3 Weight lifting tips for beginners.
Tip #1 Learn Proper Form
This is so very very important. If you are doing your exercises incorrectly you are not only not getting the benefits of the exercise, but you could potentially injure yourself. Sometimes severely. I’ve known people who have busted leg muscles or crushed discs in their back from doing things wrong. There are a lot of places you can learn about proper form, bodybuilding.com and there are professional trainers on YouTube, or better yet get your own personal trainer to show you how to do proper form. It’s vital.
Tip #2 Be consistent
I know this one seems pretty obvious, but it needs to be said. If you’re consistent you will get amazing results in a shorter time than you would imagine. If you’re not consistent then you’re not doing yourself any favors really. Consistency is key to success in anything. Make it like brushing your teeth or taking a shower, make it a part of your daily routine and you’ll be on your way to amazing results.
Tip #3 Do 3 sets of 8-12 reps
Do 3 sets of 8-12 reps of whatever weight you are using, taking a 60 second break in between reps. If you can lift more than that, you are lifting too light. If you can’t lift the weights for that many reps then you are lifting too heavy. Every week increase your weight load.