Getting Started With Weight Training

By: Kenneth Scott

The secret behind the six packs and perfectly toned bodies that you see around in men is weight training. And that is the biggest reason why most women shy away from weight training assuming that weights will give them biceps and muscles that they do not want. What they fail to realize is that the body structure of a woman is different from a man and that building muscles is not an easy thing to do. It takes months and months to get the look that these men crave for. Weight training for women can actually tone and firm their bodies to a large extent. If taken slowly and under proper guidance the metabolism improves and can therefore impact greatly on the overall look which is achieved.

But lifting weights can be dangerous if you do not know the proper techniques and positions. Weight training beginners should always start with a limited amount of weight that they can lift comfortably with minimal effort. Also the number of sets to accomplish with the weight should be limited to three. If at any point in the workout you feel that it is getting over strenuous, you should stop. It Is of the greatest importance that these first stages are done under trained supervision.

The best thing to start off on weight training to join in one of the beginners programs offered at a nearby gym. Having a personal trainer monitor your movements ensure that you are not exercising in the wrong position. This helps in forming good habits to start with which then you can carry on with later unsupervised.

In case you do not want to join a gym and want to do weight training on your own in the comfort and privacy of your house, then the first thing that you need to do is the visit a sports store. Where you can choose the sports equipment that you will require. This may include a bench, various weights and gloves! The last is extremely important since it prevents your hands from slippingand loosing their grip. The sales people will help you once they understand your requirements. They may even be able to suggest a couple of good DVDs or videos about weight training to get you started.

So go ahead and do not shy away from weight training thinking it will build unwanted muscles. It is one of the best ways to improve metabolism and tone up the body.

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