How to Create an Effective Workout Routine
You’ve decided to embark on your very own fitness journey, creating effective workout routines for yourself. (Go you!!)
With so many choices, it can get confusing on where to start first. Learn how to start your fitness journey from the most qualified teachers.
Simplicity is key when it comes to starting a new workout routine. Who has time to be overwhelmed by confusing fitness advice? Surely, not you.
The information highway is overflowing with articles to help beginners get started on their fitness journey. But what many of them lack, is practicality. There’s a lot that goes into making the perfect workout routine, but as a beginner, your goal is to keep things simple so you can learn at your own pace.
If you are new to working out, your goal should be to make the smoothest transition possible into a healthier lifestyle. We’ve got a few things to focus on, which we hope will help ease your transition to improving your health and fitness.
Understanding Your Primary Goal
When starting a gymnastics home workout plan, a bulk of your training will aim to address your deficits. For many adults, this means addressing the deficits in mobility first. Why? Because it is your mobility that allows you to exercise safely through a full range of motion. The benefit is that you’ll see greater increases in strength while keeping your joints, injury-free.
Get the best of both worlds with this effective mobility and strength combo from our GB Foundation Courses.
Part of earning your mobility is learning how to control it. Think of it this way. You’ll want a fully functional range of motion that is equally strong and balanced through the entire movement. By adding your own strength to a specific range of motion, you will greatly increase joint health and athletic performance.
In the video above, this GB athlete shows excellent mobility and strength in his shoulders. This exceptional display of upper body strength wasn’t built overnight. It was made possible with a proven, progressive plan and a solid understanding of the basics.
The Building Blocks for Success
What is it that successful people do differently? Well for starters, they know exactly where they want to go. And more importantly, they know EXACTLY how they are going to get there. Successful people plan out a roadmap to their success.
If you are into reading maps, then you’ll know that there are many ways to get from point-A to point-Z. But we aren’t looking for just any way. We are looking for the fastest, most efficient route to get there. When it comes to your GB training, the fastest way to make progress is to learn the basics and master your foundations.
Go Slow Now, So You Can Go Fast Later
Working on the basics doesn’t mean that you will not work hard. On the contrary, fundamental gymnastic movements can be quite challenging for beginners to Gymnastic Strength TrainingTM. Having a strong balance of joint mobility and muscular endurance will allow you to train harder, recover quicker, and progress at an accelerated rate.
As Coach Sommer always says, “make haste, slowly.” Why the rush? There are no fast fixes. No shortcuts to success. To train with intensity is something that you are going to have to earn with consistency and patience.
Always Remember Why You Started
As a beginner, you will face many obstacles that can pose a challenge. This is true for anyone, from novice to elite. This journey only gets tougher, and ever more demanding, as those initial moments of enthusiasm fade and we are left with our individual resolve to overcome the challenges we face.
Your path to success will be challenging. The road will be difficult. And you will be tested, both physically and mentally.
But we are confident that you can complete the goals you set out to accomplish with the right tools and mindset.
Start your journey of fitness off on the right foot! We know that getting in shape can be challenging, but starting a GymnasticBodies beginner workout routine shouldn’t be.