05 September 2016, 16:36
You decided to seriously take up the figure, but when you came to the gym, were you shocked by the number of people involved? Do you feel like everyone is looking at you and making fun of your mistakes? Are you timid in training and can’t concentrate? We will show you 5 ways to help overcome shyness in the gym!
First of all, you need to learn: the fact that you finally decided to visit a fitness club is already a small victory. Yes, perhaps, while your parameters are far from desired, but you, in any case, are trying to fix it. Do not scold yourself for extra pounds, but praise yourself for not being inactive. Do you think others laugh or judge you? On the contrary, they respect your willpower. If you are still confused, try out our tips in practice.
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It is inconvenient even for experienced athletes to train when the fitness club is full. If you do not want to stand in lines at the simulators, try to come at a time when there are fewer people in the gym. The main influx of students falls on lunch hours (14:00–16:00) and the end of the working day (18:00–20:00). Are you shy about the stronger sex? Sign up for a fitness club that specializes in workouts for women.
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A player with your favorite music will not only add vigor, but also allow you to ignore others. With headphones, it will be easier for you to focus on your own workload.
Choose a coach
We often see how movie heroines train under the guidance of sexy pumped-up guys. But if you are embarrassed in the presence of a handsome man and cannot concentrate, it is better to sign up for training with a woman.
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Don’t mess around!
When you squat, all your thoughts are on controlling your movements and performing the exercise technically correctly. But in moments of rest, there is time for all sorts of unpleasant thoughts, like: “That lady has a thinner waist” or “That guy is clearly laughing at me.” Use every break to your advantage. For example, in between sets, you can download the press. Or train on a circular basis, when all exercises are performed in one approach without rest.
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Find a company
You will attend training with great enthusiasm in the company of one or more girlfriends. Playing sports together is not only fun, but also useful: you can control each other’s technique. It will also make it much easier for you not to obsess over the looks of the people around you.
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