There are lots of things that can motivate a person to go to the gym. Some would want to reduce their body weight and get rid of some belly fat. Others want to grow some muscles to avoid being bullied while some are there just to stay healthy. No matter what the motivation is, it is nice to know that people today are very much open of the idea of going to the gym and working out.
Maybe because of too much excitement, new gym goers are prone to committing mistakes that when not corrected, could lead to bodily injuries to them or to others. That said, it is important for new gym goers to remember some key reminders and thoughts before entering the gym premises and begin lifting weights here and there.
Going to the gym is not just about making your body look big or help you to grow some muscle. It is a way of attaining these things safely. Furthermore, the gym is a very busy place and mistakes cannot be afforded by people on it. As a new comer, you would not want to cause troubles and problems to yourself and to other people in the gym.
Avoid Getting Overly Excited
When you are excited, you tend to be tense and you fail to comprehend the things your instructor or trainer is telling you. Letting this happen can work against you because the instructions given to you are very important especially that you are new to the gym.
Do not act being carefree and listen attentively. You can get excited when all the lectures are over. Pay attention to discussions and ask question if necessary to clarify things you can’t understand well.
Don’t Lift Heavy Weights Immediately
Many people forget that their body when they work out in the gym for the first time is not yet suited for lifting heavy weights. Therefore, warm up activities are done to prepare your body for the possible strain it will experience when the heavy exercises begin.
Never attempt to lift weights immediately because this might put a lot of stress on your arms and back because they are not yet warmed up. In some worse cases, this causes immediate injuries to new gym goers. Therefore, it is very important to remember the importance of warm up activities in the gym.
Start With Small Weights
Do not hurry in lifting heavy weights. All gym goers have started in lifting weights that are not heavy at all. There are levels of preparedness that need to be achieved before you can be allowed to lift heavy weights. Never attempt to lift what is obviously too much for you and your body. You can harm yourself even by just trying to lift these materials.
If you are not sure about something inside the gym, you should ask about them. Do not guess what you should do if you are not sure because the results of your actions cannot be altered. When doing heavy exercises in the gym, always exercise caution. You need to be very careful to avoid committing mistakes that can be harmful not just on you but to other people on the gym.
Knowing all of these little-but-very important things will help you to be properly guided even if you are just new in going to the gym. These are helpful in avoiding the common mistakes of gym goers.