Once you have established your cardio routine, ease into strength training to step up your game. Besides other things, strength training makes you fitter, helps you reduce or maintain body weight, and helps improve your body mechanics. For beginners who want to build muscle, there are a few things to keep in mind: 

Start With Your Body Weight

You can start building resistance with bodyweight training. Begin with knee push-ups, squats, regular push-ups etc. You can then move on to performing more challenging exercises such as headstands.

Start Slow

Start with two days a week, twenty minutes each. Then, build your way up. After a few weeks, add another day to your regime or slowly increase your workout time. Make sure that you are starting with a warm-up session to loosen up your muscle.

Planning Your Workout

As a beginner, you should only be investing two to three days a week for strength training. In such a case, you cannot focus on each part. Pair up upper body exercises with lower body workouts to maximize your calorie burn. For every exercise, aim for three sets with fifteen repetitions each.

Be Consistent

Initially, try to stick to the same moves to set a base. You can switch to other exercises as you move forward. Alternatively, you can increase weights as you progress. Slowly mix things and move your way up.

Eat Healthily, and Keep Yourself Hydrated

Plan your diet according to your goal. If you wish to lose weight, then you have to manage the calories. The right training, when combined with the right diet, will help a long way. Additionally, make sure that you are keeping your body hydrated at all times.

Strength training not only boosts energy level but also helps improve your mood. As a beginner, you will feel a little sore, parts of your body will perhaps ache. It is okay to give your body a little rest on such days. Remember to take it slow. Combine strength training with your cardio workout to see the difference.

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