Finally decided to get back in shape in the gym? Need some advice on how to do it? Read on. However, before embarking on any new fitness regime, discuss first with your physician.
A treadmill is a solid choice as a central machine around which to build your workout. As we all know, the benefit of cardiovascular training comes from sustaining an elevated heart rate, typically for 20 minutes. This takes discipline, and one way to get these benefits is to take a measured approach to treadmill training. The benefits of such training can be felt in as little as 2 weeks of effort, and will include increased stamina, which will aid as you add more features to your workout routine. One way to monitor your elevated heart rate is to use the Sunnto T4c watch or a Polar RS100 heart rate monitor to stay on top of your actual heart rate.
Another essential part of a good workout is strength training, and this brings to mind lifting weights. Although certain weights, like dumbbells, are useful to isolate certain muscle regions, care must be taken in selecting appropriate weights for each exercise. Muscles that strain under loads that are heavier than the ideal workout are prone to become injured, and healing such strained muscles takes time, and causes missed opportunities to maintain the workout regime.
Above all, one must commit themselves to the workout regime. Although our busy lives often create challenges to maintain the workout schedule, a firm commitment to the discipline of the workout brings the best results. Many gyms can be found that will allow one to fit a workout into their busy schedule. An alternative is to create a home workout that meets your fitness goals. Remember also to select a preferred time, day or night, to create a routine, such that the cyclic feature helps fortify your commitment. Finally, take a look at yourself at various intervals to help clarify the benefits of your hard work: the fruits of your labor are visible to both you and others.