Get Moving: Lift It!

Lifting weights can be an intimidating and sometimes expensive practice to get into. But, fortunately, it does not have to be. If you are able to afford a gym membership and personal trainer- go do it! You will see innumerable benefits from learning how to use gym equipment and proper technique. If you have a gym membership- use it! There are many online programs and resources to help you find your way around a weight room. If you are not inclined to go to the gym there are plenty of strength building exercises you can do from the comfort of your own home. The first step is to make the decision to make weight lifting part of your regular exercise routine. 

"Plain and simple, weightlifting is the best way to get a lean, toned, fit body -- for both men and women. You can do all the cardio you want, but without some form of resistance training to challenge the muscles, you won't get those toned muscles in all the right places, the ones that shape your body." from:  https://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1008208-13-benefits-weightlifting-one-tells/#slide=14

Great Links For Getting Started With Weights

https://www.livestrong.com/slideshow/1011144-started-weightlifting/

http://www.exrx.net/Exercise.html

http://www.supportrealteachers.org/weight-training--conditioning-resources.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html

https://www.huffingtonpost.com/dave-smith2/free-online-workout_b_7722024.html

And here is routine from Nerd Fitness to get you started at home....

  • 20 body weight squats.
  • 10 push ups.
  • 20 walking lunges.
  • 10 dumbbell rows (using a gallon milk jug)
  • 15 second plank.
  • 30 jumping Jacks.
  • Repeat for 3 rounds.

Good health and a great body await you when you start on a regular weight routine and incorporate a healthy diet- take this tip from exercise guru, John Carrico,  "Show up. Just walk in the door, just put the video in, just put your exercise shoes on. If you don't feel like doing it, just take the first step toward it. And then see if you can take the next step."