Know What Is The First Thing To Do In A Gym And Other Tips For Beginners
If it is your first day in a gym, then you need to be extra careful about your exercise regimen. First, you should understand the right forms of various exercises, and second, start with light activities so you don’t harm your body and lose interest.
Here’re five tips for beginners or those returning to the gym after a long break due to personal reasons or injury
- Set your breathing right
Get hold of your breath before exercising. The breathing process has to be normal. For example, breathe in through your nose and breathe out through your mouth.
- Push-ups or high planks
Keep your wrist and shoulders in line when doing push-ups or high planks. Also, make sure that you aren’t looking at your face while doing these exercises.
- Modify exercises according to your suitability
There is little need to stretch out to perform exercises in the right manner when you need some time to learn the right form. For example, take push-ups that you can start with your knees first to avoid overstretching but keep learning and practicing the right form of push-ups.
- Focus on learning the right form of exercising
Physical activity becomes an exercise when performed in a specific form that is the right form of that activity. And it is especially important for beginners that often do high-intensity exercises without understanding the right forms of those activities.
- Maintain your pace
In a gym, you exercise with peers but there’s little need to race with others or chase a fitness goal when you need to stretch out your pace to match others in speed. Squats, lunges, knee planks, knee push-ups, and alternating bent-leg lowers are activities you can do without any equipment and at your own pace.
Disclaimer: Exercises should be performed under the guidance and observation of an experienced trainer.