New Year Workout Routine
If you’re one of the many people who has decided to get in shape for your new years resolution, it can daunting, but fear not I’m here to help. A lot of people feel intimidated or awkward when first joining the gym, but that’s the best thing about joining in January. There’s a whole bunch on newbies for at least 4 weeks, just make sure you aren’t one of those that quits after 4 weeks, but has to pay for the next 6 months. Them sneaky contracts and salesmen know what they are doing!
So you’re in the gym and it’s time to decide what new year workout you want and should do. You may be tempted to just do cardio but I strongly suggest you don’t, unless you’re training specifically for a marathon or something similar. If you think about when have you ever seen a runner who looked good aesthetically? If you’re thinking about sprinters don’t, their training is far from just cardio. Another point I would like to make is that runners are plagued by injuries.
So the question is what is a good work out for a new year resolution newbie. A lot of bodybuilding magazines and articles would suggest long programmes training one body part a day. But realistically a newbie to the gym and training, is going to physically struggle lifting that much and will probably quit. When you start lifting muscular gains are easy to come by and you will see improvement, on what feels like a day to day basis. That is providing your nutrition is on track and you’ve got your protein handy.
So what I’m suggesting is a basic lifting programme based on the http://stronglifts.com/5×5/ strength principles. To start I would suggest lifting 3 times a week and just doing these 5 lifts for 5 reps and 5 sets:
- Bench Press
- Overhead Press
- Barbell Row
It’s as easy as that. I guarantee if you stick to this routine, you’ll be on your way to gains. This is the best new year workout for newbies you will find anywhere. I wish someone had given me this advice when I started training, it would of saved me a lot of wasted time.