In Fitness, Does Slow & Steady Win The Race? | Stephen Coleclough
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In Fitness, Does Slow & Steady Win The Race?

In Fitness, Does Slow & Steady Win The Race?

If you’re starting a brand new fitness journey, you may be tempted to attack things full throttle from the very beginning.

However, this isn’t always the best course of action.

In fact, it’s often a case of ‘slow and steady wins the race’ when it comes to fitness.

Here are the benefits of starting your fitness journey slowly.

You can reduce the chance of injury

When you’re just beginning a fitness journey, it’s important to remember that there’s always the chance of injury.

Though this is true whenever you’re exercising or working out, it is much more likely to occur when your body is getting used to something new.

By starting off slowly, you will allow your body time to adjust to its new regime.

Plus, you will reduce the chances of overdoing it and causing damage.

You can build your strength gradually

As is the case with any form of fitness, it’s important to build your strength up gradually.

You won’t be able to start off a fitness journey and immediately be strong enough to do everything you want to do.

So, things must be built up gradually.

If you take things slow, you will allow your body the chance to improve at a slow and steady pace.

It helps fitness to become part of your lifestyle

Unless you have been dedicated to fitness before, the chances are that it’s not part of your lifestyle.

This means that you’ll need to make changes and adjustments.

If you start your fitness journey slowly, you have the opportunity to gradually factor fitness into your day more and more.

You’re less likely to become bored and disinterested

Though it can be tempting to throw everything you’ve got into a new fitness regime, this could lead to you becoming bored and disinterested far sooner that you would like.

Instead of working out every day, opt to work out a few times a week.

Instead of signing up for a range of fitness classes, carefully select one or two.

By starting off slowly, the novelty of starting something new is likely to last a lot longer.

When it comes to fitness, it’s always best to start things off slowly.

Then, over time, you can gradually increase the amount of exercise you do when the time is right.

Stephen Coleclough
Stephen Coleclough

Stephen Coleclough is a personal trainer and online fitness/nutrition coach from the UK. He loves heavy squats, smashing PRs and bacon sandwiches. You can follow him on Twitter at ColecloughPT.

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