Updated: Feb 21, 2019
Investing in gym membership is one important step in moving towards a fit and healthy lifestyle. However, once you walk onto the gym floor you may find yourself feeling a little confused or even lost by what greets you. The machines, the activity, the sound and energy of a busy gym, all can disorientate and confuse.
So, where to start?
The first logical step for anyone training in the gym, whether a new or an established member, should be to warm up their body. The point of warming up is to wake up your body - and don t expect to have a great workout if you are sleepy!. Warming up before working out should also be undertaken to put you in the right mental state to perform your exercises.
If you have a previous bad experience when running, or similar, try to work around such a problem by warming up your knees. You should also apply this principle knowing what your own physical capabilities and past injuries are. After all, only you know your body and where it is stronger and weaker.
Also, please bear in mind that your knees, particularly, are easy to damage. So it is crucial to not start your fitness process by injuring your knees! If you do, you will create problems for yourself moving forward.
In my opinion effective warm up exercises involve a strong core cardio’ element, such as running, rowing or cycling.