When I started my fit journey, I didn’t even touch the weights. All I did was jump on the treadmill or get out on the road to run. I was so embarrassed to go into the gym because I thought I was so weak, couldn’t lift heavy weights and I thought everyone would be looking at me. Starting out, I didn’t build a solid foundation and I don’t want you to make the same mistake I did. So today we are going to talk about building your fit foundation.
I didn’t know what the heck to do. I grabbed some weights and I did whatever I saw on Google for 3 sets of 10. I wanted no one to look at me so I did as little as possible when I did try to go to the gym and I got out of there as soon as I could.
I wasn’t getting results. Who knew there was an actual science behind it, I thought you just did an exercise if you want that part of your body to look good. Building a foundation doesn’t come quick. Just like building your dream home, you need a team of experts and professionals who know what they are doing to build a solid grand plan and then start from the very beginning to build that foundation.
The foundation is your main lifts or your “traditional” lifts. These exercises are the main ones you need to focus on first before adding weights and before doing all that fun stuff you see on Instagram. I know it may seem boring but it’s crucial. You don’t want to get injured right? You want results quick right? Getting these following exercises down before adding weight is what you need to do before moving on so you don’t risk getting injuries. Master the squat, perfect that form and then begin to add weight as you gain experience with that exercise. Do the same with deadlifts, rows, push ups and presses. Your main lifts such as a squats and shoulder presses are multi-joint, compound exercises which means they use more than one muscle. By using more than one muscle they use a lot more energy so put these exercises at the beginning of your workout to be sure you have the most strength and energy.
Once you pick your main lifts for the day you can then chose more single-jointed, isolated exercises such as glute kickbacks, bicep curls, leg extensions, tricep pull downs or any of those fun banded exercises you see on Instagram.
Working out this way is super smart especially if you are just starting out. I know a lot of you want to jump the gun because you just want those killer guns but taking a step back and focusing on what’s important is crucial for growing and having life long success in your fitness journey.
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