How To Get Fit At Home (For Beginners)


With the advent of many different diet and exercise fads, it’s quite clear that fitness and strength conditioning is really popular. After all, your health is your most important asset, so why wouldn’t it be? There are many ways you can get fit. Aerobic exercises like running and jogging are some. Resistance exercise like weight training is another.

Fitness clubs abound and can be found all over the country. There are benefits to working out at fitness clubs. For example, you are around both men and women and if you’re a guy, sexy in shape women are always a motivation to get in shape yourself.  In hopes that you will attract some of those women. So that can act as added motivation to get in shape.

Guys also like to compete against each other to impress the women. This acts as motivation because it spurs a competition that motivates guys to take their fitness to the next level.  And the same applies to women. In shape, muscular men will motivate women to get in shape.

You also have access to the latest and most advanced exercise equipment. That’s a plus because if you tried to invest in that kind of equipment yourself you would be out of hundreds of thousands of dollars. Obviously, most people can’t afford that kind of investment. So the fact that you have access to an array of body sculpting equipment for a low monthly price is very advantageous for you. Most people don’t have an issue working out in public but there are many that do.

The Advantages Of Working Out At Home

There are a number of reasons why many people don’t like working out around other people. The reasons vary from everything to fear of crowds. Or weight self-consciousness. To germ phobias.

But whatever the reason it results in many people taking their fitness for granted because they can’t overcome those fears. The solution to this is to work out in the comfort of your own home. And doing so has its own advantages.

Working out at home offers you the ability to train in private without being concerned about someone is staring at your protruding gut. You also don’t need to wait around for someone to finish using a particular machine. And getting fit at home doesn’t require a lot of high-tech expensive equipment. You can also work at your own pace without the added pressure that comes with trying to keep up with the jocks, and roid heads, that proudly prance around the fitness clubs.

The Type Of Equipment You Will Need To Train At Home

All you will really need is a set of barbells and dumbells and a bench press to get in top-flight condition. I would also recommend investing in an inexpensive incline situp bench. This is all you will need to sculpt your body into a work of art that the ladies will be drooling over. But you have to put in the work. I know many people with equipment but it just sits and gathers dust.

A toned physique isn’t going to just appear by looking at the barbells you have to use them. And you will be surprised to know there is nothing fancy or excessive necessary in terms of the exercise equipment that will be required.

You will be able to reach a fitness level that will be the envy of many just by doing basic simple exercises that have stood the test of time. But there are different levels of fitness and if you reach a certain fitness level and want to take it further, to a more advanced fitness level, and founder Chris Jordan will be able to help you find more advanced fitness equipment that fits your needs.

Preparing An Organize Space In Preparation For Your Workouts

You should also prepare a decent sized room for your workouts. An area in the basement, for instance, would be a good place to organize and get started. Keep everything orderly so as to minimize the possibility of injury. Pick weights up off the floor and organize them when finished working out, etc. Cramped, cluttered, unorganized areas result in injury and unproductivity.  Also consider getting help from a personal trainer in Chatham or other options as well.

As we discussed earlier all you will need is some basic equipment like barbells, dumbbells, a bench press, and an incline situp bench. But the incline situp bench is not an absolute must as you can get the needed abdominal work simply by laying flat on the floor and doing situps and crunches.

What Exercises Should I Do?

As covered earlier in this article basic resistance exercises are all you will need to help build a physique you will be proud of and others will envy.

Working the upper body one day and the lower body the next day is highly recommended. This will ensure you have a balanced physique. For upper body training, you should focus on the shoulders, chest, back, arms, and stomach.

For lower body development simple squats are all you will need to do to develop muscular legs. Light to moderate weight is all you will need when starting out. This will ensure you get the necessary development without injury.  The exercises are as follows.

Monday, Wednesday, and Friday: Upper Body

  • Shoulders: Shoulder Presses – 3 sets of 8-10 reps – 50-70 pounds
  • Chest: Bench Presses – 3 sets of 8-10 reps – 50-70 pounds
  • Back: Bent Over Rows – 3 sets of 8-10 reps – 50-70 pounds
  • Biceps: Bicep Curls 3 sets of 8-10 reps 30-50 pounds
  • Stomach: Situps or Crunches 40-60 reps

Tuesday and Thursday: Lower Body

  • Squats: – 3 sets of 8-10 reps 80-100 pounds

You have the option to rest on the weekends depending on how you feel or you can work through the weekends as well. Rest is important to build new muscle fiber because every time you train you are destroying old muscle fiber.

The rest period in between alternating from upper to lower body provides a much-needed rest for alternating body parts so new muscle fiber can be generated.  So the weekend rest is not really necessary. You can just work through it if you choose.

How To Properly Perform The Exercises

You can find out how to properly perform the exercises just by doing a youtube search for each exercise. You will find numerous videos showing you how to properly execute the exercises referenced.

As you get stronger more weight will be required at which point you will need a spotter and or workout partner to ensure you are not injured when performing the exercises.

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