This is a series of articles, videos and podcasts on how to start working out again after you’ve lost most, if not all of your muscle or are starting from scratch.
Leaving the military has been the real test of keeping in shape. The real world takes up a lot of time. Same with high school or university athletes. Things get harder when being strong and muscular are not part of your job.
So I’m posting articles, resources and related videos for more depth and to answer specific reader questions as they come in to me:
For example: Answers to “What are sets and reps?”
Lots of tips and answers for subscribers on how to start working out in the monthly free newsletter which you can sign up for at the end of this article.
If you would prefer to read this on your kindle, you can purchase a copy of this on amazon here: “How To Start Working Out” by Raymond Burton.
There is also a helpful podcast with lots of answers on how to start working out below. It’s after the newsletter sign up.
If you don’t find answers to the fitness questions you have, ask me in the comments after this post.
How To Start Working Out: Step 1
Thoughts lead to feelings, causing actions that create your results.
Change is hard. Let me set the record straight right here right now. You absolutely have the ability to improve your fitness and health. If you are human (and I hope you are, if not “live long and prosper”) then you can get in shape, lose weight, build muscle or whatever. But it will take work. Read that again. If you are human, you can get in shape.
I only say this because some people believe they are born a certain way and cannot improve. “It’s genetics,” they say. Genetics do matter. But effort, consistency and focus matter a whole lot more.