Starting your fitness journey can become difficult to follow and carry on with lots of things to follow like diet plans, self-consciousness and motivation, and different workout plans. Overcoming these hurdles and working towards health is the best thing. There are a lot of questions, from workout clothes to diet and the workout itself, when it comes to fitness and workout especially for the beginners in on this track.
How to get started?
Watching tutorials and knowing about working out is different and actually starts to workout is a completely different game. Starting to do any workout can be intimidating. You can hire a personal trainer or get help from some professional that could even be your friend. Get to know the basics like muscle groups, proper workout techniques, etc.
I want to reduce weight what training should I do?
A combination of cardio, weight lifting, and resistance workouts make a complete workout strengthening your body and helping shed the pounds. While many people just focus on cardio workouts and exercises, but only cardio not enough. They sure do burn calories but it does not make you a fat-burning machine and you ignore the muscles. In simple words, you can say it is a slow process that would take too much time to make your workout trouser and pants feel loose, and the muscles get week too.
I want to build strength and muscle what training should I do?
A workout program that focuses on muscles and is designed according to your fitness level. Multi-joint movements exercises are very important and not to be missed.
A four-day-per-week training program is perfectly fine and suits most of the beginners. In this way, you can divide your muscle groups and work on them properly once a week with proper and sufficient rest periods in between. I suggest starting with major muscles with three sets of about four to five exercises. Then working on smaller muscles with smaller muscle groups with three sets of about three to four exercises. Your back, quads, chest, and shoulders are larger muscles while biceps, triceps, traps, abs, forearms, and calves are considered as smaller muscle groups.
How often should I be working out?
How often should I be working out depends on your level, fitness goals and how much time can you give to exercise. If you have a very demanding job or hectic busy routine it would be difficult to dedicate to a workout. Keeping these things in mind the number of times you should be hitting the gym is different. Working out at least 3 and at most 5 times a week is good. Again, if you go to the gym less you would have to be patient when it comes to achieving your goals. You can start with three sessions per week and then add when possible.
How many hours should I give to a workout?
This again depends on your fitness goals, level, time, and your convenience. For instance, for some an hour-long workout for three to four days a week is good while for other people working out just half an hour for four to five days a week is more convenient. Focus on your workout while you are on it. Forget the phone, wandering here and there, admiring your body in your favorite shirt and shorts, flexing in the mirror, and chattering either you are up for an hour-long or 20-minute workout.
How long should be rest periods?
Rest periods depend on your goals, fitness level, workouts, and intensity. Keep in mind, if you want to burn fat and increase endurance take short rest periods of about 50 seconds. Keep your heart rate elevated moving quickly from set to set.
When can I take supplements?
As beginners, your focus should be a balanced diet, proper form, good workouts, and sufficient rest. Do not start a supplement routine just yet. I suggest you may think of including a few supplements into the routine after tough 6-12 months of training.
When should I take a post-workout protein?
Is there a short window to consume post-workout protein, if so, then why? The muscles are most hungry for protein the first hour after the workout. Proteins and carbs sent to because during this time damaged muscles will be healed quickly and readily. This means better recovery and growth meaning better results. Thus, it is better to take your post-workout protein within this hour. However, the body will still repair those muscles after this time but results might be slow.
I hope this will answer most of your questions. Here I have tried to answer the questions that are very common but mostly. If you have any more question you can hit us up with a query. Until then, have safe workouts and don’t give up.