One of the biggest mistakes people make when they begin a fitness plan is to bite off more than they can chew. Instead of gradually increasing time, distance, speed, or — in the case of strength training — weight, they start off with an unreasonable goal and end up feeling dejected or incredibly sore. Worse yet, some people injure themselves so badly that they have to wait weeks or months before they can resume their workouts. If you're a neophyte exerciser, I highly suggest that you sign up for some private training sessions before you lace up your sneaks. If money is tight, do what I did some years back when I decided to start strength-training. I told my trainer that I could afford only three sessions and that I wanted to learn as much as I could from him during that time. I made him show me EXACTLY how to perform various exercises, I practiced in front of him so he could correct my form, and then I drew stick-figure illustrations of each exercise in a small notepad (you can also have someone snap digital pictures and download on your computer).
If private training is still too expensive, see if you can find a trainer who will allow you to buddy up. Alternatively, you can take a class or buy an exercise video from a reputable source. Another option is to barter services with someone who has the expertise you need.
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