Beginning Strength Training


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Beginning with Muscle Strength Training and Exercises

Strength training is an important part of any fitness program. Each exerciser sets its goal regarding fitness. The goal varies from person to person but the achievement of these goals is impossible without strength training program. There are some points or tips which should be kept in mind while beginning a strength training program.

•  First of all consult your doctor about your physical state to check that you are not suffering from any kind of disease or injuries.

•  Before starting your actual training workout do some cardio exercises for warm up and to maintain the flow of oxygen in blood. It will also help the muscles to pump and after workout you will get the desired results.

•  In the beginning select only a few exercises for each muscle group. Use only light weights so that you can do more repetitions. This will help you to increase the strength of muscles. When your muscles get adaptable to exercise you can increase weights and cut town repetitions to face a new challenge.

•  If you are joining a strength training program in a gym then you have to start with machines as machine exercises are simple and safe as well.

•  After the first day of your strength training workout take at least a rest of one day so that it will allow your muscles to recover. You can take more rest if your body demands for more after the workout of first day.

•  Try to add one repetition in a set after each week. When you become able to perform more than 15 reps then increase resistance and decrease repetitions.

•  Do not overstrain your muscles by training hard in the beginning. In beginning your aim should be to follow the right techniques of strength training exercise not to lift heavy weights. You will have ample of time to strengthen your muscles.

•  After following the same pattern of exercises for 5 to 6 weeks you can change the pattern to make the task more difficult to challenge your muscles.

•  Select your exercises in such a way that you must be able to perform exercises for all muscle groups during a week. This strategy also helps to avoid muscle imbalance which can cause injuries.

•  Rest for at least 30 seconds to 1 minute between each set of exercise. Rest at least for one day after the completion of a strength training session.   

•  It is also mandatory for the beginners to eat a balanced diet for better results. If you are training very hard and not taking a balanced diet then you are unable to get desired results. It is advised to eat small but many times during a day. Eating in this way also helps you to improve the digestive system which in turn helps in proper consumption of food. Drink as much water as you can because it helps in maintaining the fluid levels inside your body.

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