Here we are, first week of January. Happy New Year! How were your holidays? Totally amazing, right? You’re well-rested and well-fed and ready to CRUSH your goals for 2019!
How many of you have been to the gym this week? How many times? Or do you avoid it because it’s crazy town? The wait for the squat rack is a lineup longer than a Black Friday sale at Best Buy? I feel you.
Or maybe you’ve been steering clear of the gym because you’re not exactly sure what you’re supposed to do while you’re there. Run endlessly on a loop without actually getting anywhere, like a hamster? Grunt explosively in between taking selfies in the gym mirrors while you practice your posing and search for the best lighting to create muscle definition?
Never fear! Everyone you see strolling nonchalantly around in spandex (in public!) had a first day in the gym. The staff at the gym are there to provide guidance and direction (and if they don’t, it might be time to find a new gym!). Seasoned gym-goers are usually more than happy to help and impart their vast (ahem) wisdom and knowledge. Just don’t interrupt in the middle of a set to ask questions or for a spot.
To help you ensure that you make the most of your time in the gym, I’ve created this week’s Instagram series and Facebook posts on the foundational exercises that a well-rounded strength training program should include. Now, ALL of these exercises do not need to be included on each and every day, but they should be distributed fairly evenly across your total workouts for the week.
Are you ready to get your sweat on? Grab those headbands and legwarmers and let’s get ready to read!
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