A Gym Newbie? Awesome! Learn Everything You Ought To Know

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Gym Newbie (Picture: Triyo Fitness)

There are several very different pieces of equipment in the gym. Learning to use them all correctly can seem overwhelming to the newbie. You might even be slightly uncomfortable with so many eyes looking at you as you are figuring out the way round those complicated machines.

This is one of the reasons we have put together this guide to help you understand all you should know as a gym newbie. So, without further ado, let’s get started.

BEFORE YOUR FIRST DAY AT THE GYM

The things you do before you step into the gym are as important as what you do there. Here are a few things you should consider before your first training session at the gym:

HEALTH CHECK

Gyms are equipped with both the machines and instructors that can help you realize your fitness and health objectives. However, you must disclose any underlying health concerns or issues to your trainer. This will help them prepare uniquely crafted routines that will help you realize your fitness objectives — without risking your overall health. Want to learn more about gym health requirements and steroids pills for bodybuilding?

ENROLL FOR A FITNESS CENTER INDUCTION

This is a crucial step if you feel yourself becoming excessively anxious as your first workout session at the gym draws closer. A gym or fitness center induction is simply a quick tour of the gym and its equipment. In this tour, you will learn about the types of equipment and how to use them correctly. You will also learn about gym etiquette, prepping you mentally for your first exercise session.

PLANNING AHEAD

Most people prefer training in the morning as it helps in relieving stress and energizing them during the day. However, studying your circadian rhythm will help you figure out the perfect time for your exercise.

Here are a few things you should plan for before hitting the fitness center:

INCORPORATING YOUR WORKOUT INTO YOUR DAILY ROUTINE

Understanding your circadian rhythm aids you in figuring out the perfect time to exercise. It helps you understand the times of the day that you are typically active or inactive. If you see yourself always active in the morning, you should consider hitting the fitness center before stepping out for the day’s tasks.

YOUR TRAINING WEAR

Your preferred training outfit will determine how well you can perform your movements and how comfortable you will be while exercising. Your gym bag should include:

  • Training gear (don’t wear replica shirts or denim)
  • Training shoes — preferably sturdy trainers
  • Sweat Towel and shower towel
  • Water bottle Snacks

BASIC GYM EQUIPMENT GUIDE

Your fitness center induction will only teach you how to use the gym’s equipment. However, knowing what the purpose of each piece of equipment will help you plan your workout session towards achieving your fitness goals. Here are a few of them:

CARDIO EQUIPMENT

Treadmills, elliptical and rowing equipment, etc. are examples of cardio machines. They are best suited for weight-loss, and lung and heart-strengthening routines.

RESISTANCE EQUIPMENT

The chin-up machine and cable machine are examples of resistance equipment. They help tone the muscles and enhance body mass and strength.

BOTTOM LINE

Being a fitness center newbie doesn’t have to be overwhelming. All that is required is the right knowledge about your fitness center and the machines it has.

(Image: Triyo Fitness)

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