You can literally spend months, years even, researching fitness to learn how to create the results you want. However, taking this approach means you’re going to spend more time sitting and less time actually getting the body you desire.
To help, here are 10 quick tips that are enough to get you started:
Plan to exercise most days of the week to get the best results. Any lesser amount can keep you from reaching your fitness potential.
Warm up. You need to get your muscles ready to move or you risk hurting them in your workout.
Focus on ALL of your muscles. For instance, even if your goal is to build bigger biceps, be sure to work your triceps too so they’re strong enough to support your upper arm muscle growth.
Vary your workouts. This helps keep you motivated as well as progressing by working different muscle groups.
Include both cardio and resistance training. A complete exercise program includes both aerobic activity and strength training.
Use proper form. This keeps you from being injured so, if you’re unsure what proper form is, you might want to hire a personal trainer for at least one visit.
Hydrate, hydrate, hydrate. In order to give your body what it needs to make it through your workouts, it needs adequate water—before, during, and after your exercise routine.
Get your nutrients. Your body needs the right vitamins and minerals to get in better shape, some of which can come via diet and others by supplement.
Find ways to keep motivated. Just as with anything, the more motivated you are to tend to your fitness, the more likely you are to do just that.
You’ll get out of it what you put into it. This is one area of your life where you’ll only get the results that you work for.