Have you been having a rough time determining the ideal workouts for a beginner to exercise? Don’t worry, this is a common, there are so many choices out there. Where should you start…
Consequently, you can benefit a lot from knowing some tips for workout newbies.
Let’s make it SUPER simple! Jogging is one of the most straightforward workouts that almost anyone can do.
You can choose to jog in the great outdoors or a gym using a treadmill…
The only thing you need is to have the right running gear… Such as running shoes, some comfortable socks, shorts, and shirt. That’s it, and you probably have most of this stuff already.
The primary reason jogging is considered one of the best workouts for beginners is that it trains your cardiovascular system. Not to mention, it’s super easy to get started immediately. Jogging allows the body to get used to regular exercise gradually and, therefore, get you ready for more advanced workouts.
Once you’ve started to feel comfortable jogging you can start thinking about trying other (possibly more intimidating) workout programs.
Cycling workouts are great for a beginner because there is a very low barrier to entry. Meaning you just need a bike and that’s it. Easy right?!
You can get a bicycle for your at-home cycling workout or sign up for a local gym. It really just depends on your preference and what you can afford.
By cycling regularly, you will be allowing your body to become more adept to moving, and therefore getting ready for more intense exercises.
It is important to ensure that you are comfortable at cycling if you decide to go with road cycling. It’s best to avoid places with heavy traffic in the initial stages to reduce the chances of being involved in unnecessary accidents. It is also paramount to use the necessary safety gear such as a helmet.
Side note… you might want to look into mountain biking for a unique experience that’s fun and will get any beginner into great shape!
Swimming is among the ideal workouts for a beginner. The primary reason is it does not require much of anything to get started, provided you know how to swim correctly.
Swimming also exercises ALL parts of your body, which puts you in a better position to proceed to more intense workouts.
If you are not good at swimming (or you don’t know how), you should start by getting a coach to train you properly (this is what I did).
You can train in your local swimming pool provided there is a coach who you can hire. It will take just a few hours to learn most of the basic swimming techniques, which will keep you safe whenever you are in the pool, ocean, or lake. Not to mention, it’s a great life skill to have!
Swimming can get you into great shape on it’s own, but is extra fantastic when combined with other activities like HIIT training!
HIIT stands for Hight Intensity Interval Training. Some workout programs that fall into the HIIT training category are:
- Orange Theory
- And anything that ups the intensity…
The reason we mention HIIT is because, with the right instructors, it’s the most effective total body program out there.
Some Other Considerations
You don’t need to use a pre workout supplement, but they can be effective on the days that you don’t feel like getting out of bed, into the cold, or just not motivated.
Other great ideas include… Finding a workout buddy, joining a group class, or finding a fun online program where you’ll be missed if you don’t show up.