What makes a good gym?

Dumbells in a gymHave you decided to join a gym? Many will do so after the Christmas and New Year excesses. But do you know what gym to join? Do you know what to look for when choosing a gym? Read on to find out what makes a good gym and share your own thoughts below.

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The squat


The squat is the king of all leg exercises and arguably of all exercises. It works not just the legs but the whole body. How? I hear you ask. I will answer that by explaining how to perform the squat. Continue reading

New clothes

It seems I’d better invest in a Van Heusen shirt as it seems never to go out of fashion. Less shopping to be done and more time to spend fighting the iron. The next post will be about the squat and believe me, you will pile on muscle with that exercise and not just leg muscles. Because you recruit a large number of muscles when doing the squat, you get more growth hormone, testosterone and other hormones coursing through your veins. You might well need another shirt yourself after working out your chicken legs!

Your first visit to the gym

IF you join a gym for the first time, you may be overwhelmed by the number of exercise machines there. Even if you are a regular user of gyms, every gym has different machines and you may encounter a machine you have never used before. This happens to me all the time.

If you have never worked out in a gym before, as part of the familiarisation process, I recommend you try out all the machines in your first visit. Continue reading

The beginning

I have decided to post a few regular articles on lifting weights and keeping fit. I intend to keep articles short so they are quick to read and absorb. Let’s get started straightaway.

Which is better for a newbie? Whole body workout every session or working separate muscle groups?
I recommend a whole body workout for the beginner. Muscles work together so it is not that easy to work a group in isolation. and at the beginning, there is no need to focus so much on a particular muscle group, even if you just want bigger biceps. You should concentrate on getting fitter instead.

That’s it for now. More to come next time.