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Gym Machine Workouts for Beginners For In-Between MFJP Personal Training Sessions

There is no need to overdo it in the beginning. Keep your workouts around five main exercises that include the entire body. This is about building up a comfort level and functional strength. After some time with this, you can expand, but initially, you don’t want to wear yourself out.

Machine Workouts are Great For Beginners

Resistance machines are a great way for beginners to build strength and learn weightlifting movements without risking injury. Fixed resistance machine exercises are easier than free weight workouts because you don’t have to worry about your form getting poor due to it being difficult.

There is an extensive range of resistance, meaning it’s possible with these tools alone you can create your own workout routine that will help increase confidence in the gym as well! This makes these types of workouts perfect for beginners who want an introductory fitness experience.

The Foundations of a Machine Workout

At Mike’s Fitness Personal Training we have several principles that govern any basic introductory workout:

Compound Movements

Compound movements exercise several large muscle groups at once. You can do these quick, efficient exercises in just a few minutes and get a comprehensive workout.

Higher Reps and Fewer Sets

Adjust your muscles to physical stress gently, focusing on technique and building up core strength.

Keep Exercise Numbers Limited

There is no need to overdo it in the beginning. Keep your workouts around five main exercises that include the entire body. This is about building up a comfort level and functional strength. After some time with this, you can expand, but initially, you don’t want to wear yourself out.

A Template for Beginners

Some people want more structure, so Mike’s Fitness Personal Training has created a specific workout for you that you can use as a default when you need something to do.

For each exercise, we recommend doing 3 sets of 15 reps at a weight that you are comfortable with but challenges you on your last couple of reps.

It is a great exercise to build strength in the chest, arms, and shoulders. The chest press simulates a lot of the free-weight bench lifts and is a great way for beginners to build their way up to those exercises.

The shoulder press machine gives a great shoulder workout while not requiring the balance and core muscles that you need for free weights.

This is a great machine that works almost all of the major lower body muscles including your calves, glutes, and quads.

A strong back is something beginners often forget, this is the best basic machine exercise to start building those muscles.

Neglected arms often make it difficult to graduate to any sort of free weights exercise. Using this machine to improve your triceps is a good way to make sure that does not happen to you.

The lower body and core will often need extra emphasis for beginners. This is a great machine to isolate your hamstrings and make sure they are no longer a weak link.

Just Get Started

So, if you’re a beginner looking to start getting in shape, an exercise machine workout is the way to go. A consistent routine is key when it comes to working out.

These tips and the exercises that Mike’s Fitness Personal Training recommends should give you a structure to build off and help eliminate any indecision or self-consciousness that you might have on your first few gym visits.

Once you see all the progress you’re making, you won’t want to stop.

Are you ready to take your training to the next level? Our coaches can help!