The Gym Life
Just over a year ago now I decided I really needed to join a gym and start looking after my body. I never signed up because I thought I was fat or anything like that, but I will admit I've never partially liked my body or felt it was in good shape and I absolutely hated summer time and the thought of sitting in a bikini!
I have personally found joining the gym to be the best life choice I could have ever made. As I'd never joined a gym before I started first with a personal trainer who I spoke to about my goals, my eating style and my personal opinion on my body. After a few months I realised the difference was beginning to show and I felt dedicated and proud.
I wanted to write this post to to hopefully motivate anyone thinking about joining the gym and also to tell you my personal favourite exercises as I feel sometimes feel girls will shy away from doing weighted exercises due to thinking it'll give them muscles and therefore look manly.. I myself was a strong believer that this would be the case! However I have been doing at least 4-5 gym sessions per week now and in each of these I would be working out with weights. Although yes I have clearly gained some muscle this is not too much nore manly looking!!
In my 4-5 workouts I focus on:
Legs - squats, leg press, lunges, leg extension, deadlifts, leg curls/lying leg curl, hack squat.
Back - different variations of lat pull downs, different types of rows, deadlifts, pull ups, cable pull overs.
Arms - dumbbell curls, hammer curls, reverse curls, concentration curls, tricep press downs, over head tricep press, skullcrushers, dips.
Abs - planks, sit ups, crunches, cable crunches, wood choppers, leg raises, russian twists, penguins. With these I tend to use dumbell weights and medicinae ball weights.
Cardio - running machine; intense up hill walk, cross trainer, stair master, steppers, bikes.
I feel so much happier now with my body than I had ever felt before and for once am actually looking forward to summer and being able to wear a bikini comfortably and confidently. Although I strongly believe with the gym your always going to be able to make progression and up your game and for me looking and feeling good is my motivation.
Thanks for reading, let me know your comments.
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