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A Beginners Guide to Getting Started At The Gym

Last updated: May 21, 2022

The gym can be an intimidating place for beginners. It's important to stay active, but there are so many strange machines, and everyone else seems to know what they're doing. But don't worry, we're here to help you get started.

In this article, we'll discuss:

Keep reading for everything you need to know about getting started at the gym.

Weightlifting Tips

If you're new to weightlifting, it's important to start slow and focus on keeping good form. Using proper form will help you avoid injury and get the most out of your workout.

Start with lighter weights and increase the amount you lift gradually over the course of weeks and months. Remember to focus on form over how much weight you're lifting.

Also, be sure to breathe correctly while lifting--exhale on the effort (the part of the lift where you exert the most force) and inhale on the release. Use a full range of motion--don't cheat your reps by not lowering the weight all the way.

How to Rack Pull

Rack pulling is a type of deadlift that helps strengthen your back and improve your posture.

Here's how to do it:

  1. Set the barbell at hip level on the power rack.
  2. Position yourself so that your feet are under the barbell and your shins are touching the bar.
  3. Bend your knees and hips to lower your body down to the bar.
  4. Grab the bar with an overhand grip. Your hands should be about shoulder-width apart.
  5. Brace your core and lift the bar, keeping it close to your body as you stand up.
  6. Reverse the motion and lower the bar back down to the starting position.
  7. Repeat for 8-10 reps.

How to Do a Squat

Squats are an excellent exercise for strengthening your lower body, and everyone who wants to become serious about lifting should learn how to do them.

Here's a quick guide on how to perform a proper squat:

  1. Step under the bar and position it across your shoulders.
  2. Grip the bar with your hands shoulder-width apart.
  3. Step away from the rack and position your feet shoulder-width apart.
  4. Bend your knees and hips to lower your body down into a squat.
  5. Keep your chest up and core engaged as you lower down.
  6. Drive through your heels to stand back up.
  7. Repeat for 8-10 reps.

How to Do a Bench Press

bench pressThe bench press is a fantastic exercise for developing upper-body strength. Here's how to do it:

  1. Lie down on a flat bench and position the barbell above your chest.
  2. Grab the bar with your hands shoulder-width apart.
  3. Brace your core and lower the bar down to your chest.
  4. Pause for a moment and then press the bar back up to the starting position.
  5. Repeat for 8-10 reps.

Body Blades Exercises

Bodyblades use rapid contraction technology (RCT) to provide a safe, effective workout.

Here are a few exercises you can do with Bodyblades:

  • Chest press: Start in a standing position with the blades in your hands. Bring the blades together in front of your chest and press them outwards.
  • Overhead press: Start in a standing position with the blades in your hands. Bring the blades together overhead and then press them outwards.
  • Lunges: Start in a standing position with the blades in your hands. Step forward into a lunge position and then press the blades outwards.

Cardio Tips

In addition to lifting weights, you should also focus on getting some cardio in to help improve your overall fitness.

When first starting out, go slow and gradually increase the intensity of your workouts. Choose an activity that you enjoy and will stick with long-term, and don't forget to mix things up to keep your workouts interesting.

Some great cardio activities include running, biking, swimming, and rowing.

How to Use Stairmaster

The Stairmaster is a great way to get in some cardio and work on your leg muscles simultaneously. Here's how to use it:

  1. Adjust the settings on the machine to your desired level of intensity.
  2. Stand on the treadmill stairs and grip the handrails.
  3. Start climbing and continue at a steady pace.
  4. If you need to rest, hold on to the handrails and slow your pace until you're ready to start again.
  5. When you're done, press the stop button and dismount the machine.

How to Use a Row Machine

Rowing is an easy way to do cardio exercise while simultaneously working your upper and lower body. Here's how to use a row machine:

  1. Sit down on the machine and strap your feet in.
  2. Select your desired resistance level.
  3. Grab the handles and begin rowing.
  4. Keep your back straight and avoid arching it as you row.
  5. Focus on using your legs to drive the movement and your arms to guide the handles.
  6. When you're done, let the machine's moving parts come to rest before releasing your feet.

FAQs

How to do 100 pushups in a row?

One hundred pushups in a row is not an easy task, especially for beginners. You will need to build up your strength and endurance to accomplish this goal.

Start by doing as many pushups as you can. Once you reach failure, rest for a few seconds and try again. Slowly increase the number of pushups you do each week. Keep at it, and eventually, you'll be able to do 100 pushups in a row!

How much is a mile on a treadmill?

A mile on a treadmill is the same as a mile anywhere else. The distance is not affected by the treadmill.

How long will it take me to see results?

This depends on your starting point and your goals. If you're starting from scratch, it will probably take a few months of consistent training before you start seeing results. However, if you're already in good shape and are just looking to improve your performance, you may see results in a matter of weeks.

 


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