I have to say often it is very hard to commence any training routine, especially if it involves lifting weights. There so many exercise machines, weight lifting exercises and so many people ready to offer you advice based on their own personal experience that is just so confusing. However, it is critical to make sure that your exercise selection and workout plan are not just challenging but also reflect your ability. This article provides a great summary of some of the tips when it comes to weight lifting safely and with great results. https://www.msn.com/en-au/health/fitness/6-rules-you-should-follow-if-youre-a-weight-lifting-beginner/ss-BBwLKDG#image=1

There are a few more things to keep in mind. Please don’t forget that the speed with which you lift weights is very important, releasing weights too fast on the way down will just utilise momentum and greatly reduce any benefits of the lift in the first place. The article did point out that progressing exercises at your own time and ability is important in order to avoid injuries, but just to highlight another point, many people seem to be pressured in the gym environment to lift heavier weights than what they are capable of. Please be careful and do not feel that peer pressure of trying to keep up with the person next to you.  It does sound like a cliché but consistency is the key, most days you will not feel at your strongest or you might feel tired. Just getting to the gym is half the battle, you might find that once you get started you will surprise yourself and you will feel re-energised after the workout.

The Idealbody4life Personal Training team can use a number of fitness tests to gauge your ability, which will help tailor the workout plan that will be challenging and fun. A Personal Trainer is there for you providing you with support to make sure all the exercises are performed correctly and progressed to the next level within the appropriate time frame. The Idealbody4life Personal Training team will make sure that your workout plan is ever changing and you are never bored in any of our personal training session. So why not contact one of our personal trainers today and we can help you get started working towards your Idealbody4life.