The chances of getting the results you crave for are high if you have your facts right before you get into a workout program. Without courage, you will never make it out of your coach when everyone is giving you contradicting information on what you should or should not do. Remember that you will be afraid, anxious and feel overwhelmed with emotions on the first day and after that, it gets better. It is important that your goals be realistic because you will not get anywhere with exaggerated objectives.
Fitness is not a once in a lifetime event but rather a habit. Thus, do not expect your body and mind to be aligned to positive changes when you are going to the gym when you feel like. Beginners should ensure they go to the gym at least 3 to 4 times in a week. It is possible to work out at home as long as you ensure you exercise for 150 minutes or more every week. To create a strict routine in working out, you will face some challenges along the way but this does not mean you should every time you do not achieve your targets.
Learning is through watching for most beginners but this can be dangerous when you are watching someone who is doing the wrong thing. Lifting weights should be part of your exercise but do not bite more than you can handle especially during your novice days. The most important aspect of lifting is the isolation of muscle groups and lifting strategically to tone and build them using various techniques, angles and exercises. Muscle growth will be maximum if you contract more during the lifts. Do not focus on curling your biceps or using your hips to thrust the weight up but focus on squeezing the muscles in weight movement.
Be wary of taking advice from online articles or magazines without trying to understand the authenticity of the information. You will not benefit yourself in any way if you concentrate on a certain workout hoping to get results on a specific muscle. The best strategy to use is going compound lifts which include deadlift, lunge, squat, bench press, bent-over row and shoulder press. One of the things you should take care of while exercising is the spine. A perfect posture is more important than completing more lifts. The best posture is to have the neck and head in neutral position with the back slightly arched and the chest up. Work on getting a strong core and you will get a healthy spine. A weak core means there is no support for the spine. Following these tips will give you great results in less than 8 weeks.