Things to know before starting your workout regimen

Having an active lifestyle is good for your health. It not only strenghten your body but also a release for the entire daily stress that an average person this day. But before starting a new activity or a workout regimen there are things you should know and absord.

Warm up is important
This will get your heart pumping and increase the muscle flexibility.Don’t forget to do a 5 – 10 minute cardio warm up before strength training.

Stretching
To increase performance and reduce injury.

Be hydrated
Exercise will dehydrate your body so drink lots of water. Your muscles need it to recover.

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Begin with the basics
Being familiar to the basic exercise will prepare you to more rigid ones. And you wont have a hard time doing it.

Strengthen your core
You need to build your foundation first. Having a strong core will help you last long in other activities.

Slowly but surely
Don’t overdo yourself. Increase the amount of weight and number of repetitions gradually.

Do 8 – 12 reps
The most common strength training programs include 1 – 3 sets of 8 – 12 repetitions each. Pick a weight that will make you feel fatigued, not exhausted after 8 – 12 reps.

Hope this helps for those planning or just starting a change in their lifestyle.

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