There are two types of people who are constantly trying to start working out. The first group are the lazy people who are always struggling to get out of their everyday routine. Their excuse is “I will start next Monday”. The second group of people is a little bit more ambitious. They actually start exercising but almost always end up quitting after only 2-3 weeks. Both of these groups need to be prepared with a workout guide for beginners.
If you belong to any of these two groups, keep reading to find out how to start working out.
Workout guide for beginners – how to prepare yourself
No matter what your final goals are, you have to prepare yourself properly. Exercising requires a lot of sacrifices from rearranging your time to finding the best time to workout, to changing your everyday routine. Due to the fact that working out regularly will max out your energy levels, you will need more strength every day. This means that you will need more sleep, more healthy and nutritious meals and plenty of water.
You also need to prepare yourself mentally. You need to be aware that probably you won’t see any noticeable changes to your physical appearance soon. The changes won’t start to show after a month or maybe even more. Knowing this, you won’t allow yourself to get any high expectations that certainly cannot be accomplished in that short period of time. As a result, you won’t get all depressed and quit when you don’s have a six pack after only a few workouts. Remember, even “Rome wasn’t built in a day”.
The workout plan
First of all, you need to find the exercise program for beginners that will suit you the most. Don’t force yourself to start with something that you feel that is not right for you, only because the program offers very quick results. As we mentioned previously, you cannot expect to change your body in a month.
For example, if you decide to exercise in a gym you should probably spend some time trying to figure out how to use the equipment properly. If you are not sure about something, you can always ask the employees at the gym to help you out. Use the first month to learn and get to know your body better.
Regardless of your age, body weight, strength etc. if you are an absolute beginner you should arrange your workout plan for the first weeks in a way that will keep you motivated not to quit. You can easily achieve this if you do easy exercises at the beginning rather than forcing and pushing yourself out of your limits.
Quick tip: Never compare yourself to the other people in the gym, even if they are beginners themselves. They probably have their own workout guide.
The best exercises
This is what we recommend if you decide to do your workout at home or outside. 10 push ups -10 squats –10 minutes cardio a day would be a great start for you. Next week include 10 jumping jacks. The week after that add 2 minutes planks. The following week increase the number of repetitions by two and so on. In the end, you will create your own workout routine.
If you begin with working out in a gym you can start with: 5-10 minutes running on a treadmill – 2 reps Butterfly – 2 reps push up triceps – 1 rep bench press. Next week you can increase the time of running on the treadmill to 10-15 minutes. The following weeks you can increase the time duration by 5 minutes.
The beauty of starting slow is that your body will alert you when it will be ready for more. You can always add a new exercise in your plan or you can increase the weight. Increasing the duration and the repetition of the exercises is also something that will come naturally when you don’t go over your body limits. F