Want to start weight training but don’t know where to begin? These 10 best gym workouts for beginners include step by step guides to teach you correct technique. With these workouts you will increase strength and tone and tighten your muscles, and you’ll soon be feeling more comfortable in a gym. You’ll work your total body- including shoulders, legs, arms, chest to bring amazing results.
10 of the Best Gym Workouts for Beginners
- 30 Minute Total Body Gym Workout
- 30 Minute Dumbbell HIIT Workout
- 5 Exercise Barbell Workout
- Amazing Chest Workout
- Cardio and Strength Back Workout
- Cable Crossover Leg Workout
- Gym Workout to Tone your Butt and Legs
- Four Exercise Total-Body Gym Workout
- Upper Body Kettle Bell Workout
- Shoulder Gym Workout
Keep reading for a step-by-step guide with pictures, videos, and descriptions of each of these exercises.
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Happy Monday, everyone. And welcome to another week here on Tone-and-Tighten.com.
You know – one of the questions that I often get asked here on the site is “I would love to start working out in a gym, but I’m unsure how to use all the machines or what to do with the weights”.
I know this can be an intimidating situation – not knowing what you’re doing and being surrounded by people that do is scary.
Never fear, Tone and Tighten to the rescue.
Today on our “Weekly Workout Plan” I wanted to share with you 10 of my favorite workouts that you can do in the gym.
Eliminate novelty and lack of knowledge and start taking your results to another level the next time you’re in the gym.
Keep reading for the workouts…
HOW DO I START WORKING OUT AT THE GYM?
It can be daunting to think about going to a gym for the first time. There’s unfamiliar equipment, new vocabulary, and intimidating people. Don’t let that scare you from starting. You need strength training in your life, a strong body is a healthy body.
When you go to the gym, be prepared with workouts clothes and shoes, a notebook for keeping track of your exercises, a waterbottle, and your music. (Here’s a great playlist to get you pumped).
Never go to the gym without a game plan. You need a specific workout each day so you don’t wander around aimlessly wasting time. Get the most out of your time in the gym.
TIPS FOR GETTING STARTED AT THE GYM
Whether you go to the gym everyday or are just starting, here are some helpful tips.
Don’t stick to the same workout every time, switch it up. Change your program every 4 to 6 weeks so that your body doesn’t hit a plateau and stop producing results.
Don’t just stick to the machines. Dumbbell and body weight exercises can be even more beneficial than machines because you have a full range of motion.
And remember to warm up before you get started. Get the blood flowing and your muscles ready and your workout will be that much better.
In time you’ll be comfortable in the gym, the most important thing is that you start.
WHAT EXERCISE MACHINE IS BEST FOR LOSING BELLY FAT?
The best exercise machine for YOU is the one that you will use and enjoy the most.
Using the elliptical, stationary bike, or treadmill will help you burn a lot of calories to aid your weight loss goals. However, there isn’t necessarily one exercise machine that is the best for losing belly fat, but it is a combination of a few things that will help you lose the fat.
The best way to lose belly fat is to make sure you are getting a good workout in everyday (a mixture of cardio, strength training, and regular core exercise) and focusing on eating right.
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HOW MANY DAYS A WEEK SHOULD I START WORKING OUT?
The answer to this question is very individualized depending on the person and their workout goals and habits. For any beginner, 3 days per week of exercise is a great place to start.
At this rate, you will start to build the habit, feel more comfortable in the gym, and really notice a difference in your strength and physique in even just a couple of weeks. Plus you will get a few rest days, which are important.
Start there and then you can slowly build up. Be sure to include a balance of various workouts including cardio, strength training, intervals, stretching, etc.
For more information check out my post on How Often Should I Exercise? Find The Frequency That’s Best For You.
Here you will find the details of the 10 best beginning gym workouts. Just click on the links to get the step-by-step descriptions with pictures and videos of each exercise.
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