Are you one of those people who have wanted to start working out at the gym to get into a better shape? Are you one of those people who always workout extra but are unable to achieve the desired results? Are you one of those people who are confused as to what makes a perfect workout?
Then today we will share 10 basic but very important tips for getting you the desired shape and physique of the body through working out at the gym.
If you have been planning to join a gym and lose weight or to get into a better shape but have not gotten around to actually doing it then this is especially for you.
1 – What is the Challenge for You?
It is advised to write down the desired goal which you have for achieving the perfect body shape of your wish. Include details such as weight (losing or gaining), body fat losing, improvement in the physique, etc in the list so it helps you get a rough idea for what lies ahead.
2 – Health First
It is not necessary that to achieve a perfect physique you need to hit the weight-room hard. It is advised that on the days that you do not work out at the gym you should ideally do some other physical activity (jogging, walking, etc) for around 45 minutes that day. Beginner should ideally start with a physical activity usually lasting for around 15-20 minutes.
3 – Partner Up
Doing a work out alone tends to get routine and mundane after some time, hence it is advised to start the physical fitness journey with a trusted and energetic partner. This helps to not only motivate both the partners involved in the workout but also helps to ensure that a safety barrier is set between injury and prevention with an active and supervising partner.
Hitting the Gym
Gyms are meant to provide an ideal place and environment which is healthy and extrudes a sense of fitness and healthiness around it. Take a look at these points to know some important tips to help workout better in the gym.
4 – Focusing on Form
When working out with weights it is most important to know the correct position and posture for performing the specific exercise routine. The basic aim for building significant muscle and give proper form to the body is to know HOW to life the weights rather than HOW MUCH to lift. Most gyms provide personalized trainers who are experts at what they do hence you should always follow their instructions to the point in order to get the desired physique and form.
5 – Starting with Machines
Beginners, or people who have not been to the gym for a proper and extensive workout since a noticeable amount of time, are advised to start off their workout schedule mainly using the machines available at the gym. Once the person has a grasp of the position and posture required for a particular exercise (set) then you can move on to smaller weights initially.
6 – Basic Multi-joint Movements
Basic multi-joint movements are the proper manner in which the joints are required to move in the particular exercise. These are mostly used for complex exercises, especially the shoulder and elbow joints. Understanding clearly how these main joints of the body work and move can help to make a better and far more effectively efficient training schedule for you.
7 – Right Workout Routine
When you wish to add weight and increase muscle mass in the body, it is most important to know your ideal weight-lifting limits. It is advised to start off initially with a weight that allows you to perform around 8-10 repetitions (or ‘reps’) in each set. In case you are being able to perform more than 12 reps in the set then you should increase the weight one notch so that the reps remain limited to 8-10 reps per set. And if the weight is allowing you to perform only 5-6 reps then you should probably decrease some of the weight.
Most Important for Perfect Workout
These tips will help you achieve and maintain your desired body shape and physique and are meant to be followed strictly to achieve optimum successful results.
8 – Muscles do not indicate Fitness
Being fit does NOT necessarily means that you should have big and bulky mass rather it is a complex combination of the composition of the vital elements in the body, muscular strength and endurance as well as flexibility and cardio-respiratory health. A balanced diet and healthy habits can help you get more stamina and endurance to finish your workout and get the physique you have always wished for.
9 – Cleanliness after Gym
It is always advised to take a shower, or at least wash the hands properly (using soap or disinfectant), after a workout at the gym. As when you workout you touch the plate, bars, rods, weights, etc which multiple people also touch throughout the duration of the day, hence there are high chances that these equipments might be contaminated.
10 – Know when to Rest
Working out your body 6-7 days a week in order to get to the physical goal faster is a bad idea. Extreme stress is experienced by the muscles when you tend to abuse them with an excessively-stressed workout. Workout for 3-4 days a week at the gym using weights, and if you still wish to hit the gym on a weekend then feel free to do some rounds of cardio and stretching but avoid lifting weights as much as possible to allow the stretched muscles to relax and repair.
These tips will not only help you achieve the desired body and physique they will also help you achieve it through a safe and healthy way as well.