Just wanted to share some gymming tips since I went gym today :)
(I wrote them at the bottom)
Oh today I did go gym but I hardly did anything. I just had a cold and I don't want to make it worse. Here is what I did:
-90 kg leg press x25
-18 kg (9 kg in each hand) lunges x30
-20 min power walk (inclined: 2, <- that means uphill) with intervals of running
To motivate yourself to go gymming, create a gym playlist. I have a "standar one", the one called 30 min gyym, that is my gym songs. The other ones are mixes I've made using songs I feel would motivate me at that time.
Get some new music and create a playlist the night before you go!
Dont starve yourself! I dont have any problems with this since I love to eat lol but If you want to really see results it's a good idea (and a good treat) to buy a nutrition drink like this one and drink straight after the gym (alternatively, eat a banana, it will do the job too!)
Some other important tips:
-Be smart! Are you one of those people who always do cardio (running, cross trainer etc) before you do strength/weights? Dont!
It is the wrong order, and if you do so, you might end up loosing muscle instead of gaining.
Explanation here: CLICK
-Dont be afraid to use weights. You will not gain a thousand kilos and become a man just because you touch the weighs. Even men struggle to build muscle so it's not even logical to think you would become more muscular than you want just because you use weights. Also, if you have more muscle, you constatly burn more fat.
- Plan your work out routine before hand, also to motivate you. Make sure you change it slightly every week (or however often you work out). This is really important because your body builds its new muscles when it recovers from your work out (which also means it's important to rest and not work out every day). When you work out hard, you put your muscles through something they're not used to, and they need to change (become bigger). If you do the same thing everytime they would not need to adjust, and therefore, not become bigger.
-Set realistic goals, if you never work out, and want to start. Don't buy a gym membership and promise yourself that your going to go 4 days/week. Usually, this wont happen. You will feel preassured into going gym, and feel like you've let yourself down when you dont.
What I do for example is use a pay as you go gym, and go ONCE a week.
What did you think of these tips?
Do you have any tips to share?
What do you wear to the gym?