Tips For Beginners

1. Find A Gym Buddy
Find a gym buddy. He or she doesn’t have to do the same workout as you or be your best friend. It’s more important to go with someone who has a similar daily schedule.

2.Keep A Record
Keep a log of your workouts and daily food intake. You can bring a weight-training journal to the gym or just use an app or notes on your phone. Some people like to take pictures of themselves every month. This can be used to visually keep track of how far you’ve come and what areas you want to focus on next.

3. Proper Diet
With out a proper diet you will never reach your physical goals. You have to make sure you do some research and try to see what works for you. There is no “one size fits all” diet. Everybody’s body is different and it should be treated like one. One thing I can tell you is that wether you are losing weight or especially gaining weight, protein is extremely essential. Protein is one of the main building blocks of muscle. 

4. Set Goals
Small steps. Keep in mind that it’s easier to implement a behavior and lifestyle change by doing it one step at a time. Set attainable goals that are realistic for your situation and body. Write down this goal in your workout log/journal, and once you’ve achieved it, write down your next goal.

5. Change Your Routine
Switch it up. After a certain period of doing the same workouts over and over again, your body will adapt to the routine and hit a plateau. Try to avoid this by basically throwing your body off-balance and keeping it from getting used to a certain routine. Mix in low-intensity days with high-intensity ones.

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