Make sure you get a good warm-up in and increase your body temperature so your muscles are ready to do the strenuous activity you're about to ask of it!
If you are just starting, or if it's been a while since you've lifted, make sure you focus on having really good form and engaging the right muscles with each exercise BEFORE you lift heavy weights. A trainer can help you with this!
Keep Track of Your Reps/Weight
Either using an app, or take a note on your phone, or using paper and pencil - keep track of how much you lifted, and how many reps you did. It will help you figure out how much to lift next time, and it's always really motivating to see those numbers go up as you progress!
Schedule Your Workouts
Make a plan ahead of time for which days you will work out. Put them on your calendar and commit to it! Life happens, but prioritize taking time for yourself and set a realistic goal for how many times you can work out and then plan around that.
Do A Cool Down
Make sure if you got your heart rate up, you do something to gradually bring it back down. Make sure to stretch or foam roll after a workout.
Stick With It!
Progress takes time so don't give up too quickly! A coach/trainer can help with accountability and making sure your workouts are fun and help you to meet your goals. Be realistic and if you can only commit 20 minutes a few days a week, then start there.
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