How To Start Working Out Again
It’s been a difficult time for all of us having to deal with the restrictions of being in quarantine. One restriction that has been the most difficult for me to deal with is not being about to workout at the gym. Although, I have been working out from home using my bodyweight. It’s just not the same as lifting weights at the gym. However, now that the quarantine constraints are starting to be lifted.
I wanted to share tips on how to start working out again after taking some time off. Whether it’s been a few weeks, months, and or even years. The tips that I am about to share with you. Have helped me get acclimated to working out again on a consistent basis. I hope that they can do the same for you. You’re going to be working out again like a pro in no time.
After taking a couple of months off from hitting the gym. When you get back, you are not going to be able to push the same weight you once did. With that said, I want to encourage to start off slow. If you try to pickup where you left off you could seriously injure yourself. If you use to workout five days a week. Start by working out two to three days a week. Once your body gets accustomed to working two to three days a week. Slowly work your way back up to working out five days a week.
When you start working out again, reduce the amount of weight that you are use to lifting. Yes. Your ego is going to take a hit. But it’s going to be worth it, when you build back up to where you once were. You do not have to reduce the amount of weight that you lift by alot. I personally have reduce the amount of weight that I lift anywhere from 10 to 15 pounds on some exercises. Just listen to your body and do what feels comfortable for you. If you can still lift the same weight, you did before taking time off. Then go for it. If not, then there is no harm in starting from where you currently are.
If you don’t want to reduce the amount of weight that you are lifting. Consider changing the amount of sets and reps that you do. If you are lifting less, then increase the amount of sets and reps that you do. In order to compensate for lifting less. If you are still lifting the same amount, then reduce the amount of sets and reps that you do. In order to get acclimated to lifting again.
I hope that you find these tips helpful as you make you way back into the gym. I recorded a YouTube video going over each of these tips. I’ve linked it down below for you to watch.
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