Alright so you have decided to start working out, however you don’t know what type of exercises you should do, routine you should follow and time to work out. Well you are in luck. I will provide you with some helpful info on just where to get started.
When to work out?
The first thing is, you have to figure out when you should be working out. Read a previous article by CLICKING HERE on the best workout times and see where you stand. I cannot stress enough no matter what you choose just make sure you workout and you are consistent, that is key.
Simpler Is Better
As you start working out you will see some gains you can be sure of that. You should however follow a few basic exercises so that you can build a good solid foundation. I personally would stay away from shaping exercises in the beginning as you try to build some mass. It is a complete waste of time doing these, unless you are not a beginner, and if you weren’t a beginner you wouldn’t be reading this. With that being said shaping will come later down the road, just not yet.
Whole Body Workouts
As you start your mission on Getting Big you first must get fully acquainted with the many items in the gym. In a previous post (HERE) I touched on how machines have their place. Don’t rely on these, huge mistake. Rather then focusing on them work your way towards them. Like shaping exercises these will have a place in your workouts, just not yet. I would start your work out regime with a full body type workout or a upper and lower routine. By doing this you will be able to try many different exercises each day and you will learn how to properly do the exercises as the weeks progress. Rest periods can range anywhere from 30 secs up to 2 minutes. Since you are new focus on getting comfortable and as the comfort comes you will lower your rest times.
You Want Mass!!!
Start your initial training by working out (lifting weights)3 days a week. This will allow your body the necessary rebuilding and recovery time it needs and also will help you get into the groove of things. If you want to throw some cardio in there or do some cardio on the off days that’s fine but for weightlifting stick to 3 days. For your upper portion of the workouts stick to exercises like Barbell curls, Bench Press (Incline and Flat), Military Press, Close Grip Bench, Pull Ups and even Dead Lifts. You can use the variations of these few exercises with dumbbells however using the Barbell I find was the greatest way for me to start. It worked for me it may just work for you.
So what about the lower body?
The lower body is where it gets tricky. I know I said stay away from machines however legs is where they can be used in the initial start up for working out. The main exercises you should focus on for legs are Barbell Squats, Barbell Lunges and Machine Hack Squat/Leg Presses. You could use other machines for working out the Hamstrings and Quads but first start with these few exercises to build a foundation. Once the foundation is strong then we can build on top of that.
Great Start. I need some more help though!!
If you still need a little guidance Email us. Please. We can help you with anything you would like. While we are not certified trainers or doctors, we have used many routines and exercises to build our foundation. As we grow bigger which is hard for us, we find better ways to improve and we want to help you. The main thing for someone who is starting out is to stay positive and keep the ego in check. As a beginner you will not be benching 315 pounds, won’t be squatting 500 pounds and won’t be doing weighted pull ups with 2X45 pound plates at your hip. We all start somewhere and atleast you have chossen to start improving your life now. The weights will increase as your grow.
Give it 6 weeks
So for the next six weeks try these exercises and focus on learning proper form and technique. After the six weeks you can start incorporating other exercises that will stimulate other muscles and more growth. Build up the foundation and ready yourself for some explosive growth in the weeks to come. It won’t be easy but it will be fun. Click Here, for one of our ways of getting motivated. While you are here don’t forget to subribe for our instant updates. Just beacsue you know the basics for exercises there are still other areas as a beginner you will need more knoweledge on. We will provide it, so subcribe so you don’t miss it.
Working out is fun and benificial towards your life. Always stay positive and belive in yourself. The feeling you will get after a great workout is unbeleivable. Once you to start having these feelings you won’t want them to stop.
Train Hard and GET BIG!!!!!
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Please consult a doctor before doing any sort of weight training or exercises routine. We are not personal trainers or doctors and suggest you ask a professional first.
Alight so you have decided to finally start working out have you? You want to hit the gym to lose some weight, gain some muscle, stay healthy or see just how strong you can get, that’s great. But where the heck do you start? If you have no idea you have actually come to the right place. Over the next weeks we will be giving you a simple break down on some of the more important things you should be doing not only in the gym, but at home.
Anyone in this world can lift weights. Believe it or not that’s the easy part. Staying motivated and getting to the gym, can at times be harder than doing your workout. I know for me at times I have this issue. Yes, sometimes I don’t want to workout, that’s why I need motivation. Motivation can come in many forms, you just have to find it.
Actually that’s still not the most important part about working out. The most absolute important part of getting in shape, losing weight, gaining muscle, ANYTHING is NUTRITION. Nutrition is hands down the most important part PERIOD. To me it makes up about 70% on the importance scale. I am not going to get into to much here but trust me when I tell you this its extremely important.
Another thing that is important is supplements. Depending on what your goals are, supplements can help you achieve them. Obviously, if you want to lose weight you aren’t going to go on a weight gainer supplement and vice versa. Supplements, while important does not mean that you should neglect your nutrition, supplements do not replace proper nutrition EVER. You should include supplements in your daily regime after your nutrition plan is all set.
So here you have it the main important aspects of hitting the gym. Nutrition, Supplements, Workout Regime and Motivation. We will break down each of these in the following weeks and give you simple guidance and tips that have helped us succeed in reaching our goals. We have already gone through the beginner stage of working out and have already made the mistakes that many beginners do. We will help you, guide you so you don’t make those mistakes. With the information we will share with you, you will see results in half the time then you would have if we didn’t share this information with you.
You could always go to a gym, get a membership and get yourself a personal trainer and pay out your nose for it because they say you need it, but who wants to do that? I sure don’t, I like saving my money for more important things. Just stick with us and sign up for our instant updates and we will help and teach you the important things free of charge. Who doesn’t like free stuff??? Lets get training and reach our goals together.