Jumpstart Your Fitness Journey: Essential Tips for Beginners
I've had numerous discussions with individuals looking to start their fitness journey. We often talk about the overwhelming feeling that occurs when trying to establish a regular workout routine. This overwhelm sets in when you consider the various exercises to perform, diets to adopt, and finding the ideal workout split. In my opinion, the philosophy should be simple when starting out: focus on consistency. While some people like to analyze this in great detail, I prefer to keep it simple and focus on one thing: consistency. If you're starting your journey to develop your best physique, read this blog, and I promise it will help you approach this challenge with a better mindset. You're not alone; it's undoubtedly challenging, but there's no need for fear. Remember, slow and steady wins the race. Now, let's buckle in and start training for a marathon.
When starting out, it's important to gain confidence in the exercises you're performing. You should carry out the workouts that you are familiar with and gradually introduce new exercises into your routine. Being in the gym itself signifies growth, so there's no need to worry about having the perfect workout routine. I've discovered a helpful life hack that boosts your confidence while expanding your range of exercises. It’s simple; perform one new exercise per week. Think about it, in one year, you will have learned 52 new exercises. In terms of your exercises, it’s important that you mentally or physically track your weight for each exercise. This will make your progress evident and allow the grind to become a motivational trip. Once you witness results, working out will become your new addiction.
Most think that a diet is important when beginning your workout journey. Well, this is partially true, as we all have different physiques, but for most of us, this should act as the little cherry on top for maximizing your performance. Throughout my journey, it took me two years to regularly stick to my protein intake. In the meanwhile, I received great results and could enjoy a more forgiving lifestyle. Our main focus in the early stages is to maintain consistency in going to the gym. Dieting is unnecessary at this stage; just focus on maintaining a healthy diet. I recommend limiting the frequency of eating out, and when you do, opt for a healthier choice like Chipotle.
At the start of your fitness journey, it’s pretty impressive to go to the gym three days a week, especially for an extended period of time. With that being said, if I went to the gym three days a week, I would perform this workout split; Push, Pull, Legs. For each workout, I recommend you perform at least six exercises, with four sets and ten reps per set. Push, targets chest, triceps, and shoulders. Pull, targets back, biceps, and forearms. While legs, targets glutes, quadriceps, hamstrings, and calves. I'll be sharing a push-pull-legs workout routine via my Instagram Story in the coming week. Stay tuned as you may want to implement this into your workout routine. I’ll show you the workout routine I implement when I only have the time to go to the gym three days within the week.
I hope this blog offers you some guidance when you don't meet your own expectations as you tackle your fitness journey. Remember to track your progress and only focus on consistently making it to the gym. This will take you very far, then you can begin to implement a diet and new exercises. If you work out at least three days a week for more than six months, I promise you'll achieve fitness. Once you're fit, you won't look back. It's a lifestyle and a journey, not a grind.