Going To The Gym: Are You Ready?

Going To The Gym Today?

As an Austin personal trainer for over 20 years, I can assure you that starting a fitness regimen, and going to the gym can be a lot of things to a lot of people. Some will look to reclaim lost glory from a bygone era when their biceps swelled so greatly, they could virtually feel the envy of their fellow man. Others will consider giving it another try, though they’ve been jaded by a lack of results, along with a self conceived notion of condescension from more physically fit folks at the gym. Some folks, on the other hand, have decided to risk feeling be made light of, and are now wanting to give a great effort towards health and fitness.

Frankly, anyone in any of the aforementioned groups is facing a monumental hurdle in going to the gym. Getting it back, getting it going, or getting over preconceived notions is a daunting undertaking.

For those seeking to reclaim their lost gym glory and high school physique, patience will be more than a virtue. It will become a healthy necessity. Going to the gym and doing too much too soon can have disastrous consequences. Tearing muscles off bones is not just a painful horror story, but a legitimate reality that occurs when too much weight is lifted and the connective tissue isn’t as strong as it needs to be to support the contracted muscle. Non disconnecting tears, graded 1 through 3 by their severity, are also a possibility, and frankly, a rather more likely one.

Other folks who are contemplating going to the gym again, but who once tried it out, but ended up up frustrated and dissatisfied, will have their own share of hurdles to conquer. Negative associations can linger within all of us and taint any activity or pursuit. Even when it was something we drummed up in our own minds. Removing these negative thoughts and associations is paramount to this person’s success. It’s a new day and a new journey. Take in the positive energy and stay focused on your path instead of trying to conquer Rome in a single day. It takes time, and quite honestly, unless you’re acting like a buffoon in the gym, nobody is really paying any attention to you anyway.

The last aforementioned group is the fitness newcomers. They have a lot to learn, obviously, in everything from proper gym etiquette, techniques, nutrition, etc. Everybody would greatly benefit from this knowledge bank, of course, but starting off on the right foot is crucial so as to not get injured, at the very least. Going to the gym for these folks involves quite a learning curve.

Whether you’re a seasoned veteran of fitness or a rookie taking their first steps into a gym, positive thinking is necessary when going to the gym, as is a good plan of action in order to achieve success. Rookies can easily make blunder after blunder and end up with nothing other than frustration, and gym rats, on the other hand, can find themselves misdirecting their energy and efforts and ending up with the same result. Nothing. Take it slow and easy and feel your way through the process. If you’re feeling frustrated and like you’re spinning your wheels, call in an experienced, well qualified, professional trainer
and whatever you do, stick with it!

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My name is Andy Bruchey and I founded Complete Fitness Design over 20 years ago. I specialize in weight loss/gain, including the addition of quality, lean muscle mass, corrective flexibility, post injury rehabilitation, nutrition and sports specific training.
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