How to Get Started Lifting Weights
If you want to ease your way in, I recommend focusing on bodyweight or bands. This can be done from the comfort of your own home. By sticking with bodyweight, it should provide a stimulus for growth early on, but more importantly it allows you to focus on keeping good form.
If you don’t want to spend time figuring out what works, and how to use everything in relation to your goals, hire a competent trainer who can guide you through the starting process. Having a trainer can be great for making sure you maintain proper form, and progress correctly towards your goals.
A good BEGINNER weight lifting program should be:
• A Full Body Workout – A beginner just starting out, doesn’t need body part splits.
• 2-3 days a week – A beginner new to lifting doesn’t need to be in the gym 4+ days. It’s a brand new stimulus which means their body will respond really well to a little amount. This frequency allows you to maximise the muscle building signal throughout the week.
• Making Sure You Are Progressing – You are either doing lifting more than the week before, or doing 1 more rep than the week before. Just make sure you are doing at least one. Sometimes both will occur, especially as a beginner. If nothing changes, then your body will not change. It needs to progressively get heavier over time in order for more muscle to be created.
Apply these tips and you’ll be off to a good start!