By Christine Imamshah
Fitness training has several benefits to it. The issue comes when people do not have the motivation to get up and do it. Everyone seems to be looking for a quick and easy answer to get in shape. There is no quick and easy answer, just the plain old basics. Maybe you have forgotten some of those basics and now you want to get in shape before the warm months come. Maybe you have gotten a little gut you want to get rid of, or maybe you are a guy who wants to get a six pack.
All of these things take work and you’re going to have to be committed to the work if you want to see real results from your efforts, but it all starts with getting off your butt and moving. Let’s review some of the basics of fitness training..
Taking it light at first:
When you start working out first of all take it nice and easy, you do not want to push your body further than what it is capable of just yet. Too many people go to the gym on New Year’s Day and try to do too much at once, they become quickly discouraged and they never comeback to the gym. They get in and they see all of the people who are already in shape so they feel like these people are looking down on them or something, they try to prove a point and they hurt themselves. This is the wrong route to take. When you first start, pick a routine you like, start light and work your way up. If you feel a little weak the next day take it lighter, but this is normal if you are out of shape.
You will cancel out everything you do if you do not have the proper diet to go with your fitness training. Make sure you are eating the right foods like fruits and vegetables. Keep away from high fatty foods that are no good for you like cookies and cakes. Do not eat too much salt and butter as these foods are bad for you if eaten in excess. Make sure you get all of your vitamins so you are giving your body the nutrients it needs. Pick a diet for yourself that you like and make a plan to stick to it. Write it down on paper so you can keep track. Measure your calorie intake and make proper adjustments.
Muscle building and losing weight:
If you are trying to build muscle then you want to have a clear goal of what you are trying to accomplish. Check to see what your limitations are and work to build yourself up slowly. If you need the help of a trained professional then get one so you don’t hurt yourself. If you are trying to lose weight then know that you are going to have to lower your calorie intake and do various fat burning exercises. You will have to monitor yourself closely so that you stay on course.
There are many guides in your public library or on the internet that will help you chose which workout routine is right for you, the various ways to work your body out and diets you may want to try. Just begin slowly, monitor your progress, and work your way up with your new fitness routine.