Step One of the Game Plan: A beginners guide to working out


Isabella Thatcher, Reporter


   It can be challenging trying to get in shape, especially when one does not know how. These workouts will ensure that athletes can keep up with their abilities and boost their health.

   One of the most important aspects for athletes to remember is consistency. It is imperative for them to keep working towards their goal and not lose sight of what they want. Even if one can only workout for ten minutes, it is better than nothing.

    Try a form of exercise that sounds interesting. For example, yoga is a form of exercise that many people disregard. However, yoga is one of the best ways to gain flexibility in the joints and gain core strength when the gym is hard to get to. It is also great for people hoping to slowly work their way from easy levels to more difficult ones. In no time, athletes will be able to move with increased fluidity, helping them stand out at tryouts.   

   Beginner HIIT (high intensity interval training) workouts are amazing. HIIT workouts are great for people who do not have much time but want to gain muscle quickly. This type of exercise is highly customizable, allowing people of all skill levels to get  a full body workout.

   Athletes going to the gym would benefit from developing a workout schedule. Each day should include a specific set of muscles to work on. This gives athletes a good idea where to start when they are overwhelmed and creates a sense of order.

   Dieting is key when trying to work out. People need to make sure they are getting the nutrition they are demanding from their body. If athletes do not fuel their body, they can easily get muscle fatigue or injury. It is important that athletes also drink as much water as possible to stay healthy and hydrated.

   Getting started with work outs can be difficult, however, when one knows where to start, it can be a fun journey.