For a beginner, the gym can be a very scary and intimidating place. If you’re feeling the pressure of the new year to step inside a gym but have that overwhelming fear of gym anxiety, know that you’re not alone. These are my three tips on how to get confident at the gym and workout.
If you’re new to strength training, you may get overwhelmed with all of the machines at the gym, not to mention the gym rats who practically live there. You may even walk right back out after realizing everyone around you pretty much looks like a pro (that’s exactly what I did LOL). Don’t worry, I’ve figured out the key to slowly overcome that gym anxiety.
Tip Number One:
Make sure you are wearing something you feel comfortable to work out in, along with packing all of the right things in your gym bag.
Tip Number Two:
Go to the gym at times where there is less foot traffic. Get familiar with the different machines and what is available at your gym. Don’t be afraid to ask questions. Ask someone who works at the gym if you have any questions about any of the machines.
Tip Number Three:
This is probably the most important tip that will help with your anxiety, and that is to have a game plan. Have a list of all of the exercises you want to do. Use the internet to see what equipment you need and how to do them. If you’re starting from square one, keep your workouts simple.
Strength training is very important to any workout routine, especially if you’re trying to gain muscle. My friend Sarah is very passionate and knowledgeable about this subject, so I’ve decided to pick her brain a bit. She’s sharing four strength training exercises you can start adding into your workout routine TODAY. In this video, Sarah shows you how to do Dumbbell Squats, Dumbbell Strict Press, Hollow Holds, and Dumbbell Dead Lifts. I’m going to show you an easier, modified version of each workout.
The goal of this video is to slowly add strength training into your workout routine, have a game plan when going to the gym, and perfect your form before adding intensity or other strength training exercises. By doing this, you’ll be more confident and have no fear with working out at the gym.
I hope this video was helpful and hope you gained at least one thing from it. Check out Sarah’s Fitness Instagram for more tips and information!