10 Fitness Tips For Beginners are solid steps for you if you’re just starting out on your new fitness journey. These tips are also great if you’ve been away from health and fitness for awhile and you’re just getting going again.
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10 Fitness Tips For Beginners
Make Your Workout Worth It
If you want to get the most out of your workout, you need to remember that around 80% of the results that you get from your workout actually come from just 20% of your workout.
That means that in an hour’s session, only 12 minutes of the workout will contribute to the bulk of your results. You need to make those minutes really count. Use compound movements that work more than one muscle group at a time to really make the most of your time.
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Remember To Eat Healthy
Your body shaping goals can only be achieved by eating a healthy diet. If you’re going to the gym so that you can go home and eat a double triple cheeseburger with a 2-person serving of French fries, you won’t do your body any favors ever.
You should make sure that you eat in moderation, and remember that if you’re burning off more calories, you will need to eat that little bit more so that you have enough energy. Balance your nutrition and avoid faddy diets.
Change Your Eating Habits
You need to make sure that you eat properly as well as eating healthily. Eating properly includes eating at the right times of the day. Skipping breakfast can be a really bad idea and you shouldn’t eat too late in the evening either. On the other hand, some people can’t eat breakfast at all.
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If you are overweight, or not in the shape you want to be, your current eating habits aren’t working for you. Speak to a personal trainer or nutritionist (a current one that has been trained in the last decade or has at least kept up with current science) about what would work for you so that you can achieve your goals.
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Plan Out Your Routine
To make sure that you know just when you’re going to be working out and when you can look forward to some downtime, you really should come up with a plan. Remember to include rest days and be realistic about how much time you can make free.
Remember to stick to your schedule as much as possible so that you don’t slide into the habit of skipping the gym and make your targets achievable.
Make A 100% Commitment
You need to remember that your body transformation needs complete dedication from you. You can’t skip a day or two here and there, because you feel as though you deserve it. Plan when your rest day will be and stick to that. Even if you have a vacation planned, check out the local gym, and make sure to take some time each day to continue to work out. Keep up with the healthy eating too.
Don’t Let Perfection And Perception Put You Off
It’s easy to look at a female bodybuilder and suddenly panic. You’re a woman who is trying to lose weight and develop a petite and slender figure and you see these ripped, cut, beefy, thick women.
Or, you scroll Instagram and see these fabulously beautiful, slender, slim, tight 20 somethings and immediately get discouraged by the perfection.
The reality is that it is virtually impossible for women to bulk up like a man; it requires a particular plan and effort and when you were 20 you could probably look like Barbie from Instagram too.
You see the results of hours upon hours in the gym daily. Lifestyles that are out of balance. Full time jobs and sponsorships that pay them to work out.
Your plan will be a lot different than the Barbie or the Barbell body. Stick to a plan that is right for your goals, your needs and your life. You won’t go wrong when you have a plan that is easy to follow and simple to do.
Keep It Simple
You should remember that you are only starting out with fitness. Familiarize yourself with the basics first to avoid injury and putting yourself off.
We want you to continue with your improvements!
Start off with some shorter sessions and then expand your workouts as you become more confident and as your fitness, levels start to rise.
There is no shame in taking ‘baby steps’ when they lead to bigger steps and jumps and leaps. There is shame in quitting and not getting back up again.
Prepare For Your New Routine
Make sure that you make the time workout and have a rough plan of how you would like your it to go. You need to come up with some realistic goals too. If you want to have 6-pack abs, aim to achieve muscle definition within 6 months! You would like to lose 30 pounds then you need to make sure that the timeframe that you set for yourself is achievable.
If you don’t know what your targets are you will never get there.
So you want to get 6-pack abs, bulging biceps, and strong legs? You can’t get those things by just lifting weights. You must remember that while you’re working out, you should fit in a good amount of cardio.
If you’re already carrying excess weight, you need to make sure that you burn off the fat by doing cardio combined with resistance training. Your muscle will start to show through while the fat gets burned away properly.
Fat does not turn into muscle. One gives way to the other. You want a program that speeds fat burning, focuses on lean muscle strengthening and overall fitness.
Use A Visual Inspiration
It is very helpful to have a visual inspiration to keep you motivated to lose weight. Try performing a Google image search to find photos of people who have a body shape and size similar to your own ideals.
Print them out and put them where you’ll see them. Your work desk, on your car dashboard, bathroom mirror or on the fridge. This will ensure that you have a visual goal that will keep you motivated every single day!
Follow these easy 10 Fitness Tips For Beginners and you’ll be on your way to a great new you!
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