Beginner’s guide to the gym

Beginner’s guide to the gym


If you’ve never been in a gym before and
you’re thinking about going to one, I think the first thing to remember is you
probably want to go to the gym because there’s something about you that you’re
wanting to improve or you’re wanting to get better at. I think one of
the big roadblocks for people when they walk into gym is they see lots of
people that look really competent and really know what they’re doing. As soon as you’re thinking about them you’re not thinking about you anymore. You’ve got to remember if it’s the first time you’ve been in a gym you’re
not going to know what you’re doing and the equipment is going to look a bit
alien and even maybe even a little bit intimidating. Some of the gym enthusiasts that are there will certainly look like they know what they’re doing.
The thing to remember is you’ve got to start somewhere, and as long as you’re
remembering that you’re doing the right thing for you, that should help get
you across the door and into the space. To make the most out of your
gym membership the best thing you can do is speak to the training staff that
they have there. You wouldn’t walk into a factory and expect to know how to
work all the equipment, so why would you think that you would if you walked into
a gym? If you want to make the most out of your membership the best thing you
can do is understand the equipment and what it’s there to do and how to work it. If you’ve never been in the gym and don’t know any of that stuff, speak to
the people on the gym floor because that’s what they’re trained to
do and that will shortcut a lot of the the pain of a doing the wrong stuff for
a long time. We think about training as fatiguing on the body. So we
call it a minimum dose. So if we lift it’s a weight and we damage the muscle, there will be a residual fatigue or a time that it takes after that training
dose to recover, also known as stress on the body and then adaptation time. Depending on the type of exercise you’ve done and how intense is, will
depend on how long you should take before you do a similar exercise again. That can be anything between 24 and 72 hours depending on the intensity of
the activity that you’ve been doing.