5 Helpful Ways To Get Back Into Working Out

Getting back into working out, or into working out for the first time, can be a daunting task. It’s all too tempting to jump right into intensive classes but is this really the right approach. What should you look out for when getting back into fitness to make sure you do it in a way that leads to long term results rather than short term injuries. Particularly if you have a history of lower back issues.

You want to have a think about the types of exercises you’re looking to do and the demands these place on your body and your joints. For example, leaping and bounding exercises, although they really get you working up a sweat, are they really worth it?

In most cases, for beginners it is much better to work on more simplistic exercises that steer clear of these high impact options. The benefits of the simple exercise will get you significant results without the added risk to your joints, that simple isn’t worth the marginal increase. Sure, in the future, you could consider adding these in but there is simply no need to do so to get results.

The next error people make would be an over-emphasis on cardio, to the detriment of strengthening. This is particularly problematic as we get older. As we age, we tend to suffer more the consequences of a lack of strength – this includes reduced general mobility. By focusing on strengthening, particularly as we age, we’re able to help stave off the degradation in our ability to perform daily tasks, such as getting out of a chair.

The best way to move forward in this regard is to build your strength using large multi-joint movements, such as a squat. Movements like this help you build strength and they mimic activities like getting out of a chair, that we mentioned above. Now you might be thinking, I’m young I don’t have any problem getting out of a chair, this exercise is pointless for me.

You would be wrong.

The squat is a staple movement that can adjusted with the addition of weight all the way to elite olympic level. So it is about finding which level is right for your personal needs. We can all benefit from these kinds of simple exercises, and mastering them at the right level for you is what you need to focus on.

On the topic of mastering exercises, technique plays a crucial role. If you are to begin doing any strengthening exercises, you mist focus on the proper technique to begin with before you start increasing intensity. This will hugely increase your longevity!

Finally, after your hard work, make sure you have a great post workout routine to help stretch off the muscles and unload your body. The Phase 1 routine in the Back In Shape program is going to be a perfect option here! And to be quite honest, if you follow the full program you’ll be able to get the results you are looking for by getting back into working out with a safe, but effective program!

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