Most people sign up for fitness club membership for one common reason, losing weight. Others just want to maintain their body weight but develop more muscles. Your first attempt to try out a session at the gym may be new to you. What to do first, next and last is your concern. How to do your routines is your next query. Which specific machines to use is another afterthought.
These 4 samples of first day workout programs at the gym must give you some hints as to how you’re spending the rest of your sessions. Take them into consideration and compare with what your fitness guru has to suggest.
1. Warm-up, Treadmill Run, Abs Machine and Tone Down. You can start with 5 minutes of stretching your main body parts to be used for the entire session such as legs, arms, shoulders, neck and knees. Proceed with 20-30 minutes of treadmill walk and run. Start with low speed and increase as you reach the first 10 minutes. After cardio session, you can hit the abs twist machine for 5 minutes of abdomen strength training. Do not attempt to do more than that as it may shock your abdominal muscles. Culminate your session by cooling down on the treadmill for 5 minutes.
2. Stretch, Aerobics, Hip Abduction Machine and Tone Down. Stretch your muscles as your way of warming up for 5 minutes. After which, you can do your cardio by joining the aerobic session for 30-45 minutes depending on your energy level. Once done, you can manipulate the hip abduction machine to increase resistance on your hips and hamstrings. You can do it for 5-10 minutes. Finish your session by calming down your muscles through mild stretching for 5 minutes.
3. Warm-up, Treadmill Run, Arm and Leg Strength Training and Tone Down. Kick off by warming up for 5 minutes. You can do some rotation of your body parts like arms, legs, knees, head, neck and feet. Then, you can walk and run on the treadmill for 30 minutes or more depending on your tolerance. But usually, first timers should only do 20-30 minutes. You can do arm and leg strength training afterwards. Do not do dumbbells yet. Instead, you can get the assistance of a fitness instructor to guide you how to use the machines intended for them. Tone down by walking on the treadmill for 5 minutes.
4. Warm-up, Elliptical Machine, Abs Crunch and Tone Down. Do the warm up for 5 minutes and get to manipulate an elliptical machine for your cardio exercise for 30 minutes. This is followed by the abs crunches to aim attention on trimming your waistline and strengthening your abdomen muscles.
You can do it for 5 to 10 minutes. You can tone down by simple stretching for 5 minutes. If it’s your first time to be in the gym, do not hesitate to ask questions. It’s better than assuming. Fitness gurus are there to assist you with anything.