The fitness industry is ever-changing, overwhelming and an eclectic mix of contradicting theories and confusing dualities.
No wonder most people looking to get into better shape become discouraged at the first sign of adversity.
Trying to climb the mountain of information with little more than a few ideas is like trying to scale Mount Everest with only a pickax while wearing a light layer of clothing.
Sure, you may climb that mountain to great heights, but how far can you truly go with few tools and a bit of determination?
The journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
Building a Solid Foundation
Stripping down all the extra layers, I can take one exercise at a time, show it’s most basic form, then progressively get harder every week after.
Then everyone can enjoy an exercise from start to finish and challenge themselves.
If an exercise is too basic, then try to see how many you can do without resting.
However, if the exercise is a challenge, continue to use it in your workout until you have mastered it.
If the exercise is just right, then try the next hardest version.
Tips on Fitness for Beginners
A few guidelines to remember when performing the exercise:
- Breathe out on exertion, breathe in on the opposite movement.
- Never sacrifice form for bragging rights. Just because you completed it poorly, does not mean you broke any world records. Believe me, it’s all been done before.
- When in doubt, try it out. You may surprise yourself on what you can accomplish.
- If you can do it, prove it. I’m a big proponent for high repetition exercises. Try 100 repetitions and if you are successful, please share!
- You will know when you are ready to move forward if you can easily complete one exercise many times but have difficulty completing the next progression in the series.
Other Thoughts on Exercises and Home Workout Plans
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You should consult a qualified medical professional before starting this or any other health & fitness program. As with any exercise or diet program, if at any time you experience any discomfort, pain or duress of any sort, stop immediately and consult your physician. The creators, producers, participants, advertisers and distributors of this program disclaim any liabilities or losses in connection with the exercises or advice herein. Any equipment or workout area that is used should be thoroughly inspected as free of danger, flaw or compromise, ahead of use and the user assumes all responsibility when performing any movements contained in this blog.
While my greatest passions are health & fitness, writing and reading, I also love to spend time traveling with my wife, watching pro wrestling and playing guitar. I currently reside in Columbus, Ohio, with my wife, Kelli, and our rescue cat, Izzie.