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Fitness can be complicated. As a beginner, a thousand different things fight for your attention: dieting, training, supplementation, and more.
Everyone wants to show you the ‘best’ possible way. Of course, for a modest price.
To help you overcome the initial hump and get started, we’ve put together this straightforward guide for you. Today, you’ll learn everything you need to know on how to get started with training.
Start With The Basics
Most beginners make the mistake of learning advanced tactics when they should instead focus on basics.
The more complicated your approach is, the higher the chance of overwhelm and burnout. Plus, as a beginner, you don’t need much to make progress.
Instead of looking for some circuit program, start with basic movements like squats, bench press, and pull-ups. Get better at those, build strength for a few months, and only then start looking at more sophisticated approaches.
Focus On Proper Form, Not On The Amount of Weight You’re Lifting
You should dedicate the first few months of training to learning how to perform different movements. No matter your long-term goals, learning how to move your body and external weights is of utmost importance.
This will help you train more effectively and keep yourself healthy and injury-free. You can also look for good personal training initially so that you can build a solid foundation.
Train Three Times Per Week
Why three? Well, you can train more often, but that won’t deliver extra benefits.
As a beginner, you possess the unique ability to make progress without having to do as much work because your body hasn’t gotten used to training stresses. This is also known as making ‘newbie gains.’
Plus, starting with three weekly workouts is a lot more sustainable for most people and allows you to gain momentum and make regular exercise a habit.
Don’t Forget to Warm-Up Well
Warming up well isn’t an incredibly exciting topic, and this is why many people never talk about it. The problem is, beginners see it as optional and often avoid it because they are eager to start the training session.
The truth is, warming up for five to ten minutes is incredibly beneficial because it primes the mind and body for the workout. It boosts your mood and energy, it puts you in the training mindset, and it warms up your joints, muscles, and connective tissues.
Warming up well is also vital for injury prevention and longevity in the gym.