When you start your workout with the basics at the back of your head, you are likely to succeed. Without courage, you will never make it out of your coach when everyone is giving you contradicting information on what you should or should not do. 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. You should be consistent in working out for your mind and even body to react to the changes. Set aside 3 or four days for working out every week. For those who are exercising at home, the time used in exercise can be tracked in minutes which should not go below 150. Building good workout habits take time and you should not beat yourself up when you fall out of habit but rather pick from where you left and continue.
Learning is through watching for most beginners but this can be dangerous when you are watching someone who is doing 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.
Be wary of taking advice from online articles or magazines without trying to understand the authenticity of the information. You will not benefit yourself in any way if you concentrate on a certain workout hoping to get results on a specific muscle. You should do compound lifts which include squats, bench presses, deadlift, lunge, shoulder press, bent-over row and even lunge. One of the things you should take care of while exercising is the spine. There is no need to assume a bad posture just because you are desperate to hit your target. Push your chest up, ensure your head and neck assume a neutral position and arch your back slightly. Work on getting a strong core and you will get a healthy spine. There is no way you can have a healthy spine if your core is weak. Following these tips will give you great results in less than 8 weeks.