Have you wanted to start a fitness routine but don’t know where to start?
This blog is for you! Here are some fitness tips for beginners:
– Know your “why”
When starting a fitness routine, it’s important to know your why. Having a goal or reason behind your training is going to help motivate you. Getting started can be the hardest part, so make sure you find a reason that will get you excited to start this lifestyle change!
– Have a plan
Now that you have a goal behind your training, it’s time to make a plan that will help you achieve that goal. Many people waste time in the gym because they don’t have a plan. They don’t know what they want to do so they end up doing a bunch of random things that don’t make sense. Take the time to write down your workout or select the workout video you want to follow before you get to the gym. This will prevent you from wasting your time and help you make the most of your gym time.
– Fuel your body properly
One of the most important aspects of a fitness routine is how you fuel your body. If you’re eating junk food before a workout, you’re probably not going to perform how you’d want. Find foods that you can eat before and after your workout. We recommend getting around 20-30 grams of protein directly following your workout. This will help your body recover and get the proper nutrients it needs to repair your muscles.
– Take time to learn proper technique
Technique is critical for beginners. A large majority of injuries come from improper form. It has been estimated that in 2012, over 450,000 people were injured while exercising. I know that lifting a lot of weight can be exciting, but please avoid it until you have the proper form down. Start with bodyweight movements and slowly add weight from there. To learn form you can get a trainer, workout with someone who knows proper technique or look up videos on YouTube.
– Find what works for you
Another important aspect of starting out a fitness routine is finding what works for you. Everyone is different. Some people enjoy working out at night while others do it first thing in the morning. Figure out what type of workouts you enjoy as well. There are many ways to achieve results, so don’t settle for a workout you don’t enjoy. For example, if you’re wanting to improve your cardio, try HIIT workouts instead of running on a treadmill.
– Take recovery seriously
Recovery isn’t something you should overlook, especially if you’re new to the gym. You will feel sore, so take the time you need to recover. To learn more about the importance of recovery, check out this blog by clicking here.
Getting started with a new routine can be intimidating and overwhelming. I hope these fitness tips for beginners are helpful and will motivate you to get moving!