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 should be a habit and this means you ought to be consistent. Thus, do not expect your body and mind to be aligned to positive changes when you are going to the gym when you feel like. 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.
Learning is through watching for most beginners but this can be dangerous when you are watching someone who is doing the wrong thing. Lifting weights should be part of your exercise but do not bite more than you can handle especially during your novice days. The most important aspect of lifting is the isolation of muscle groups and lifting strategically to tone and build them using various techniques, angles and exercises. The better your contraction during lifts, the more the muscle you are targeting will grow. If you can contract the various muscle groups well, you will be able to grow them fully. Do not focus on curling your biceps or using your hips to thrust the weight up but focus on squeezing the muscles in weight movement.
Be wary of taking advice from online articles or magazines without trying to understand the authenticity of the information. You should not make the mistake of concentrating on a particular exercise because it is said to work on the muscle you are interested in. The best strategy to use is going compound lifts which include deadlift, lunge, squat, bench press, bent-over row and shoulder press. One of the things you should take care of while exercising is the spine. It is better to maintain a perfect posture than getting to your target. The best posture is to have the neck and head in neutral position with the back slightly arched and the chest up. Work on getting a strong core and you will get a healthy spine. A weak core means there is no support for the spine. You can witness body and mind transformation in 2 months once you apply these techniques.