Training assiduously is good but having a quality program is even better. Too often, practitioners in the weight room find it difficult to create their own planning. Suddenly, they do not hesitate to copy that of the neighbor as well as everything opposes them. This bad habit slows progression and can increase the risk of injury, especially for beginners. Here are the tips for following online fitness program.
Training indoors or at home?
For starters, the training location will have a direct influence on your training program. However, it is quite possible to carry out a quality training at home and ineffective indoor. It all depends on the intensity, your investment and your motivation.
Generally, training at home is of interest if you do not have a gym near you, if you are afraid of the gaze of others or lack self-confidence. Home training is economical since a bench, a few bars and dumbbells will do the trick.
Enrolling in a fitness room allows an infinite range of exercises thanks to free weights, guided machines, pulleys or cardio machines like the treadmill, the bike or the elliptical trainer. The gym keeps you motivated. The hard part is often to get there. Then, the atmosphere and the emulation aroused generally allow you to give the best of yourself.
- No one to correct you
- Crowded room during rush hour
- Sometimes the impression of “being judged”
Advantages and disadvantages of training at home and in the gym
In fact, it is up to you to decide which type of training is best for you, with of course the possibility of mixing the two. For example, it is not uncommon for cyclists to sign up for the gym to pedal warm in winter while taking advantage of the facilities to strengthen their muscles. If you are still undecided, we recommend the gym 😉 It will allow you to never fall into the routine while progressing in the long term.
Build a program according to your level
Your weekly bodybuilding program
For a beginner, we recommend a fullbody or halfbody type training 2 to 3 times a week, through 3 sets of 15 to 20 repetitions. The advantage is to be able to test a multitude of exercises while handling moderate loads. So you are more attentive to your execution technique.
When you took your first hour of driving, it would not have occurred to you to race against Formula 1. Ditto, in bodybuilding. If you’re just starting out, you need to go at your own pace to build muscle without hurting yourself. The challenge when starting out is to master the basic movements correctly. Strength training does not only consist in pushing a load from point A to point B. The placement of your back and more generally the execution of the movement must be acquired gradually, first empty and then with moderate loads.