January 13, 2021
Strength training is also known as weight training or resistance training. As the gym becomes part of life for more and more people, strength training has also been accepted by more and more people -- strength training becomes a precondition for getting into shape.
However, before we get into hot and intensive strength training sessions, there are something we should note to get the body ready for strength training.
Firstly, we have to confirm whether our physical constitution is perfect for strength training. If you are not sure, go ask your doctor instead of fitness instructor for some advice. Then we have to define and make a clear strength training goal. It that for muscle building or weight losing? I suppose most of us would like to burn fat through strength training. More than that, strength training helps us to maintain a good physical condition and living habits.
Secondly, warm-up is always necessary, specially in winter. Warm-ups reduces the possibility for injuries and help us to manages some movements with ease. Generally, warm-ups are composed of simple moves such as jogging or treadmills. We should get started with simple moves, and then add training intensity gradually. Besides, post-exercise stretch is also necessary.
Step-by-step training is important for beginners or ones who are new to strength training. It is a progressive training process instead of a short hot session. So, do not be rush to push the limits and exhaust yourself. Instead, try to add weight little by little and get your body well prepared for that.
Quality matters more than quantity. Try to focus yourself on every move you made and feel the subtle change of your body. This way, you will maximize your workouts and begin to love strength training more and more.
Gym is recommend at the very beginning of the strength training. If you are familiar enough with this movement or your body is not well prepared, the strange environment of gym may make you feel unconfident or even a little upset particularly when you are going through a hot strength training routine.
At last, some tools or equipment are needed for strength training. They do not need to be large or expensive, some simple fitness tools, such as dumbbells, yoga mat, resistance band, kettlebell, etc, are good enough.
Strength training is not only perfect for athletes to improve their athletic performance, but also significant for the general public in maintaining routine daily performance. Moreover, strength training works well for fitness lovers who want to lose weight, and contributes to building up and sculpt muscles. However, strength training is a series of intensive moves that are performed in a short frame of time, which requires a basic and sound physical condition. This is why it is important to learn what we should note before getting into strength training. Keep training, and stay safe.