The chances of getting the results you crave for are high if you have your facts right before you get into a workout program. It takes courage to get out of your comfort zone and join the gym when every other person seems to be better enlightened on what to do for a great outcome. What you should remember is that the first step is the hardest and if you get through that there is hope. Do not set unrealistic goals because you will be highly disappointed when you do not achieve them.
Fitness is not a once in a lifetime event but rather a habit. Therefore, do not be going to the gym once and lament on how your body and mind are not responding to the efforts you are making. Beginners should ensure they go to the gym at least 3 to 4 times in a week. For those who are exercising at home, the time used in exercise can be tracked in minutes which should not go below 150. Healthy workout habits take time to accomplish and you should expect to fall behind on such from time to time as a beginner but remember not to quitting.
There is nothing wrong with observing other people in action as you learn but be wary about copying people who are practicing the wrong thing. Lifting weights should be part of your exercise but do not bite more than you can handle especially during your novice days. The most important aspect of lifting is the isolation of muscle groups and lifting strategically to tone and build them using various techniques, angles and exercises. Muscle growth will be maximum if you contract more during the lifts. Do not focus on curling your biceps or using your hips to thrust the weight up but focus on squeezing the muscles in weight movement.
Do not get confused by the online articles or magazines you read about the best techniques for working out. You will not benefit yourself in any way if you concentrate on a certain workout hoping to get results on a specific muscle. Compound lifts are the best in workouts and they include shoulder presses, lunge, squat, bench presses, bent-over row and even deadlift. You should not compromise your spine when it comes to working out. It is better to maintain a perfect posture than getting to your target. The best posture is to have the neck and head in neutral position with the back slightly arched and the chest up. For the spine to be well protected, you need a perfect core. A weak core means there is no support for the spine. Once you master these tips and apply them, you are assured of results within 8 weeks.