Sometimes, getting yourself to the gym is a challenge in and of itself, and many of us are unsure of what to do or focus on once we get there. There are a few things to remember when working out, and one of the best ways to begin is to categorize your days.
Cardio is the best way to begin every workout. Getting the blood flowing throughout the body is not only beneficial to warm up your muscles, but it also improves your overall mood. Getting to the gym and beginning with a cardio warmup will release endorphins and improve your overall health. Starting at the treadmill or the elliptical for a 10 minutes warm-up is a great way to start to a workout.
Core exercises are those that involve your torso. Some of the most common core exercises are planks, sit-ups, and crunches. Doing a few core exercises every day at the beginning of a workout as a warm-up is highly recommend. Your balance and strength begin at your core ensuring a strong and stable core should be your priority before moving on to any other exercises or body parts.
Upper body exercises include pull-ups, push-ups, chest presses, arm raises, and any other exercises that include your arms. Setting personal goals for yourself is important. Always remember that doing three repetitions correctly is better than doing ten incorrectly to maximize your workouts, strengthening, and muscular health.
Lower body exercises include anything from the waist down. Squats, lunges, step-ups, and leg extensions are all examples of lower body exercises. Make sure that your body is fully awake, aware, and ready before you begin any heavy or strenuous lifting to avoid injuries. Body alignment, especially during lower body exercises, is extremely important.
Setting goals for yourself while training makes the task a lot easier and helps you maintain attainable goals. PumpFit Club has all the information and tools you need for you to succeed in your fitness challenges. Our extensive exercise index gives you something different to try every day of the week. Contact us today to begin your new workout schedule and classes.