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7 Tips to Start Going to the Gym

Today we Bring you Some Tips to Start your Gym Life in the Best Way.

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LatinAmerican Post| Juan Manuel Londoño

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We all know the many physical and mental health benefits of going to the gym. However, when starting the routine of going to exercise, sometimes we face barriers that can hinder our enjoyment of this space. For this reason, today, we want to bring you some tips that you can use when you start going to the gym.

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Focus on the movement, not the weight

One mistake many beginners make when they first hit the gym is trying to lift as much weight as possible on each exercise. Not only can this hurt you, but it can also slow your progress because you're not exercising the muscle the right way. When you're starting out, it's best to focus on doing each rep with proper technique, no matter how light you're lifting. Once you can do the movement without overexerting yourself, you can add more weight.

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Look at your own progress

In a gym, there are multiple types of people who may have more or less difficulty performing an exercise than you. We don't all progress in the same way and, most importantly, focus on what you can do and what you can improve rather than trying to compare yourself to someone else's achievements. The key is to be patient and make exponential progress.

Don't go daily

Rests are not only essential to recover your physical fatigue, but also to allow muscle to grow. Instead of trying to go every day, try interspersing the days you work out with the days you rest.

Get a routine and stick to it

Doing exercises haphazardly can cause muscle imbalances that over time will not result in the balanced physique that is ideal for most people. Whether you search online or consult an expert, the ideal is to have an exercise routine that you can stick to and perform consistently.

Don't overexert yourself

The idea of going to the gym is to start a long process of improving your physical health, not to get immediate results. Doing long, demanding workouts to begin with will most likely lead to boredom and more fatigue than necessary, which could make you quit the gym. It's best to focus on short, doable routines to start with.

Know the best times to go to exercise

Although we know that for many it is impossible, the best times to go to a gym are between 10 and 12 in the morning, when there are fewer people. On the contrary, the worst hours are between 6 and 8 pm, when all the people who leave their jobs come to exercise.

Don't neglect your diet

Although you exercise, this does not mean that with only exercise, your body will change the way you want it. Maintaining a stable diet will help you see results faster.