Body Building for beginners

Written by Ryan Fyfe

Body building or even just showing up at a gym can be intimidating for a beginner. Provided below are some tips that can help you get into body building, and into your first fitness club:

  • Seek Advice - There is no sense trying to learn it everything yourself when starting out in Body Building. Take some time to talk to others who are more experienced, and learn what you can from them. When using new equipment or a new exercise it is also always a good idea to talk to someone, to ensure that you donít get injured.
  • Sleep - When working out forrepparttar first time it is important to ensure that your body is gettingrepparttar 137189 rest that it needs. This will usually be more than what you were taking before!
  • Diet - Just as important as sleep itís important to ensure that your diet is keeping up with your exercise. This doesnít just mean eating more, it means eating better. Think of your body as an automobile. The more you drive a car,repparttar 137190 more fuel you need to put into it. You need to ensure that you are puttingrepparttar 137191 proper fuel in your car as well, to ensure that it will drive consistently and perform to spec.

  • Diamonds in the Ruff: How to find a good personal trainer.

    Written by Aaron M. Potts, ISSA CFT

    The question of how to find a good personal trainer is as old asrepparttar industry itself. In fact, it usually gets transformed into an even bigger question - should you even HIRE a personal trainer? Conveniently enough,repparttar 137059 answer to one of those questions will dictaterepparttar 137060 answer torepparttar 137061 other one - every time!

    The short and simple truth ofrepparttar 137062 matter is that you should only hire a personal trainer if you can find an effective one that is right for you. Here are several things to consider before you decide!


    The term professionalism should cover our prospective trainer's skills, as well as his/her ability to act in a professional manner. Both are critical torepparttar 137063 training process, and if a trainer is lacking in either department, it will spell doom for your program eventually, either inrepparttar 137064 short term, or later on downrepparttar 137065 road.

    The days of personal trainers just being jocks with a certification are (thankfully!) coming to a close. Today's personal trainer needs to be a consummate professional with regard to his/her actual skills, as well as ability to treat their clients in a professional and business-like manner.

    For now let's just agree that if your trainer doesn't have a clue about how to get you in shape, you probably don't want to hire that trainer!

    What about their level of professionalism? A good personal trainer will always maintain their professional bearing. They don't need to be some stick inrepparttar 137066 mud with no personality, but there are several things that a trainer should NOT be doing during a training session. These include things like staring at themselves inrepparttar 137067 mirror, daydreaming, excessively talking to other people, talking on their cell phone, checking out members ofrepparttar 137068 opposite sex, and just generally not focusing on you duringrepparttar 137069 workout.

    Your trainer should look professional as well. Althoughrepparttar 137070 actual clothing standards vary widely, some things that you should not see are excessive body jewelry,repparttar 137071 latest fashions such as arm bands, beanie caps, combat boots, etc., or any clothing or accessories that are worn simply as decoration or becauserepparttar 137072 style is in. The latest styles have absolutely nothing to do with your training program!


    Which level of personal training certification isrepparttar 137073 best has been and continues to be a matter of extreme debate. This article will not propagate that debate with further discussion ofrepparttar 137074 details. However, what you should take home isrepparttar 137075 fact that regardless of your fitness goals, your trainer should be qualified to train YOU.

    For general health and fitness, any ofrepparttar 137076 top 10 nationwide certification agencies offer acceptable programs. A brief list includes - but is not limited to -repparttar 137077 International Sports Sciences Association,repparttar 137078 American Council on Exercise, andrepparttar 137079 National Academy of Sports Medicine. There are others, and your trainer should be more than happy to point you torepparttar 137080 website that governs his or certification, so that you can learn more on your own.

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