Beginner Weight Lifting - Training To Build Muscle & Gain Strength
If you are getting back into your exercise and training because of the holidays or you made a New Year's resolution to get in shape, here are some tips on beginner weight training. These are especially good for those who may have been out of the game for quite some time, or even those who may have taken a few weeks off and want to get back into their groove. Or maybe you've finally realized the importance of adding weight training to your exercise regimen.
I always suggest that beginners start off with basic 1-2 sets of 10 repetitions and begin with compound muscle group exercises preferably done on a machine. Free weights are excellent but a beginner needs time to condition the body toward this and machines help with teaching the stabilizer muscles what they need to do and strengthen them to work with free weights.
Your third exercise is Machine Rows. These are hitting the mid back in general but the rest of back does come into play and this is a safer choice for beginners. I would work with a close grip.