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Never Lifted Before sooooo

mada2u1984mada2u1984 Posts: 55Member Member Posts: 55Member Member
Any tips for a newbie? Gratitude and Blessings to you all 🙏🏼

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  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 474Member Member Posts: 474Member Member
    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
  • mada2u1984mada2u1984 Posts: 55Member Member Posts: 55Member Member
    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
    Oh thank you! That is most helpful! New here. Thanks again
  • miss_zita_2020miss_zita_2020 Posts: 3,136Member Member Posts: 3,136Member Member
    Maybe having some sessions with a PT would help to start with as you’ve never lifted before.
    Having someone watching you closely and correcting your posture can be extremely important and help prevent injuries.
    ^^ as said by @norcalbeezy YouTube can also be another option if you don’t have access to a Personal Trainer.
  • LvlUpStrLvlUpStr Posts: 85Member, Premium Member Posts: 85Member, Premium Member
    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.
  • KevinWH87KevinWH87 Posts: 68Member Member Posts: 68Member Member
    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.
  • shaf238shaf238 Posts: 3,914Member Member Posts: 3,914Member Member
    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.
  • mada2u1984mada2u1984 Posts: 55Member Member Posts: 55Member Member
    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.

    Everyone is so gracious with informing and sharing. Thank you so much 🙏🏼
  • mada2u1984mada2u1984 Posts: 55Member Member Posts: 55Member Member
    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.

    I’ll do that thank you
  • GaryRunsGaryRuns Posts: 330Member, Premium Member Posts: 330Member, Premium Member
    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.

    You have to be careful with this though. So many idiots on YouTube, and IG, that don't know the first thing about form, lifting, nutrition, etc., despite claiming that they're experts and having huge followings.

    My go-tos are Jeff Nippard, Mark Rippetoe, Omar Isuf, Alan Thrall and Bret Contreras. Hopefully someone will chime in with some great YouTube women lifters who advise on form and lifting in general. Stephanie Buttermore is the only one I'm somewhat familiar with. She has some great videos but lately her stuff is all about eating.
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