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You want to read this article if you are a beginner and want to know four best ways to approach a gym.
#1 Beginner Gym Tip
Don’t Just Yet Commit To A Yearly/Quarterly Gym Membership Before You Are Sure
Unlike a restaurant where you had a bad meal you can vow never to come back, but with a gym things are different. Once you have paid the money, you are stuck.
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#2 Beginner Gym Tip
Workout when the gym is least crowded
Many would agree that a less crowded gym is less intimidating than a crowded one.
So if you have a flexible work schedule, workout during the off peak timings, either midday or late at night.
However, if your work does not allow these slots, then come in the mornings.
Because a relatively older crowd comes in the morning and they are more supportive than a younger crowd who comes in the evening!
#3 Beginner Gym Tip
Convince a friend to join with you
First few months in the gym are crucial. And having your best buddy by your side when training can significantly boost your confidence and alleviate any anxiety or discomfort that you may face when going alone.
Just make sure you both have the same goal in mind, and that is to have a great workout. Otherwise, you might end up chatting and socializing instead!
Few gyms offer discount deals where you have your friend sign up with you and get a lower price.
At the same time, you can also divide the cost of a personal trainer as they in most cases offer a couple’s training as well. This can save you lot of money [provided your instructor agrees you and your same-sex friend be a couple unless of course your training partner is a spouse or is a person from opposite sex]. Always ask!
#4 Beginner Gym Tip
Have a plan
I cannot expect you to know everything! But at least know your goals, see some videos on how to perform few compound lifts, know the basic technical terms like what is a set, rep, tempo, total volume, the name of the exercises, etc.
This way you are more confident, and trainers at the gym will be careful when dealing with you.
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What do you think about these tips? Do you find them useful? Do you have anything you like to add or have any queries, let me know in the comments below!