Choosing the right gym

 

In the last article for beginners, I dealt with more general and basic things … Today I would continue with the basics and start with something extremely important, and that is choosing the right gym.

If you are in a village or small town, the situation is simple, as your choice is in most cases limited to a single gym in the wider area. However, if you live in a larger city, you should decide how the fitness center meets the following criteria:

-location of the gym- Few of us are willing to drive for an hour by car through the whole city. You may ask someone why not, but if you count the hour for the trip there, the hour and moment for training and the hour for the trip back, it is no longer a negligible time and not everyone can cut it from their daily plan. In addition, it is necessary to supplement carbohydrates and other nutrients as soon as possible after training, and it is advisable to be at home in the comfort of your kitchen. The gym, which I currently mostly visit, is about 15 minutes away from my residence by a combined walk and tram ride. Then it takes me about another 15 minutes to prepare for training, either in the form of changing or warming up and warming up, so from the moment I leave home to the moment I start doing the first series, 30 minutes pass. Are you saying it’s a practical time? Yes, I also think

-the overall impression- The gym you want to visit for the next x months and in which you are determined to change your figure must catch your eye at first sight. You can’t train where you just don’t feel like it. Mental well-being during training is extremely important.

-Instructors and service- Attention to clients, kindness, professionalism and speed of service is perhaps a matter of course nowadays. The right coach should never let you practice with the wrong technique, and if he sees that you don’t know where to go, he should start paying attention to you immediately. Since I also worked as a gym trainer, I know that their position is sometimes not easy, but even so, if you do not notice that you are here for the first time and you are groping in the dark, if you have a stupidest question about exercise technicians, or if you are interested just anything else about strength training, don’t be afraid to ask the coach this! Believe me, he is there just because of you and if he is not a complete idiot, he will be very happy to attend to you!

-technical equipment of the gym- Each gym must have at least the following equipment. If he doesn’t have them, go elsewhere. And what is the whole basis? First of all, there are enough one-handed dumbbells and their high range. An ideal medium-sized gym (ie for a maximum of 20-25 exercisers) should have a minimum of two pairs of single arms in the range of 1.25kg to 20kg and then one pair of at least 50kg in reasonable steps (eg 1.25kg, 2.5kg). , 5kg, 7.5kg, 10kg, 12.5kg, 15kg, 17.5kg, 20kg – all in two pairs and then 25kg, 30kg, 35kg, 40kg, 45kg and 50kg in one pair). You probably won’t be interested in the upper limit for the time being, but the experienced 5Okg is usually not enough for experienced fighters, and believe me, it is quite a problem to find a gym that has one-arms up to 70 kg. Next in order of importance is the sufficiency of large loading dumbbells. You ask why? Because these, together with one-handed arms, will be the basis for the training of every beginner! Not complicated machines, but ordinary big and small dumbbells and hard work with them is what a beginner really needs! A large barbell on a bench-press bench, a large barbell for squats, a large barbell for deadlifts and rowing exercises, a large barbell for biceps lifts (even a bent EZ barbell) – this is the basis. If there are some of them in your gym (especially the bench one with the corresponding bench) more than once, this is a plus for you. If, on the other hand, there are no free dumbbells, hands off and immediately elsewhere! As far as fitness machines are concerned, the overview could be as follows: multipress (riding a large barbell in stands), pre-digging, burying, pulling pulleys (both lower and upper), peck-deck (butterfly machine), spraying machine (whether sitting or lying down) – that’s all the basis. Now I realize that I forgot to mention the positioning benches (with an angle from completely horizontal to completely vertical and always at least two) and also the basic thing – the crossbar. Aerobic exercise machines (stationary bikes etc.) are also a necessity and a sufficient number of them as well. Furthermore, mirrors on the wall, especially in front of individual positioning benches and in front of large dumbbells for squats and biceps lifts. Are you saying you don’t have to look at yourself during exercise? I would not say. Mirrors give you a unique opportunity to check the cleanliness and correctness of the exercise! Finally, with the technical equipment, I would like to list a few details that should be in order and in place: personal scales, pads (whether under you when exercising on the ground or under heavy dumbbells), stops and pins for machines and adapters (eg variously shaped bars for pulley exercises). that I forgot to mention the positioning benches (with an angle from completely horizontal to completely vertical and always at least two) and also the basic thing – the crossbar. Aerobic exercise machines (stationary bikes etc.) are also a necessity and a sufficient number of them as well. Furthermore, mirrors on the wall, especially in front of individual positioning benches and in front of large dumbbells for squats and biceps lifts. Are you saying you don’t have to look at yourself during exercise? I would not say. Mirrors give you a unique opportunity to check the cleanliness and correctness of the exercise! Finally, with the technical equipment, I would like to list a few details that should be in order and in place: personal scales, pads (whether under you when exercising on the ground or under heavy dumbbells), stops and pins for machines and adapters (eg variously shaped bars for pulley exercises). that I forgot to mention the positioning benches (with an angle from completely horizontal to completely vertical and always at least two) and also the basic thing – the crossbar. Aerobic exercise machines (stationary bikes etc.) are also a necessity and a sufficient number of them as well. Furthermore, mirrors on the wall, especially in front of individual positioning benches and in front of large dumbbells for squats and biceps lifts.