When you start your workout with the basics at the back of your head, you are likely to succeed. 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. Remember that you will be afraid, anxious and feel overwhelmed with emotions on the first day and after that, it gets better. It is important that your goals be realistic because you will not get anywhere with exaggerated objectives.
Fitness is not a once in a lifetime event but rather a habit. 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. The least number of times you go to the gym every week should be 3-4. For those who are exercising at home, the time used in exercise can be tracked in minutes which should not go below 150. To create a strict routine in working out, you will face some challenges along the way but this does not mean you should every time you do not achieve your targets.
One way of learning is by observation especially for beginners but there is danger in copying people who are not doing the workout correctly. Lifting is great for building muscles but you need to lift only the weights you can handle and proceed as you become more tolerant. The first step in lifting should be the isolation of muscles and selection of the right techniques, exercises and even angles in building them as well as toning. Muscle growth will be maximum if you contract more during the lifts. It is not curling or using hips that counts in moving weights but rather squeezing the muscles.
Be wary of taking advice from online articles or magazines without trying to understand the authenticity of the information. You will not benefit yourself in any way if you concentrate on a certain workout hoping to get results on a specific muscle. The best strategy to use is going compound lifts which include deadlift, lunge, squat, bench press, bent-over row and shoulder press. Take good care of your spine while exercising because once you compromise it, you can forget about exercising. There is no need to assume a bad posture just because you are desperate to hit 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 the spine to be well protected, you need a perfect core. A weak core means there is no support for the spine. Following these tips will give you great results in less than 8 weeks.