Weight training at home – where to start?

posted 2 years ago in Fitness
Post # 2
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

Stronglifts is a free programme that you can download an app for and it’s apparently really good. I’ve been using New Rules of Lifting for Women, which is a book but also great for newbies.

I definitely think you should go for it! I thought I would hate it because I’ve always been a weakling and a cardio bunny, but it genuinely is amazing!

Post # 4
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: December 2014

SoStuck:  Not sure about apps. But for weight training that is really women friendly and body weight centered, I would really recommend Jillian Michael’s No More Trouble Zones DVD. It will kick your butt, but mainly uses small free weights and body weight to tone and it has a huge focus on core, shoulders and arms, but also incorporates lower body for increased calorie burn. I think that’s more fun than just lifting weights.

Post # 5
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Newbee
  • Wedding: August 2015

SoStuck:  It might take an hour to complete the workout, but you won’t be lifting for the whole hour! It’s the rest between reps that takes up quite a bit of time. So for example with Stronglifts you perform the lift (a squat for example) five times and then you rest for a minute, then perform the squat five more times. Stronglifts has you do five sets of five reps for each exercise, so you’d actually only do 25 squats but you’d spend 5 minutes resting during the time it took to complete those squats.

I hope that makes sense. Please do ask if it doesn’t!

Post # 8
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Bumble bee

Fitness Blender on youtube. You pick the intensity and the equipment you want to use for your workout. I also use toneitup.com. Good luck!

Post # 9
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Honey bee
  • Wedding: April 2012

I loved StrongLifts. I did it three days a week for almost 9 months before moving on to a more advanced programme.

Try doing StrongLifts three days per week as recommended rather than just once. Between a healthy diet and lifting weights I lost over 30lb last year and have maintained my weight since whilst slowly shrinking a little more.

Post # 10
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Bumble Beekeeper
  • Wedding: September 2015

There’s always work outs in Self or Womens Health- I tear sheets out and have a little pile of arms, core, legs/butt I rotate in between. I do 20 minutes a day everyday. It’s great for toning. If weight loss is your goal though, then I would also work on your diet as that’s 90% of how it happens. I do the weight watchers app and it’s easy and effective. Want to lose 10 and tone tone tone!

Post # 12
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Helper bee
  • Wedding: April 2014

I just bought Body Beast from Beachbody…but I was also using p90x3 for a while.  Workouts are short which works for me.  The body beast is obviously more focused on lifting and I really liek it so far.

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