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. You should remember that the first day is the hardest of all and you once you have that behind you the rest is a piece of cake. Ensure your goals are achievable for someone at your level so that you do not end up quitting because of disappointment.
Fitness should be a habit and this means you ought to be consistent. Therefore, do not be going to the gym once and lament on how your body and mind are not responding to the efforts you are making. 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. Building good workout habits take time and you should not beat yourself up when you fall out of habit but rather pick from where you left and continue.
Learning is through watching for most beginners but this can be dangerous when you are watching someone who is doing the wrong thing. Ensure you are lifting what your body can handle at that particular moment to avoid injuries. 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. Also, focusing on one type of exercise in order to work on a specific muscle is a wrong approach. The best strategy to use is going compound lifts which include deadlift, lunge, squat, bench press, bent-over row and shoulder press. You should not compromise your spine when it comes to working out. It is better to maintain a perfect posture than getting to your target. For the best posture, arch the back slightly, push your chest up and let the head and neck rest in a neutral position. For a healthy spine, you need a strong core. There is no way you can have a healthy spine if your core is weak. Following these tips will give you great results in less than 8 weeks.