Starting into a workout routine can be very intimidating. There are so many things to consider, and seemingly endless amounts of information and advice.
So, how do you start and what do you need to know before you jump in?
Well, whether you’re completely new to exercise or just getting started after a break, here are some important things to consider:
Do some research upfront — make sure that you are choosing reliable resources for your information and make sure you pick an approach that trains the body comprehensively.
Pace yourself, and start slowly if you need to — one of the most common mistakes beginners make is being way too aggressive in their training, way too soon. Take time to build a strong base for yourself.
Make it work for you — it doesn't matter how fit someone else is, or where you think you should be, you have to be willing to start where your body needs you to start, and make modifications as you need to so that nothing ends up being a roadblock to progress.
Commit — there will be good days and bad, setbacks and successes, but you have to commit to showing up and working hard.
Keep self talk positive — there's no reason to talk down about yourself, no matter how unfit you might be. There is no shame in any starting place.
Keep goals positive & action focused — try to focus less on the end result, and more on the actions that you are responsible for (most importantly, putting in the work!).
Don't be afraid to push yourself, but listen to your body — stay tuned in during your workouts to walk the line between challenging yourself, and respecting the messages that your body is sending you.
Don't make yourself hate exercise — there are so many different types of training and so many variables that one can adjust to their liking; find something that you enjoy, that makes you feel good.
Keep an eye on nutrition — focus on eating a diet that is as fresh and nutrient-dense as possible, avoiding fad diets and processed food as much as possible.
Read more in this article, 10 Beginner Workouts That You Can Do at Home for Free.
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