Beginners Learning Center... Great Insights For The Newbie.

Just getting started working out? A bit confused? Then the beginners learning center is the place to get your feet wet, start here and you will gain insight and a wealth of knowledge!

You’ve made that ALL important first decision… you’ve decided it’s time to begin your exercising program. Congratulations! You have made one of the most important decisions of your life. You are about to embark on one of the most exciting adventures of a lifetime. Will it be fun? You bet! Will it be easy? No, not easy but once you get the hang of it… you will LOVE it. Will it be rewarding? ABSOLUTELY! Exercising is one of the most rewarding things you could do.

"Exercise Is The Magic Pill"

Exercising can help you enjoy life in so many different ways, it can help with…

  • Some forms of heart disease
  • Arthritis
  • Preventing and reversing depression
  • Weight problems
  • Being more confident
  • Increasing your self-esteem
  • Your joints feeling better

As always there is a catch to this “Magic Pill”… you have to actually go to the gym, workout at home, go to the park or join me in one of the mini fitness clubs at Workouts And Weight Loss Club. These are necessary things if you want to cash in on the benefits.

Guidance Is The Golden Key

I will provide you with a muscle anatomy guide. I will also give you a muscle building workout, workout tips and some instruction on stretching after exercise.

As a beginner, the truth is you can get great rewards from many different types and levels of exercise. There are so many exciting options that are available to you, you will be amazed. I have a fun beginners workout in store for you. If your comfort level is just some bodyweight exercises at home I can also help you with that. The possibilities are endless. You could…

  • Go walking, dancing, gardening, ride your bike around the neighborhood
  • Get ahead with the household chores (two birds with one stone)

One important thing to remember when embarking on this new, exciting and fun adventure is to… pick the activities that you will enjoy. When you do this one little thing, it’s like you hold the double sneaky secret to succeeding with your goals, desires and dreams.

First Things First, Chat With Your Doc

Before embarking on this new journey, it is important to get medical clearance and have your doctors' blessings. So, first things first make an appointment with your doctor and discuss your plans for a new improved you that is about to unfold before your very eyes. After you have evaluated your beginners’ fitness level with your doctor, it is important to have goals. Remember to set realistic goals, easy attainable ones at first to test the water out.

"Slow And Steady Is The Order Of The Day"

Start off with 15 minutes of activity three times per week, then from there as you feel ready to push the envelope, keep moving that time frame up. Try to aim for 30 minutes on most days of the week. But when you feel as though you are ready to conquer the world, try to get five to six days per week at an hour a day. Don’t make the following beginners mistake…

  • Too aggressive of a start, this will lead to being overwhelmed with your new program which will lead to not sticking to your exercise plan and you will end up giving up on your goals, desires and dreams.

Words Demystified

Below you will find your beginners cheat sheet on the definition of some words that you will hear when you embark upon your new program.

  • Cardiovascular workouts: These are exercises that speed up your breathing and your heart rate, some examples would be… jumping rope, treadmill walking or running, jogging, riding your bike, swimming, a spinning class, step aerobics, or enjoying an evening out dancing with your friends.
  • Cool down: This basically means that you move at a slower pace, to help your body slow down or re-gather itself. Stretching after exercising is a good example of a cool down.
  • Maximum Heart Rate: This is based on a person’s age. A good estimate of a person’s maximum age-related heart rate can be arrived at by subtracting the person’s age from 220.
  • Repetition or “rep”: This is the number of times you will perform an exercise during a set.
  • Set: This refers to repeating the same exercise a certain number of times. Say for example I want you to do Bicep Curls for 3 sets of 15 reps, you would do that particular exercise 3 different times counting up to 15 each time. You would rest between each set for a particular time period, thereby giving you three different resting periods for that particular exercise.
  • Strength, weight, or resistance training: This refers to exercises that improve the strength and function of muscles… this is accomplished by the use of weights or resistance bands. Your bodyweight can also serve as the weight.
  • Stretching: This activity enhances the range of motion in your joints, muscles, tendons and ligaments. Always stretch after you complete your workouts.
  • Warm up: This is usually accomplished with a little cardiovascular activity it warms up all your muscles, joints, tendons and ligaments. It prepares everything for the great workout you are about to embark upon.
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