Preparing For This Fall’s Return To The Gym

by Garret on October 15, 2010

So it’s time to get back to the gym and feel your best for all of the upcoming holiday events. You don’t want to over exert or hurt yourself, so you need a clear goal and timetable for completion. To reach that goal, you need to do a little research to determine which workout program is most appropriate for your goal and your current fitness level.

If you’re not a body builder, you don’t want to do the “Muscle Man – Build a Brick House” workout, for example. If you’re not a ballet dancer, you don’t want to do the “The Barre & Beyond” workout.

Once you’ve established your plan, I recommend that you purchase a journal to track the weight levels you’re lifting, repetitions, rest, and cardio completed. With your goal, your plan, and your journaling tools tucked neatly into your gym bag, you are ready to tackle the gym.

Here are some helpful hints to stay injury-free with this Fall’s return to the gym:

  1. Listening to your body is very important. You will experience some aches and pains, but recognize when your injured. Proper stretching before and after exercise is a must.
  2. If you are unable to perform an exercise with correct posture DO NOT DO IT.
  3. Attainable goals and realistic timetable. Remember if your primary goal is weight loss, no faster than 2 lbs. a week is deemed safe.
  4. Seek out the advice of a fitness professional.
  5. Do not attempt exercises that you’re not ready for without the proper assistance.

Feel free to leave any comments or questions below. I would love to hear about your experience.

Good luck!
Garret Jones
Founder & CEO G-Fit
www.thegfit.com

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