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I’ve just signed up for the gym. Now what?

I’d had this idea for an article for brand new gym members running around in my head for a while and luckily a chance arose to write a guest blog for Texan personal trainer Amanda Hodges. She’s been in the industry for 15 years so I was very flattered to be able to write for her. To find out more of her work check out her facebook page.

So what is this new gym article about?

Basically, I wanted to write a how to guide for someone who might never have entered a gym before. The article looks into:

  • Managing expectations
  • Creating proper training programs
  • Calorie controlled diets
  • How to keep yourself motivated and accountable

Whilst this is specifically aimed at brand new gym goers, I hope that some of you more regular gym-goers could also learn a thing or two. Especially if you are not currently happy with the results you’ve been getting! Managing expectations could be one of the most important things you ever do, seriously. If you are training regularly and eating well but not happy with how you look this may be because you have unrealistic expectations of how you are going to look. As I say in the article: If you are planning on looking like a Men’s Health Fitness Model you should first realise that even the models themselves don’t look like they do on the cover. They might be that lean for only 10 days in the year. So don’t be upset that you don’t look the same as those pictures.

So if you like the sound of this article, click the following link to find out more:

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About the Author Matt Smith

Matt Smith is the owner of Beer N Biceps. He has a degree in Sports Science, 10 years of experience working in the fitness industry, and has written for hundreds of fitness websites. He is a lover of good quality beer and believes that drinking in moderation can form part of a healthy lifestyle.

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