One of the best things you can do for yourself is regular physical exercises. The first steps that you take towards building a healthy body and mind has to keep you motivated throughout the time. It is often easy to get confused considering the diverse equipment at the gym, as in where to begin. One is often intimidated by the level of commitment that is needed to continue a fitness regimen. These simple steps will help you in going about starting work out practice and sticking through it
1. Get your basics right. We come across sparkly equipment and are tempted to try out everything right away. But the very first thing to be done is a warm up session. Some of them that you can try include:
a. Stretches: An arm stretch to warm up your muscles – Cross an arm in front of the chest and hold it for 5 – 10 seconds. Do four repetitions on each side.
b. Torso Twist: By standing and retaining static legs, rotate your torso left and right, 10 times each side.
c. Quad Stretch: Stand up straight and fold up your leg towards your back. Take the aid of arms in stretching the foot, 5 times each side.
d. Body-weight squats: With inert feet, shoulder width apart, stand up straight with crossed arms on your shoulder. Bend your knees to lower yourself until your thighs are parallel to the floor. Come back to the original position and take the help of your feet to push you back to the starting point.
2. Beginner Cardio workouts: The treadmill and stationary bike are perfect choices for newbies to start out easy. As of the treadmill, do a moderate paced walking (about 5 – 7 km/hr) for about 15 – 20 mins. Cool down intermittently by slowing down the pace each minute. As of a stationary bike, warm up for 5 minutes at a comfortable pace in low resistance. Work out intensely for a 2 minute time frame with a 3 minute exercise in your comfortable pace. Do it for a total of 15 – 20 minutes
3. Initial dumbbell exercises: Take your workout sessions a step ahead by introducing weights in the regimen.
a. Lateral raise: With a dumbbell in each hand, lift the weights out, laterally parallel to the floor. Come back to the initial position and repeat it at your comfortable pace.
b. Biceps curl: Hold a pair of dumbbells in your front with fists curls facing out. Curl the arms towards your shoulder and back to square one again.
c. Anterior raise: With a dumbbell in each hand, lift the weights forward infront of you, with your arms stretched perpendicular to your body and then back to the start.
These are some of the initial workout regimens that can be followed through for a perfect beginning of a gym routine.
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