At this time of year its common for people to start a new exercise regime or sport. Excitement and enthusiasm abounds and many of us want to hit the training with intensity! This is natural and you are to be commended as you have made a conscious decision to achieve your goals. Whether you are looking to lose weight, take on your first triathlon or increase your strength its only human to go for it.
You want results and you want them YESTERDAY!
Totally understand where your coming from BUT when you start any new physical activity its imperative that you fully understand the following:-
A - What you are doing.
B- How you are supposed to do it.
C- Possibly most important of all WHY you are doing it!
Getting the basics down has to be high on your list of priorities. Learning safe and effective technique may take a little while to begin with but once you have them sorted it will help you to reduce your risk of injury and in most cases increase performance as your body adapts to the training stimulus you have undertaken.
There are several ways you can learn the basics and these can vary depending on your personality and your budget. Some people prefer one to one training with a Personal Trainer others like the group environment which is usually a cheaper option. Then you have the home workout crowd who stick on the DVD player and get the job done.
All 3 options are viable routes to hitting your personal goals but just make sure you get somebody qualified to check your basic technique first.
Whoever you use to go over the basics with you should be able to get the teaching points across with a mixture of verbal and non-verbal cues.
So don't forget when you go for your next workout stay focused on what you are doing, how your doing it and why!
Be safe / stay active