As lockdown restrictions ease, many people have been counting down the days and weeks until they can step foot in a gym again and work out. Well, the time is finally here! Over the last couple of weeks, the gyms have been up and running again, welcoming back new and familiar faces across the country!
But, the thought of going back to the gym for a workout may be a little daunting for some. Therefore, we have put together a short guide on how to get ready to work out at the gym again!
Let’s take a closer look below.
Comfortable Gym Wear
Although there are some people that managed to maintain their exercise and continue to workout at home throughout lockdown, for many of us this wasn’t the case. Therefore, it may be time to grab your Nike discount codes and shop some new gym wear that is comfortable and on trend.
Being comfortable during your workout is essential, so it’s important that you have gym wear that is flexible, stretchy and ideal fabrics that are able to wick away sweat with ease.
Once you have your suitable gym attire, the next step to do is to start planning your workout session. Not only do you want to plan your workout, but your routine too. You want to ensure that your workout is meaningful and is going to help you to get to the end goal that you are working towards.
If it has been a while since you have worked out, you will definitely want to start small and gradually build up your workout. So, put a plan in place as to how you are going to build up your workout routine over a course of a few weeks. Everyone will have different goals and your body may take longer to get used to more intense workouts than others, so make sure you put together your own workout plan that is bespoke to your body. Getting a PT to help you can also be hugely beneficial.
Not only does it help to have long term goals, but short term goals are particularly important when you are beginning to workout again. Is your goal to feel fitter? Be stronger? Or do you have a competition in mind that you want to achieve? You need to take all this into consideration when setting goals and putting your fitness plan together. It’s also helpful to work backwards from the date of a competition, as this will ensure that you have planned enough time to be as fit and as strong as you can for the event.
Throughout lockdown, your eating habits have also probably changed a bit and you may have been eating some unhealthy foods. Therefore, you should begin to slowly adapt your eating habits to start eating healthy foods and a well-balanced diet that will help you with your gym workouts and training.
Hopefully, this short guide will help you to get ready to work out at the gym again, so you can get back to your fitness levels and routine that you had before lockdown.