Weight Lifting For Beginners - Your Choices Matter

Beginning lifting is one of my favorite subject because it is so easy. Weight lifting for beginners can be summed up as stick to the compound movements, lift heavy, add weight weekly. If you are skinny drink a bunch of milk or whey protein. If you are fat, lay off the junk food. Simple as that really but to elaborate there are several articles below to provide more detail.

The Big Three Lifts - Powerlifting Routine

Powerlifting Routine

Powerlifters know that focusing on the three big lifts (Squat, Bench Press, and Deadlift) will work the entire body and build big thick muscles all over without needing all the supplement exercises. If you talk to a body builder they will insist that you must do some isolation exercises to bring out the details in your muscles. Even most men would argue that you have to do some curls at least to hit your biceps. I disagree. Weight lifting for beginners should never include isolation exercises as they are an utter waste of time.Read More...

Beginner Strength Training Routine

Strength Training Routine

A strength training routine is probably the best place for weight lifting for beginners to start their journey into weightlifting, bodybuilding, powerlifting, or any physical sport. A training routine that helps you to mass on your frame to excel builds a nice strong foundation. A basic rule of thumb is that you should be able to bench your bodyweight, squat 1.5 times your bodyweight and deadlift twice your bodyweight before you even think about starting a workout program that is not targeted toward improving strength. Read More...

Weight Lifting For Beginners - Build Your Own Routine

Free Workout Plan

In this article I will teach weight lifting for beginners how to build a program to achieve your goals that we listed in the goal setting worksheet. If you don’t have goals, be sure you go back and do that before jumping into building your own program. Lots of people jump right into a weight lifting routine that their buddies are doing or they read about in a fitness magazine without any thought about what they hope to accomplish. This kind of thinking reminds me of a dialog from Alice in Wonderland between Alice and the Cheshire Cat. Read More...

Working Out at a Gym May Require Plan

Gym Workout Plan

Building a gym workout plan is really no different than building any other workout plan. In reality they are both the same thing because if you subscribe to the advice on this site then you really don’t have much choice but to focus on training in a gym. Lifting heavy weights requires space and lots of weights. Even though I workout every day, maintaining a home gym requires too much space and too much money. Now if you are like most people and paying for a gym membership (mine is free) then you might be able to look at the cost of your membership over a period of time and justify the expense of turning your garage into your own home gym. Read More...

Choosing a Strength Training Program

Strength Training

Starting a weight lifting for beginners routine for strength training training can be very confusing. When you go searching the internet for workout programs you will have no trouble finding plenty of them but deciding which one to go with can be quite a challenge. The problem is the abundance of experts online all claiming that they have the best training program and showing their amazing before and after pictures. Although most of the programs you find for strength training will probably produce results there are some key things you need to look for when selecting a weight lifting routine. The most important one is that all strength training programs worth anything should contain the big compound lifts. Read More...

Build or Buy - Weight Lifting Programs

Weight Lifting Programs

The key to remember regardless of whether you choose to build your own free workout plan or if you choose to buy a weight lifting for beginners program, is that you commit to the routine. It really doesn’t matter if it is the best gym workout plan in the world if you never go to the gym. The best circuit training routines written by top Olympic athletes don’t mean anything if you can’t do high impact training. A quick weight loss plan that is based on drinking milk is worthless if you are lactose intolerant. So follow these simple rules when selecting a workout program whether you build it yourself of purchase it somewhere. Read More...

No need to Compete to Use Powerlifting Workouts

Powerlifting Workouts

Powerlifting workouts can actually be used as weight lifting for beginners to increase muscle mass and lose body fat. I have talked about this before but not sure it really sunk in with the readers here so I’m going to hit it again. Focusing on strength training results in bigger, stronger, more defined muscles. To focus on strength training you need to drop all the exercises that don’t bring big results and double up on the exercises that do. Read More...

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