Getting Started on Weight Training this SummerJuly 5, 2022
Now, summer is a great time to try new things. With that being said, I want to share some tips on how to start lifting weights as a beginner. Honestly, just get it started. Execution is the biggest thing. I feel like many people do research on some sort of lifting strategy but develop cold feet getting to the gym. To combat this, I recommend assistance.
The most important in weight training is form. You can watch all the videos you want on form for every exercise, but until there is execution, it will be difficult to get going. Therefore, entering the gym with a knowledge friend or speaking with personal trainer will be important with this execution. Here is the thing, when I see beginners go to the gym, they pick random machines without any guidance.
Lastly, start with the basic movements. I feel like people like to jump into the crazy complex movements, but mastering the squat, mastering the lunge, and starting to do some pushups are great fundamental steps. Along with learning form, sticking to your basic movements will help provide a strong foundation for the start of your weight training fitness. If you do not know your basics, reach out to a fitness professional, so you can learn proper technique early. I run into many people who reached out to a fitness professional way too late. When this happens, the first few sessions are spent CORRECTING bad form that has become a habit.