Beginners Workout Tips – Time To Take Control Of Your Fitness
The purpose of this beginners workout tips article is to help you focus on getting started and having fun! Everyone knows diet and exercise are good for your body. Bottom line is if your not having fun, you will not stick with any workout plan. The good news is there are plenty of ways to make exercise fun and something you can enjoy and look forward to doing. I know when I started playing tennis at 41 it was one of the best choices I ever made. You are never too old to compete, your level of competition drops with age but so what. You can still have the mental edge to compete at any age, you just have to get off your butt and do it! The following beginners workout tips will put you on the right track to all of your fitness goals. This article is for exercise ideas, for diet read here.
Pick A Sport – Any Sport
I’m not saying run out and start playing a sport. If you are overweight or just getting back into exercising, the last thing you should do is start competing. However, at this stage, you should write a goal or two of the sport you would like to start competing. This is good mentally to get you wanting to exercise. Once you have a sport in mind, Google local events or tournaments then make time during the weekend to go watch people in your age range compete. This will give you a good idea of the fitness level you need to make. Plus it will get the juices flowing and make you realize you don’t have an all-star athlete to compete and have fun!
Now Is The Time To Take Action
You’ve done your research and decided what sport you will be competing. Now it’s time to start getting your body ready! If your already in shape and ready to start playing, take some lessons. Private lessons are expensive so if you cannot afford them, contact your local parks and rec department. Many have free or extremely low-cost lessons. You can also look for a partner by going on Craigslist. You need to realize you are not alone. There are plenty of people just like you that are getting into a new sport everyday. The sport you have chosen! You can also put go to http://www.meetup.com, put in you local city and sport to find opportunities.
Set Realistic Goals
One of the most important things I can tell you in this beginners workout tips is to not set the barometer too high. Be realistic with what you are trying to do. For example, if your goal is to run a marathon, set a series of smaller goals like running a 3k, then 5k then a half until you get to the full marathon. For me with tennis the USTA site is awesome for getting into tennis), I googled learn tennis and found several different things I could do on my own to practice – free! I then went on craigslist and found someone to play so I could get an idea of my level. When we met I asked him questions before we started playing – where does he get games? How often does he play? Ever play any tournaments? What are the best ones? Play any leagues? The list can go on and on and applies for any sport. People love to help other people, all you have to do is ask.
Include Strength Training
I do not care what sport you decide to begin your fitness journey, strength training is a must. I have many articles posted on my website found in the reference box. for every range of people’s fitness. I have written a diet and fitness eBook that has more than enough tips to get you in shape for life. Email me, Rob@Got2manUp.com and I will send you a copy for free. You can strength exercise for as little as 20 minutes a day, 3 days a week. It is important you use good form and do not overdo your first few times at the gym to avoid injury. Anyone over 35 should consult their doctor before beginning a new exercise routine, especially women over 40 and men over 50.
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