How to Get in Shape

How to Get in Shape

Jack Freeman, Sports Editor

Getting in shape and staying in shape is a very good thing to do for the body and good for the way a person looks. The way to get in shape may seem difficult or a pain in the neck to do, but it’s very easy to obtain. The only hard part of getting in shape is that a lot of it has to do with consistency like going to the gym every day or every other day even though someone might just want to sit at home and watch Netflix instead.

Most people think that in order to get in a shape they need to get a gym membership and go to a gym all the time, but they are wrong. There are many great workouts that someone could do in their home or in their neighborhood that will build muscle and endurance. The best thing to do in order to build muscle without going to a gym is to do push-ups, sit-ups, and dips. Pull ups are also a great exercise to do if the person has a pull up bar available in their home. A big problem that people have is that they don’t know how often to work out. A great way to start off is to do a set of 10-15 push-ups, dips, and sit-ups in the morning and another set at night. The more someone does this, the easier the exercise gets and the person could increase the amount of sets they do and could increase the amount of reps they do in a set. Running a mile every day or riding a bike is a great exercise for cardio which will increase endurance.

If a gym is available to somebody, it is a great place to go and work out, but it is sometimes hard to want to go to the gym everyday. So if someone has a friend they can go to the gym with, encourage them to go and they are more likely to want to go. A great pattern to get into when going to the gym is to lift weights using the upper body one day and doing cardio or lifting weights using the lower body the following day. If it becomes too difficult to do, it’s always good to take a break for a day and rest. Going to the gym with a friend is a great thing to do because it makes the experience of going to the gym more enjoyable.

Whether a person is going to a gym to work out or just working out in their home, they need to be consistent and do it every day or every other day. Without consistency, there will be no results in the body of a person or how they look. Getting in shape and staying in shape is a great thing for a person to do because it improves their health.