(Closed) Weight lifting for beginners

posted 9 years ago in Fitness
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Sugar bee
  • Wedding: November 2009

Oooooh you need to PM Miss Labrador and read some of her old posts – she has an A-MAZ-ING body and lifts weights!

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Honey Beekeeper
  • Wedding: June 2009

I usually start out with the most basic of muscle groups and I go top half of my body, then bottom half on alternating days until i can do both at once. I like weight lifting classes (with some measly 5 pounders on my bar) b/c you learn the proper technique. For my lower half, I like squats, rows, and bend overs (for your ham strings). For my sides, i like side bends with a hefty sized weight. It works your obliques (aka my muffin top) and for my upper body, I like bicep curls, tricep raises, and chest presses (which get rid of that little squish betwen your boob and your armpit. i hate that! also good to combine with push ups). If you want lean out a lot, try a pilates class. I was doing some heavier weight lifting then took on pilates and was amazed at my lack of core stability. I could squat 50 pounds but I couldn’t hold a chair sit for longer than 30 seconds.

I prefer free weights to machines…my trainer weened me off the machines b/c they really isolate muscle groups so you work more of your body (as a whole, all workign together) with free weights.

Shape magazine has lots of work outs on their website! When i get bored and/or need new moves, I print some out and try them!

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