First of all I hope you enjoyed the first article, if you haven't already read it (on the benefits of weight training) then please click here. I wanted to explain some of the main reasons why weight training will benefit you physically but also mentally. Hopefully after reading it you are now convinced how much it will help your day to day life and are ready to literally grab the dumbbells by the neck and get started!
For this article I'm going to break down the best way for you to start resistance training (lifting) wherever you choose to train. A lot of people have a misconception about lifting weights. They quickly presume, or imagine super heavy metal plates and enormous dumbbells with men grunting their way through their session. Yes this happens but like everything else is only a small part of the big picture.
As I mentioned above I like to call weight training 'resistance training'. Anything where you control your own body against another force is resistance training, so in essence anybody who has ever tried a lunge, squat or press up has in fact started lifting weights!
Ok so now I'm going to really get into the basics of how to create a resistance training session for yourself. I'm going to give two variations of a workout plan, one for if you want to train at home, or one if you already have a gym membership.
The basic rules apply for both, we will be doing a full body workout that will work all of your big muscle groups so we get stronger quicker, but will also burn a lot of calories.