Aug. 28, 2012 - Used with permission from Greatist.com
No matter how long a person’s been going to the gym, there’s always more to be learned. From new equipment to gym etiquette to tips for properly moving and caring for your body, Greatist's got you covered. We’ve found 16 more ways to get more out of the gym for newbies and veterans alike.
1. Work with a personal trainer.
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Find someone who will bend over backwards to help you leap to new heights. Studies suggest people who work with trainers are more likely to stick to an exercise routine than people who work out on their own.
2. Work out with a partner.
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Hitting the gym with a buddy can increase accountability and keep spirits high.
3. Stay hydrated during workouts.
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4. Avoid the crowds.
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Go during the off hours to prevent pile-ups at the weights or cardio machines.
5. Take a class.
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Don’t be a wallflower. Join a class to have fun, meet people, and shake up your normal gym routine.
6. Avoid distractions.
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Stay focused to get the most out of a workout.
7. Try new activities.
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Even if your body isn’t built for a particular sport, your muscles can still benefit from adding new activities to your routine.
8. Don’t be scared of free weights.
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Dumbbells and barbells can offer a great full-body workout, even in a small space.
9. Share the equipment.
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There’s no need to squabble. Let someone else work in and crank out some supersets while waiting your turn.
10. Up the resistance.
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Visit Greatist.com to see the complete list of 16 tips.