When you start your workout with the basics at the back of your head, you are likely to succeed. It takes courage to get out of your comfort zone and join the gym when every other person seems to be better enlightened on what to do for a great outcome. Remember that you will be afraid, anxious and feel overwhelmed with emotions on the first day and after that, it gets better. Do not set unrealistic goals because you will be highly disappointed when you do not achieve them.
You need to make working out a habit so that you can get to your goals. You should be consistent in working out for your mind and even body to react to the changes. Beginners should ensure they go to the gym at least 3 to 4 times in a week. It is possible to work out at home as long as you ensure you exercise for 150 minutes or more every week. Healthy workout habits take time to accomplish and you should expect to fall behind on such from time to time as a beginner but remember not to quitting.
There is nothing wrong with observing other people in action as you learn but be wary about copying people who are practicing the wrong thing. Lifting weights should be part of your exercise but do not bite more than you can handle especially during your novice days. The first step in lifting should be the isolation of muscles and selection of the right techniques, exercises and even angles in building them as well as toning. Muscle growth will be maximum if you contract more during the lifts. Do not use the hips in moving weights but squeeze your muscle in order to stimulate them.
Be wary of taking advice from online articles or magazines without trying to understand the authenticity of the information. You will not benefit yourself in any way if you concentrate on a certain workout hoping to get results on a specific muscle. Compound lifts are the best in workouts and they include shoulder presses, lunge, squat, bench presses, bent-over row and even deadlift. You should not compromise your spine when it comes to working out. It is better to maintain a perfect posture than getting to your target. The best posture is to have the neck and head in neutral position with the back slightly arched and the chest up. For a healthy spine, you need a strong core. If you have a weak core, the same goes for your spine. You can witness body and mind transformation in 2 months once you apply these techniques.