Our Master Trainer Mark gives beginners some tips… subscribe to his feed on mark.bodireel.com for exclusive content
It can be quite daunting when you first take the leap into the unknown of ‘fitness and training’. You must remember though, every experienced lifter or trainer was once in the exact shoes you’re in now. We all had that feeling of not being quite sure of what you’re doing, whether you’re doing it right and generally feeling a little lost. But, that’s why I’m here, to hopefully settle those initial fears and feelings.
The amazing thing about lifting weights and training in general is- there’s always room to learn and room to improve knowledge. I would never claim to know it all and I constantly promise myself to never become complacent, but, having said that, I know I know enough to help others achieve their goals and my own. Here are a few tips if you’re just starting out on your journey, or, even if you’ve been training a while, some of these tips may be useful to you too!
1. Keep it simple. Both with your training and nutrition. Stick to a basic program for at least 6-8 weeks and try keep your nutrition habits basic, DO NOT OVER COMPLICATE with meal timings etc, it’s really not that serious, personally I like to eat when I’m hungry, I make sure I hit my numbers for the day but I would never eat by the clock (I’ll explain my nutrition in a few weeks). Most of us know how to eat ‘healthy’ the hard part is consistently doing so.
2. Don’t over do it. It’s easy to get carried away and feel like you want to unleash all this positivity in the first day or so, but, that’s not the way. You’ll hit a wall faster than you think. Taking your time and slowly easing yourself into it will be worth it in the long run.
3. Schedule yourself rest days and stick to them. This goes hand in hand with not over doing it. It’s definitely relevant to some experienced lifters. More is not always better. Your body will not be able to put out 100% day in day out. Why would you want to train sub 100%? Take that rest and re charge!
4. Get into the habit of tracking everything you do! That’s why Bodireel is a fantastic tool. It has everything you need to do this. How will you ever know you’re progressing or moving forward if you’re not keeping a record of what you’re doing? It’s great to look back 12,14,16 weeks from when you started and actually being able to see your progress, it’s a massive motivation!
5. Ask for help! Especially whilst you’re using the app. Use me, take the guess work out of it and ask me. I’ve been in the position you’re in and I’ve tried and failed so you don’t have to. You can contact via the app or by email firstname.lastname@example.org Alternatively you can visit my page mark.bodireel.com to subscribe to my feed and receive exclusive content and extras!