You are likely to succeed in your workout if you are using tips which have been proven to work. Without courage, you will never make it out of your coach when everyone is giving you contradicting information on what you should or should not do. You should remember that the first day is the hardest of all and you once you have that behind you the rest is a piece of cake. It is important that your goals be realistic because you will not get anywhere with exaggerated objectives.
You need to make working out a habit so that you can get to your goals. Therefore, do not be going to the gym once and lament on how your body and mind are not responding to the efforts you are making. Set aside 3 or four days for working out every week. It is possible to work out at home as long as you ensure you exercise for 150 minutes or more every week. Building good workout habits take time and you should not beat yourself up when you fall out of habit but rather pick from where you left and continue.
One way of learning is by observation especially for beginners but there is danger in copying people who are not doing the workout correctly. Lifting weights should be part of your exercise but do not bite more than you can handle especially during your novice days. The most important aspect of lifting is the isolation of muscle groups and lifting strategically to tone and build them using various techniques, angles and exercises. The better your contraction during lifts, the more the muscle you are targeting will grow. If you can contract the various muscle groups well, you will be able to grow them fully. It is not curling or using hips that counts in moving weights but rather squeezing the muscles.
Do not get confused by the online articles or magazines you read about the best techniques for working out. Also, focusing on one type of exercise in order to work on a specific muscle is a wrong approach. The best strategy to use is going compound lifts which include deadlift, lunge, squat, bench press, bent-over row and shoulder press. You should not compromise your spine when it comes to working out. It is better to maintain a perfect posture than getting to your target. Push your chest up, ensure your head and neck assume a neutral position and arch your back slightly. For the spine to be well protected, you need a perfect core. If you have a weak core, the same goes for your spine. Once you master these tips and apply them, you are assured of results within 8 weeks.