cupcakesandproteinshakes wrote: »
Read the thread ‘ which lifting programme is best for you’ then come back if you have more specific questions. Also read the other stickies at the top
LvlUpStr wrote: »
Any type of powerlifting, Olympic weightlifting or CrossFit will teach you the basics and in-person tuition can give you confidence.
Powerlifting will teach you squat, bench press and deadlift and Olympic weightlifting will teach you the clean & jerk and the snatch.
Basic weightlifting for bodybuilding or body recomposition can be taught by most trainers at commercial gyms.
There is also calisthenics which covers pull-ups, push-ups, etc
A excellent book that covers most lifts and exercises for a beginner is Strength Training Anatomy by Frederic Delavier.
Have a try at each of them and see what you like the most.
KevinWH87 wrote: »
Don't overdo it when starting out. Your muscles (and tendons) aren't currently prepared for the kind of stress that avid gym-goers experience. It's also important that you first focus on perfecting your technique rather than lifting heavy. Finally, don't get discouraged if you're especially sore after the first few sessions - that's perfectly normal.
shaf238 wrote: »
Get on a proper lifting program, some good ones in the link posted earlier. Get your form right (watch vids, take advantage of mirrors, get someone to spot you). Get your form right. And look at progressive overload.
norcalbeezy wrote: »
Watching YouTube videos on technique honestly helped me. Getting down the motions and technique before trying to lift heavier is critical to not hurt yourself. 💪🏼 See if different CrossFit gyms around you offer a free day or week pass too, can learn some awesome stuff there.
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