You can even integrate working out into work and leisure activities that are commonly thought of as sedentary. Doing arm raises while watching tv, or tightening your ab muscles while you sit at your desk can really make a huge difference. By doing sit-ups correctly you will maintain good posture and not hurt your back. Using a Swiss ball is also a great way to strengthen your ab muscles. Sit-ups can hurt your lower back with excess pressure if you do them the old-fashioned way, anchoring your feet beneath a heavy object.
While doing specific workout routines like lat pulldowns and pullups it is not necessary to wrap your thumb around the bar. Instead, simply relax your thumb near your index finger to focus on the correct muscles. It may be strange, but it can help you better target those muscles.
Setting obtainable goals act as a powerful form of motivation. Goals push you to work through your challenges rather than worrying about how hard they are. Having goals in place also prevents you from quitting because they will help you to stay on track and motivate you even more to reach your particular goals.