Fitness for beginners

Fitness for beginners

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For people who are just new to fitness, there probably are some lingering concerns even if they’ve been doing the same thing for years. Around 80% of individuals do not maintain their New Year’s resolutions when it comes to physical health and fitness. While some may have another idea, there really is a better reason than most people think. Let’s take a look at some of the basics of fitness for beginners.

When it comes to fitness, the most common mistake beginners make is not sticking with their plan. Sticking with your plan means you have to set goals for yourself; and for beginners, that usually means getting into shape and burning calories. Whether you are looking to go from a couch potato to a marathon runner or simply want to be healthier overall, you will need to establish goals and stick with them.

Fitness for beginners should include strength training as well as endurance. Start out doing strength training on the floor, with free weights and progressively adding weight to the dumbbells over time. If you have access to weight machines, by all means use them. You can get a great cardio workout without expending a lot of energy.

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For fitness, one of the biggest mistakes people make is skipping workouts. By missing workouts, you are more likely to slack off and not reach your workout goals. A good fitness program needs to involve several components: cardiovascular exercise, strength training and agility training. Don’t get bored with this important part of your program and cheat on it by skipping workouts.

When it comes to fitness, one of the most important components is flexibility training. Flexibility exercises help increase your range of motion and lower your heart rate. In addition, they improve your balance and posture. Long-term fitness should include some exercises that require a lot of long-term sitting or laying down. These types of exercises include face pulling, hanging leg raises, horse crunches and a whole lot of stretching.

Fitness for beginners should start with these basics and then progress from there. By including some interval training in your workout program, you can kick start your system and keep yourself motivated. Beginners also need to learn how to properly warm up and cool down. Lastly, maintaining consistency and the basics of exercises like pushups, sit ups and pull ups are extremely important to your success.

9 thoughts on “Fitness for beginners

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    Kelis Liu says:

    Same here: specially this last week I have forfeited the training because of the holidays and I am already feeling the guilt, however, I find so difficult to start again.

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    Amirah Oneill says:

    However, it is absolutely necessary to return to physical activity at the previous levels to avoid weight gain, loss of muscle tone or the complete and utter state of apathy that you are victims of.

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    Cameron Miles says:

    Sometimes you are not motivated, but it is for your own good that you have to be motivated again.

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    Charlton Krueger says:

    I alternate between yoga, cycling and running. Since I started doing this I feel more motivated and rarely skip one.

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