7 tips for a good start with strength training

7 tips for a good start with strength training

Strength training. It makes your muscles stronger, improves your metabolism, gives you more strength, improves your posture and makes you feel fitter. The list of benefits is endless. In any case, it is good to do strength training. But... Where do you start?

Normally you don't just walk into a gym and start lifting weights on a weight bench. In fact, that's probably the worst starting point. The likely result of that hasty start is an injury – or at least severe muscle pain – and nothing is more demotivating than pain. So don't do that.
 


<h3>And it continues on paper</h3>

And it continues on paper

The next step is on paper, namely creating a workout schedule! Doing some exercises that fit your goal without obligation does not work in the long term. So, to begin with, determine a few moments to spend on strength training. Divide it over the whole week to avoid overloading your body. For example, if you go for muscle growth, then three hours of training divided over seven days is enough.

<h3>Who, what and with what</h3>

Who, what and with what

If you know which muscle groups you want to train when, you can determine what you want to train with. A home gym or Smith machine is very suitable if you want to do a full body workout every time. By the way, you can also train different muscle groups on this device. Do you want to focus alternately on different muscle groups? With a fitness bench, weight bench and various accessories you can train different parts of your body. What if you don't want to exercise too hard but you do want to lose weight or work on strengthening the muscles? Working out with an exercise bike or cross trainer helps improve your muscle strength.

<h3>Eat well</h3>

Eat well

Growing muscle means providing building blocks. These building blocks come in the form of proteins. So always make sure you get enough protein. An average, healthy diet contains enough protein. If you consciously go for an intensive workout to build extra muscle, you need to get extra protein. You can get this in the form of supplements or special shakes, for example.

You can do strength training in the gym, but you can also train at home. We have all the devices and accessories to make your home workout a success.

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