2022 was a great year for beginners hitting the gym for the first time. Whether it was learning how to use the equipment, making some new friends, or even hitting a new personal record in a lift, newbies to the gym got their fair share of wins both big and small in the gym. Unfortunately, as many beginners know, there are a lot of mistakes that are often made when first starting your journey in the gym. Even more so, in 2022, there were SO MANY beginner fitness trends that occurred and ultimately set so many beginners back in their fitness journey. Because of this, I wanted to share with you a few beginner fitness trends that need to DIE by 2023. After reading this article you will be well equipped to tackle the new year with a better outlook on working out at the gym.. and who knows.. you might start feeling like less of a beginner! And although stopping some of these trends might help your success in the gym, I HIGHLY recommend to quit doing ALL of them for the best results.
Beginner Fitness Trends that Need to DIE by 2023
Expecting Results Overnight
You’ve just done your first bicep curl, look in the mirror, and say “where are my muscles.” This is such a common theme for beginners who started lifting in 2022. They expect that after the first time they step into the gym, that they will look like the Incredible Hulk after. Well, maybe not that extreme, but you get the point. The advice I always give to someone starting, is to try to implement a routine that you could follow the rest of your life. This makes it realistic for them, and sets them up for long term success.
Doing Stuff You Hate
Just started running, and you hate running? This is a common theme for so many beginners in 2022. They do a certain type of exercise simply because they saw someone else doing or it got results for them. If you don’t like doing a certain exercise, even if it gets good results, it is not worth your time. As we mentioned previously, this is not a sprint. You want to pick activities you enjoy, so you do them for a long period of time.
Working Out for Others
So many beginners who started working out in 2022 starting working out because they want to “pick up the ladies” or something along those lines. This is incredibly common, and will lead to burning out and a loss of interest. If you start working out to get a relationship, and actually get a relationship, then guess what.. you will stop working out. All of the benefits from exercise will be completely lost. If you don’t get a relationship, then you will get frustrated and stop lifting as well. You should start working out because you want to do it for yourself, not for others.
Eating Crazy Diets
Juice cleanses, liver diets, and everything in between. If you are a beginner and are trying to do a crazy diet in 2022, then you are really wasting your time. These diets are typically called crash diets, and may lead to some weight loss quickly, but nothing long term. The best diet consists of a balance of vegetables, fruits, whole grains, and lean meats. Of course, with desserts, alcohol, and other empty calories in moderation. Just like your exercise routine, you just find a healthy diet you can stick to for a long period of time.
Doing Tik-Tok Workouts
By far one of the most prevalent beginner fitness trends that needs to die by 2023 is following Tik-Tok workouts. So many beginners will see someone on tiktok or another website do a crazy workout that is supposed to give instant results. Unfortunately, this is never the case as the people who make these videos are usually on drugs, very experienced, and simply trying to sell you something. Stick to reputable websites and follow a full body beginner workout program for the best results. If you don’t have one, we actually designed a simple low impact exercise program for beginners, below.
These are of course just a few of many fitness trends for begginers that really need to stop by 2023. Try to stop doing ALL of them for the best results. Good luck!
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