Beginner’s Guide to the Perfect Workout Plan
Every fitness journey has a starting point. You may have started as an adolescent by participating in youth sports, or maybe your first step was at the prime of your life. You have now dedicated your time and initiated your workout plan, so, what’s next? Executing the appropriate plan or goal requires the proper system. There are several key elements to gaining and maximizing an injury-free workout:
Exercising cold muscles is a recipe for trauma to the muscles. You can complete a full warm-up workout in five minutes. A powerful pre-workout can include, jumping jacks, high knees, and jumping rope.
Follow these simple guidelines, and you will be well on your way to effective workouts that get you closer to your fitness goals.
HIT THE MAJOR MUSCLES
Major muscle groups of the body include the chest, back, legs, shoulders, arms, and core. If you’re a beginner, you’re likely not going to start out doing a workout split that targets singular muscles groups. As such, the most efficient exercises will hit each major muscle group. A single activity can hit more than one muscle group. For instance, a push-up utilizes muscles of the chest, shoulders, and arms. These are your upper body muscles.
When you’re planning your workouts, think about the upper body muscle group. Notice the word “plan?”
Whether you’re exercising at home or in the gym, your plan is your best friend, when it comes to effective workouts.
GET YOUR HEART RATE PUMPING
Even the most calming workout styles, like Vinyasa yoga, get the heart pumping. If you’re exercising, you should feel it. Of course, a three-mile run will feel different than squat jumps, but there is some level of intensity involved in both.
COOL DOWN PROPERLY
A quick cool down will help your body recover more efficiently. Whether it’s static stretches or foam rolling, spend a little time cooling down once your workout is complete; your body will thank you later.
Jordan Means Business
Mother of 3
Owner of By Any Means Fitness