Its Never Too Late to Start Being Fit
We already know that exercise is important and that it promotes better health and helps you dodge things like cancer, diabetes, and many other life altering or sometimes fatal illnesses. Who can argue with better health and feeling good and often proud of your fitness and physical accomplishments simultaneously? These are all things we know but if exercise is free to everyone and has all of these benefits, why isn’t everyone working out like crazy? Unfortunately for many people that first step into a new life is a very difficult leap to take. People can sometimes swerve to avoid change.
First you’ll have to cut the B.S. once and for all. Take a few moments to plan out a routine for the week and stick to it every week no matter what. To help you will need to do things like surround yourself with a few people who mirror your goals-- the gym is great for that. Set alarms if you have to. Only you know what you need to defend yourself against your own procrastination and excuses. You will want to set realistic goals, research, and don’t worry too much about narrowing in on specific muscles and what each one does. Grab a few great workouts and take your time to master them. Here is a list of workouts you can start with by BodyBuilding from their Start Here, Start Now: The 8-Week Beginner Workout Plan article:
Squats: Front squat, back squat, box squat, and goblet squats.
Hip hinge: Trap-bar deadlift, conventional deadlift, sumo deadlift, and Romanian deadlift.
Single-leg work: Reverse lunges, forward lunges, lateral lunges, Bulgarian split squats, single-leg RDL, single-leg hip thrust, and step-ups
Pushing exercises: Bench press variations, dumbbell press variations, military press, push press, landmine press, and push-ups
Pulling exercises: Seated cable row variations, chest-supported rows, barbell rows, single-arm dumbbell rows, single-arm standing cable rows, chin-ups, and pull-ups
Carries: Farmer's carry (bilateral), suitcase carries (unilateral), waiter carries, and cross-body carries
Core lifts: Pallof press, chops, half-kneeling lifts, tall-kneeling lifts, overhead lifts, split-stance exercises, plank variations, and roll-outs
Make sure you’re using proper form otherwise you will injure yourself. If you can’t afford a personal trainer at a gym (some new memberships offer a free session with a personal trainer so be sure to ask) then look up some personal trainers or CrossFit influencers on YouTube and watch some videos on proper form.
It’s really not as difficult as it seems to get started and after 30 days of being consistent you may even be lucky enough to have formed a solid healthy habit.