Back to Basics: Establishing Your Goals
Revisit the basic steps to starting a workout plan and take your fitness to new heights.
The average guy first starts his fitness journey when something makes him realize there needs to be a change. Maybe it's the number on the scale, or the feeling in his lungs after climbing a flight of stairs. Regardless of the reason, out of impulse, he goes and signs up for his his very first gym membership. Equipped with zero guidance and some bad advice from a friend at the gym (who doesn't have a clue about fitness, despite the large biceps), he starts attacking the weights and running feverously on the treadmill.
It's a couple of weeks later and he's lost some weight, gotten a little stronger, but isn't any happier. He's already lost on his journey to fitness, because he never asked himself where it all was leading. Shortly after, his “new gym membership high,” starts to dissipate and before you know it, he completely stops going.
Fitness is a beautiful thing that can change every aspect of your life in a positive way, but most never take the time to figure out what it is they want out of it. Let this series help bring you down to reality and bring your workouts back to basics:
Target Muscles: Full Body and Mind
Level: Beginner to Advanced
Equipment Needed: Notepad and Pen