Starting a new fitness program can be intimidating.
You are not always sure what exactly you should do or if you are doing things the right way.
If you are thinking about getting started again, here are a few tips:
1) Something is better than nothing
If you are not sure what to do, just do what you are comfortable with. It may not be perfect, but at least you are moving again!
2) Build up slowly
There is no reason to go all out in your first workout back in the gym. Test out some exercises, see what feels good, and stop at 50%. Exercise is about consistency, not killing yourself.
3) Start with mobility
When in doubt, start by doing exercises that will help you move better. Stretching exercises, joint mobility drills, and bodyweight exercises focused on form are always a good place to start.
To help give you a few ideas about exercise you can add in relatively quickly to your program, Coach Bradley is going to walk you through three of our top exercises for starting out.
Bradley will show you proper form and technique so that you feel confident about how to do them right!
Of course, videos like this are only one part of the equation.
There are two very important points to keep in mind as you begin to ramp up.
A Personal Trainer Can Protect You From Yourself
The initial excitement of a new workout routine leads some people to overdo it. Overtraining and injury is a real concern, especially for those unfamiliar with the movements.
When you are appropriately paced and challenged, you are far more likely to stick with your routine and begin seeing all of those results you're looking for.
A coach can also help you change things up. They can prevent boredom and keep things interesting by giving you targeted exercises that you need to reach your goals.
Mobility & Flexibility Are Very Important in the Beginning
As goal-oriented people, it's easy to focus on things like heavier weights, longer distances, etc.
But it is the mobility and flexibility exercise that will help you to avoid injury as you work toward your goals.
So, if you are getting back into a workout after an injury or a long break, you want to be especially careful that you don't experience any setbacks.
Need Help Getting Started?
If you would like support as you get back into your fitness routine, I invite you to check out our 28-Day Kickstart Program.
This program will give you the exact exercises you need to start feeling better while having a coach to show you how to do them correctly, and keep you accountable to your plan.
In this program you will get:
- Full fitness and goals assessment
- Personalized fitness coaching to teach you the exact exercises you need to safely and effectively move better and build stamina
- A simple meal plan to help you decrease inflammation
- 1-on-1 success coaching to help guide you as you work to change your diet, exercise, and lifestyle habits
You can move better, get stronger, and have more flexibility and energy, you just need a program that can show you what is right for you.
Click here to learn more and take back control of your health and fitness today!
Mint Condition Fitness empowers people to take control of their fitness and fully enjoy the life they have built.