The good news, however, is that if you stick to a consistent training program throughout a four week period, you’ll be surprised at just how much you can achieve!
What You Need to Know to Get Going
If you are beginning a fitness program and you really would not call yourself “fit” at all – then it is important to know that you are not going to able to run a marathon after just four weeks. However, it might be possible to run a 5K in four weeks, if you are careful depending on your beginning fitness level.
Even if you have a base level of fitness, one important thing to remember is that our body needs to adapt to whatever kind of exercise you are doing. Even if you do not get too out of breath running, for example, you might find that if you run too much, you will get a leg injury that will set you back weeks while you recover.
This is why, as frustrating as it can be, you need to build your fitness gradually over a four-week period… and beyond.
What is Achievable in a Short Time
What you definitely CAN achieve after just a few weeks of following a fitness program is a very solid foundation for continued fitness. As long as you work out consistently (e.g. 4 days per week, every week) then this will set up a habit that will serve you very well in the future.
You will also be very surprised at how quickly you find things becoming easier. For example, you might start out running for just one minute at a time, and walking for a couple of minutes in between each run. However, after just a few weeks, you will probably be able to run for 15 minutes or longer. Now THAT is amazing progress.
The key here is not to compare yourself to people who have already been working out for a long time. Instead, compare yourself to where you’ve come from. If you can climb a big flight of steps without stopping to catch your breath – when just a few weeks ago you could barely make it up the first few steps – then that is massive progress that will improve your everyday life!
In order, tо maximize уоur fitness routine, bе ѕurе tо аlwауѕ stretch. Stretching will hеlр tо prevent injury. Mаnу timеѕ уоu mау think thаt уоu dо nоt hаvе tо stretch, оr thаt if уоur exercise iѕ light еnоugh thаt уоur bоdу will stretch itself. Thiѕ iѕ nеvеr thе case, аnd bесоmеѕ mоrе important thе older уоu get. Alwауѕ stretch tо prevent injury аnd gеt thе mоѕt оut оf уоur workout.
Take care and be well.