I was asked the other day if I were able to give a new lifter some advice what would it be. I had to think on this one for a bit because I feel there is a lot of misinformation out there around fitness. I always want to make sure everyone has the opportunity to hear the most accurate information so here are my top 5 tips when it comes to training if you are new to weightlifting and working out.
VARY THE SPEED ON YOUR LIFTS. A lot of times you don'tneed to add more weight to your reps and sets. Just by slowing down the pace of the movement will place greater stress on the muscles demanded each lift. Try doing a 3 second negative (3 second release on the hardest part of the exercise).
PRIORITIZE CONSISTENCY. It takes time and consistency to build your ideal body! Be consistent with your workouts and with reaching your goals. It’s going to take time so be willing to work hard for it.
A REST DAY IS A GOOD THING. You DON’T need to train 7 days a week. The ideal amount of days you should be lifting is 5. More is not better. Its what you do on those working days during your workouts that matter!
YOU DON'T NEED TO "SHOCK YOUR MUSCLES" BY SWITCHING UP YOUR WORKOUTS EVERY WEEK. It’s actually quite the opposite. You should be doing the same routine but adjusting either your weight, your reps, your tempo etC.
WHEN WARMING UP WITH AN EXERCISE, warm up with the exact tempo and technique you will be doing the working sets. Dont use these reps aimlessly.