5 Tips for Beginners at the Gym

Let the gains begin!

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Although we are in the middle of a pandemic, gyms have started to reopen all around the world and this is as good a time as any (my last words before dying of covid)to go to a gym and start that fitness regiment.

Gym’s and fitness, in general, can be kinda daunting at first, so here are some tips to make it a bit easier and a bit fun.

1. Consistency

Consistency is the key to success and working out is no exception. With bodybuilding or weight loss being your goal, you won't see results in a day or a week. These things take time, to get the best result you have to be consistent and disciplined.

2. Rest is Important

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The 3 main things that will help you in your fitness journey are workouts, nutrition, and rest, rest probably being the most overlooked. Rest is a lot of times more important than even working out, not overburdening or overworking your muscles is important and will save you from a plethora of injuries. Bigger muscles like the chest, back, and legs should not be worked more than 2–3 times a week and adequate amount of rest should be given for proper recovery. RECOVERY=GAINS.

3. Tracking your progress:

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Its quite easy to be lost with all the people around you lifting, clattering of the equipment day in day out, its gets quite easy to feels demotivated and lose your grove. The easiest way to avoid this is by tacking your progress in the form of a “workout journal” and “progress photos”. A workout journal helps you monitor your workouts over the months, you weight, nutrition etc. Progress photos help you see the change in your physique over time, ones you wont see day to day and can be quite a good source of motivation.

4. Switch it up every few weeks

Following the same workout plan month after month would not only stop you from achieving a better physique but also can be boring and monotonous. The best way to avoid this is by having a bunch of exercise that work similar group of muscles and switching them every 2–3 weeks. Like switching between machines and free weights or using DB presses instead of chest flys.

5. Form over reps

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Kinda obvious but not really practiced much. While starting any workout be it free or on a machine, have proper form. This will not only help you avoid injuries but will also help you gain better. 6 reps of proper curls are better than 9 reps of improper ones. Use a friend or a trainer to help you first, nail the form first, progress with number of reps and then progress with increasing resistance itself.

I really hope you guys have a amazing time working out and I would love to know some of your 1 week after joining story (as i feel the first week of working out is the hardest) and as always,

Peace Out.

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