Getting Ready to Join a Gym

October 20, 2014

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If you haven’t been to the gym in a long time, or even at all, then there are some things you should probably do for yourself first before rushing off to hit the weights.

A gym is a serious place. There are loads of machines and weights each designed to perform a specific function, not to mention all the gym rats that you swear never leave staring at you as you make your way in.

To that effect, it is probably a good idea to perform a “tune-up” on yourself before striking out on your own. By following a very simple exercise and diet plan for two weeks, you will be in basic shape to start your weight loss.

Getting Started

Getting your muscles used to strenuous activity again is important, but that doesn’t mean rushing out and trying to tow a truck with your legs. It simply means that you have to keep your body moving every day, even a little at a time.

You are combating what is probably a lifetime of a sedentary lifestyle; overcoming that is going to take time.

There are only 2 exercise routines to follow while getting ready. The first is a simple 15 minute walk or jog wherever you please.

After your walk, a few sets of pushups and sit ups will complete your day. The second routine consists of a lot of stretches and basic exercises, like more pushups, lunges (without weight), and crunches.

For the stretches, make sure you stretch all of your limbs, including your neck.

Watch What you Eat

As for the diet, it is pretty simple. Try to cut out as much sugar and processed food as you can. Make sure to introduce plenty of greens into your diet, and stick with lean meat like chicken or turkey for protein. Also, try to eat smaller portions, but more often. If you are stuck in a 3-a-day meal plan then the chances of over- or under-balancing a meal is higher.

Last but not least, if you think you drink enough water, then drink more. The recommended amount per day is between 8 and 10 servings of water. If you stay hydrated, eat smart, and alternate between those 2 exercise routines every other day, then you are well on your way to the gym.


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