The Beginner’s Basic Strength Workout at the Gym

Are you new to weight training and looking for the best gym workouts for beginners? Or maybe you’ve taken some time off, now you’re back. To be fit, let’s start with the basics.

First, it’s important you recognize what it means to be a beginner in the weight room, how long you’ll be a beginner, and what the benefits and drawbacks are. Happily, there are many more benefits than drawbacks, so beginners can expect a positive experience from their strength workout at the gym!

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Oblique Workouts to Carve Your Waistline

Oblique WorkoutsThe physiques we most admire often have a V-shaped upper body tapering to a slim waistline—those defined lines running up the sides of six-pack abs are called the obliques. Most of us know how to work our surface abdominals in the front, but how to get those extra ridges above the waistline of our jeans? Try these bending and twisting oblique workouts.

Oblique Anatomy

Your oblique muscles surround your abs in the front part of your torso, serving as a part of your “core.” There is an external and internal oblique muscle on each side right and left: while one set sits a little closer to the top layer of your abs, all these muscles help you stabilize your spine and be fit.

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Should You Have a Daily Workout Routine?

Workout RoutineOne of the most effective things you can do to be fit, stay in shape and feel great, is to adopt a regular workout routine and make exercise a part of your daily life.

So, does “daily life” mean every day? Most experts say you need to take breaks for rest and recovery. But some people run or do morning calisthenics every day…what’s best?

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Want to Streamline your Time at the Gym? You Can!

man doing a bicep curlYou’re fitting workouts in between everything else you do. Want to get a lot done, break a sweat and reach your goals to be fit? Here’s a plan to streamline your time at the gym.

  • Have a Game Plan
    Streamlining starts with knowing what you’re trying to accomplish – in other words, what are your goals? You should know these for each workout! For example, you might have finally performed a pull up, so this week you’re working on two. Or, you’re bench pressing 125 pounds, now shooting for 130.
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