Monday, January 9, 2012 | | By: Trainer

First day at the gym

Hey, today it's the big day! today it's the first day we go to the gym! Nervous? (Think that I'm starting something that will become routine, so what's the reason being nervous?) Answer should be: "Holy ****, of course. That place is full of fit/strong men that are watching you as an stranger in their home, and hot girls that contrary to men make you feel like you don't exist."
Don't worry. Past a month that will be your home too. But, for starting don't worry about it, and go finding the instructor. Every gym should have at least one! If not, I think you will learn by yourself by reading a lot but, hey, I'm here for helping, so don't hesitate asking in comments.
As I was saying, you must talk with the instructor before starting use of gym's machines.
The most important thing it's knowing and setting objectives. Note that this will be a long-range goal, so don't expect perfection in 1/2/3/4 months even 1st year, because perfection does not exists. Once you have many time training, you will notice that always wants more and more, searching for more muscle mass or more definition, or whatever you want.
Don't compare yourself with other people at the gym. You don't know how long do they go there. Comparing your body with another's who has many years training will cause you to leave the gym, trust me, I know many of these.
All this should be something like the "motivational" words from the instructor to you.
For starting, body needs adaptation to exercise gradually. If we haven't trained/practiced any sport the last months or even years, our body is not ready for exercise as our mind is. Because of this, first day exercise will be exclusively cardio-exercises such as biking for about 30 minutes and elliptical other 30 minutes (1 hour training the first day it's enough).
Yes, it sounds too light but that's what happens the very first day. Next day, the instructor will have a starter routine for you, or (if don't) you will have your own starter routine. For that purpose next update I will write a 1 month-length starter routine for weight losing. What do you think?

18 comentarios:

Mekkor said...

since there are no gyms in my area, I joined a soccer club which does a lot of stamina training now and i ran a lot with them yesterday.
Since my goal is to loose some weight this should do the trick.... or not?

Pytr0nix said...

I should also go to the gym again, maybe tomorrow :D

i like to read more about your way of training so, following! :D

Chris said...

Great post, looking forward to your next one :)

Bersercules said...

Good to hear your working out is working!

InfinitePlans said...

I think it's really important for people to realize that no one cares if you can't max out the machines or can only lift half of most people. Everyone was in that situation when they started and they know there's no getting past it unless you keep going and never give up.

Rustysoutdooradventures said...

Great informational post, looking forward to the next one!

NayNaySIXX said...

Interesting post! Checing back for next one.

R said...

Sounds interesting!

speakers4u said...

Nice blog man, I workout myself so will definitely be following!

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The Piggie said...

I just got back from the gym and saw this! I'll stay along so we can compare journeys!!

yop said...

The hardest thing to do is Keep the motivation.
Good luck dude

Vulcan Raven said...

the most hard is to begin anew.... once you've start... all gets better!

carl the blogger said...

Nice blog! Very helpful!

neatpete said...

Good luck with this, some interesting info

sobaa said...

Good luck, I dont bother with gyms, just workout at home cheaper!

Kompot said...

Maybe ill try this...

fortheinternet said...

Wow. Nice Article!

+1 Follower

jiffyam said...

Great advice. +1 follower.

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