6 strength training tips for beginners - JUST THE TIP TUESDAY!

Strength Training, if done effectively, offers amazing benefits including bigger muscles (don’t worry ladies, not the bulky type), desired physique, boosted resting metabolism, strong bones and much more. However, strength training is much more than just grabbing some dumbbells. 

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So, before you start your strength training, check out the following ways to get started on the right foot:

1. Strength training requires having a plan:

Planning your training is very important. You should plan your training according to your biology, age, goals, diet, free time, etc. Develop a plan that is specific to your body, schedule and lifestyle. There is no point planning something which you can’t implement. This will simply lead to you feeling like you “failed” and can be extremely discouraging.

2. Focus On Technique:

This is crucial. You need to devote a considerable amount of time to learn and focus on the technique of doing a particular exercise. To get the best results and ensure a safe workout regime, it is important to use proper technique or you run the risk of injury.

3. Be The Student:

It takes just a few moments to do some research to know more about your body, how it works, what affects your metabolism, what can help you shred those extra pounds, how can you increase your muscle mass, etc. The more you know, the more will you be able to access what’s going in your body and how is it going to affect it. However, it can be overwhelming when you start to read and research so consider reaching out to someone who you consider to be the expert in this field and ask them a few questions!

4. Be Consistent with your strength training: 

Do you expect to start weight training today and see the results overnight? You are not alone, we all belong to the generation of obtaining instant gratification! But sadly, that’s not the case! However, Consistency is the key! Be consistent and don’t give up. You WILL see the results if you remain consistent. As you learn, grow and develop you will find it much easier to maintain and enjoy your consistent routine.

5. Shut Out The Noise: 

Clean your mind of outside noise. Your training requires your focus. Make sure you it gets your undivided attention! Just switch on your favorite music track and plug in the ear phones and there you go! If you don’t have a lot of time, read these tips on how to workout in a hurry so you can get the most bang for your buck during your workout.

6. Hire a strength training Coach:

Venturing into the strength training world can at first be confusing and overhwelming – especially if your goal is to be more fit and healthy. Being a beginner, doing everything yourself might lead you to improper posture or training form. Learn from the experience of knowledgeable mentors who can guide you with the best of the techniques. Hire a coach and make every effort to take the best advantage of his/her experience and expertise. Want to hire a coach? Here is the link to the best 8-week program loaded with tons of support for strength training.

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