That’s it, it’s decided, you are registered in a gym. (maybe even after reading the article “ getting into sport: advice from a lazy old man ”: D) It took a bit of courage – and certainly a lot of your savings . But, and I can completely understand, we have ALL been there, the first time … we are not very comfortable. Sometimes we even get stressful. So that should be your moment for yourself, or you let go. So we’re going to start over, and make sure it goes well . (and that you want to go back. And the next day too. and the day after that too. And every other day: D)
1. We equip ourselves
There is no point in running (well, yes, but not there right away), it is better to start on time. So we choose an outfit that goes well.
Everyone does what they want, the goal being that you feel GOOD in it . We forget everything that spins the complexes, it is useless to add stress.
Personally, I’m very tight black tank top and capri pants or shorts – my uniform for 3 years, because that’s how I feel the freest, but it’s really how YOU feel it.
The idea is that no one except you will pay attention anyway, but it’s a shame not to dare to do such and such an exo “because we are going to see my belly” or “I did not shave them. calves ” (yes, girls have that kind of consideration.)
Note that some venues do not allow women to wear shorts / bras / tank tops., suddenly we find out before. (It only happened once that I was asked to change because I was in a tank top with thin straps, I put on a sweater to finish my session. And never came back. These rules are often due to worry caused by guys who are too insistent in the gym … And out of the question to train in a turtleneck because a bunch of morons can’t hold their hormones.)
B. The shoes.
It all depends on whether you are going to run or not. If so, choose the right running shoes carefully.
Otherwise, you are more free to choose. For machines and free weights, prefer shoes with completely flat soles for better stability (you can look in the “training” section at Nike for example) and for co classes, slightly light sneakers are always preferable. It’s up to you to see your usage during the first sessions
C. The rest:
I will do an article on the accessories I use in the gym, but in the really essentials, we find:
- A bottle of water– staying hydrated before, during and after exercise is essential.
You can use supplements (like BCAAs and pre-workouts) but if you’re just starting out, a good ol ‘bottle full of mineral water is enough!
- A towel– most of the best gym for ladies near me want everyone to have their own towel, to put on the machines and mats, so that everyone does not benefit from their perspiration. (normal.)
- weight training gloves (if you have fragile little legs) afterwards it’s a question of comfort and aesthetics. Personally, I really like the gloves from G-loves because they are 100% unique , but you will find them at all prices in sports stores.
- So … mentally, you should be prepared too. You are motivated, you have goals to achieve, it will and will be time to give it your all.
Oh, and I’m putting it there, but if you’ve really been out of sports for a long time, a little doctor’s check-up can’t hurt. Just make sure that all is well, and that we start on a healthy basis.
2. We take courage with both hands
We are equipped for the battle, so much the better. Now we are physically ready . Now, we’ll have to take the plunge and go for good. Often, the gym is chosen based on price and proximity and we rarely have a choice of atmosphere. It is suddenly easier (but a little less motivating) to go there if (when you are a girl) it is a “girls” club like Lady Moving or Amazonia. It’s reassuring, and there are no tough guys to play around with the weights, and you feel at home more quickly. If it’s a tough gym, and even there for guys, it’s not easy to go and fuck over there in the middle, we ‘ll have to play down. Because it’s just THE IDEA that you got it. These guys, they started out like you at one point, there was a time when they weren’t muscular at all (even too thin / overweight, and that you won’t know at first glance) and they are far too busy with their own training to pay attention to you, the new kid, who arrives with your towel under your arm. And even better, they will be happy to help if they can. Do not forget that working your body, it necessarily starts from 0, and that EVERYBODY goes through it.
3. We do our (first) quiet session or
There you are, fully equipped, and it’s time to get down to business.
I don’t know how to use the machines:
So ok, sometimes the machines look a bit threatening. Like the people who are on it actually. But there is nothing to worry about there either. Already, in the vast majority of cases, there are small drawings on each that show how to use it : what movement to do and what muscle (s) it works. If there’s one you are unsure of, stand in a corner and watch someone else use it.
Most importantly, the gym staff are LA to help . They are all trained in the optimal use of the machines and they will know how to guide you on the right position to adopt and the right movement to achieve to obtain as much gainzzzz as possible