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I Just Got My First Home Gym, Now What?
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I Just Got My First Home Gym, Now What?

Whether you simply have a new set of free weights, or perhaps barbells or even if you just purchased a Full scale home gym, and have your own private exercise room happening - If you don't know where to start, then you will need a few tips, and I am happy to oblige. Here is what to do with your first home gym:

Never begin any exercise routine without first consulting with your doctor.

Always get clear and concise advice on a healthy eating plan. Exercise is almost fruitless if you do not have proper nutrition.

Purchase an exercise DVD to get you into a routine and train you in important techniques. Most quality home gyms have a free workout DVD that accompanies their home gym, so that you can follow the exercise routines.

Make your exercise routine a natural part of your life. Keep it consistent, and set aside the same time of day for your routines, and the same days.

Always begin your workout routine with the ones that you enjoy most. This will get you motivated to finish your routine completely.

Remember, keeping it simple is best because if you do workout routines that are hard on you, it may discourage you from continuously completing them, rendering exercise useless, if you don't complete any.

If you can make it a group project and complete your workout routine with a buddy, the more merrier. This encourages one another, so go ahead, grab your brother and pump that iron!

It is imperative that you warm up and cool down by stretching your muscles. This will help you to prevent injury among other things. Just don't forget it. Sure it takes a little more time in your routine, but it beats the possibility of suffering an injury that might keep you from doing your exercises for possibly days completely.

Home gyms are a very non-threatening way to work on fitness, so working out at home is great for the shy person, but lack of proper preparation or even lack of experience can cause injury. One more thing: The possibility of losing your drive and enthusiasm is also a distinct possibility for doing workout routines at home. It is the number one cause for failing to continue your home exercise routine. That is why using a buddy is a good idea if you are able to have one. It would be a shame to spend all that time and yes, the cash, to set all this up and get ready, just to have some silly mistakes spoil it.

There are a lot of programs on the internet that promise to get you fit in a short amount of time. Chances are if it is too good to be true, you are making a bad investment, so if you seek more knowledge for your workout routine on your home gym, just be wary.

A lifestyle modification with long term fitness goals in mind by having your own home gym is a fabulous start. Make time to learn good habits and your home gym will be a wonderful addition to your life.


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