Most of us jump into fitness eager to start building muscle or losing weight🏋️. We expect results immediately and get disappointed if we don't see any progress🤦. In reality, it's the lack of knowledge and proper foundation for exercising that hinders our progress and efficiency of workouts. Although we could be doing the right set of exercises, we might not be engaging the proper set of muscles resulting in poor progress.
Before jumping into full strength training workouts, you should consider mastering the fundamental of simple body weight exercises. These include pullups, pushup, squats, planks, burpees and glute bridges. When these exercises are combined, they utilize all the muscle groups and main motions required for strength training. Once you have these simple exercises mastered, only then are you ready to start taking your training to the next level with a proper workout regimen. 👉Mastering the pullups will give you the proper muscle engagements needed to perform the back and bicep exercises. You should perfect doing 10 pullups.
👉 Mastering the pushups is mastering the motions for dips and bench press. You should perfect at least 15 pushups.
👉 Squats are the fundamental movement for all leg exercises. You should perfect 20 reps.
👉 Planks help you develop your core strength and work on body stabilization which are needed to master many strength training exercises. You should hold the plank for at least 60 seconds.
👉 Mastering burpees gives your muscles the endurance it needs to tackle strength training.
👉 Mastering glute bridges strengthens your core and your back. A strong back is needed for a strong body!
With these basic exercises mastered under your belt, you will successfully move onto strength training and start achieving results.
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