Today we are going to go over how to start the gym! here’s a beginners full body workout routine for people looking to get in shape to build muscle and lose fat for both men and women. This is a all round routine so if you’re looking to lose the ‘dad bod’ or a skinny fat workout this is a good starting workout routine as it should be pretty manageable for first time lifters.
5 Fitness Lifestyle Tips To Follow
- Start Slow and Progress Gradually:
Begin with lighter weights and simpler exercises. As your strength and confidence grow, you can gradually increase the intensity and complexity of your workouts.
- Focus on Proper Form:
Quality beats quantity. Pay close attention to your form during exercises to avoid injuries and maximise the effectiveness of your workouts. If unsure, seek guidance from a trainer.
- Mix Cardio and Strength Training:
Balance is key. Incorporate both cardio exercises (like the treadmill or cycling) and strength training (using weights or resistance) for overall fitness and better results.
- Listen to Your Body:
If something doesn’t feel right, don’t push it. Rest when needed, and don’t hesitate to modify exercises to match your fitness level. It’s about progress, not perfection.
- Stay Consistent and Patient:
Results take time. Be consistent with your workouts and patient with your progress. Celebrate small victories along the way, and remember that consistency is the key to long-term success.
The Workout Routine
This routine can be done 3 – 4x per week and consists of some compound moves that will help develop muscle mass. Remember when performing any exercise go with a weight that is adequate for you!
- Chest Press – 3 Sets x 8 -10 Reps
- Walking Lunges – 3 Sets x 8 reps per leg
- Hamstring Curl – 3 Sets x 12 Reps
- DB Row – 3 Sets x 10-12 Reps
- Cable BI/Triceps – 3 Sets x 12 – 15 Reps
- Shoulder Press/Raise – 3 Sets x 12 Reps
For more a detailed walkthrough of these exercises, check out the Youtube video below. Thanks