIGHT LOSS
Cardio is a must if you are looking to lose weight & get into shape. Not only does cardio help to burn calories more efficiently but can also help you to gain more muscle. If you are new to cardio, you can’t just running off the bat as you will tire yourself out & eventually hit a wall. We suggest slowly working your way up by walking at least 15 minutes a day. Then, after a week jog for a few minutes with at least a 5 minute walking period. As time progresses, you will be running 10-15 minutes each session.
It really isn’t as difficult as you think. Sure, it will be challenging, but it is definitely worth the rewards. It is more of a matter of actually doing it and maintaining it. stay motivated, just think you are better today than you were yesterday. Stick with it and you will be satisfied with the results. Healthy body, healthy mind, happy mood.