The chances of getting the results you crave for are high if you have your facts right before you get into a workout program. Without courage, you will never make it out of your coach when everyone is giving you contradicting information on what you should or should not do. You should remember that the first day is the hardest of all and you once you have that behind you the rest is a piece of cake. Ensure your goals are achievable for someone at your level so that you do not end up quitting because of disappointment.
You need to make working out a habit so that you can get to your goals. Therefore, do not be going to the gym once and lament on how your body and mind are not responding to the efforts you are making. The least number of times you go to the gym every week should be 3-4. For those who are exercising at home, the time used in exercise can be tracked in minutes which should not go below 150. Healthy workout habits take time to accomplish and you should expect to fall behind on such from time to time as a beginner but remember not to quitting.
Learning is through watching for most beginners but this can be dangerous when you are watching someone who is doing the wrong thing. Lifting is great for building muscles but you need to lift only the weights you can handle and proceed as you become more tolerant. The first step in lifting should be the isolation of muscles and selection of the right techniques, exercises and even angles in building them as well as toning. The better your contraction during lifts, the more the muscle you are targeting will grow. If you can contract the various muscle groups well, you will be able to grow them fully. Do not use the hips in moving weights but squeeze your muscle in order to stimulate them.
Do not get confused by the online articles or magazines you read about the best techniques for working out. You should not make the mistake of concentrating on a particular exercise because it is said to work on the muscle you are interested in. You should do compound lifts which include squats, bench presses, deadlift, lunge, shoulder press, bent-over row and even lunge. You should not compromise your spine when it comes to working out. A perfect posture is more important than completing more lifts. For the best posture, arch the back slightly, push your chest up and let the head and neck rest in a neutral position. For the spine to be well protected, you need a perfect core. There is no way you can have a healthy spine if your core is weak. Once you master these tips and apply them, you are assured of results within 8 weeks.