Tips on starting a new routine?

  • Emani

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    Jan 07, 2015 7:48 PM GMT
    Hi guys I'm here asking for any tips you all may have on starting a new gym routine. I haven't been to the gym in a wile and want to get back. The last couple of times I've been I went straight to the pool/hot tube area but I want to start working out but it seems like such a chore. I want to start the RJ strength foundation workout but I just cant seem to be motivated. Please help!
  • Destinharbor

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    Jan 07, 2015 9:54 PM GMT
    How many days/week to plan on going to the gym? Can you devote 1 1/2 hours to it?
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    Jan 08, 2015 3:56 PM GMT
    Don't over do it at first. My close friend is a yoga instructor. Many people wear themselves out before they can get themselves in a new routine.

    You should enjoy your time at what you're doing.
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    Jan 08, 2015 10:14 PM GMT
    First off, nail down what you're hoping to achieve. Just a vague feeling that you want to start working out isn't very motivating. Set yourself some kind of target, write it down, and it'll help focus you on the things you're doing. It doesn't actually matter much what kind of goal it is, just so long as you have one.

    And then start a routine at as easy a weight as you can. Sticking to working out and making progress is a long term business. It's worth spending the first couple of weeks just getting used to finding and spending time moving weights without it being tiring or painful. After that the details depend on the routine, but if you add a little weight, or do an extra rep, then you're making progress. If you rush, start missing reps, burn out, get injured or just quit - you're not making progress.

    Commit to something long enough and you'll see the improvement.
  • Emani

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    Jan 11, 2015 7:47 PM GMT
    ick_e saidDon't over do it at first. My close friend is a yoga instructor. Many people wear themselves out before they can get themselves in a new routine.

    You should enjoy your time at what you're doing.


    Thanks
  • Emani

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    Jan 11, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    Danny_1M saidFirst off, nail down what you're hoping to achieve. Just a vague feeling that you want to start working out isn't very motivating. Set yourself some kind of target, write it down, and it'll help focus you on the things you're doing. It doesn't actually matter much what kind of goal it is, just so long as you have one.

    And then start a routine at as easy a weight as you can. Sticking to working out and making progress is a long term business. It's worth spending the first couple of weeks just getting used to finding and spending time moving weights without it being tiring or painful. After that the details depend on the routine, but if you add a little weight, or do an extra rep, then you're making progress. If you rush, start missing reps, burn out, get injured or just quit - you're not making progress.

    Commit to something long enough and you'll see the improvement.


    Thanks, this is very helpful. My goal is to lose fat and gain muscle.