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MSMOSTIMPROVED's Photo MSMOSTIMPROVED Posts: 3,102
5/28/20 5:41 P

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Not a fan of strength training either BUT, I have found some interesting videos on YouTube using just body weight (Mike Chang is a fave). I have also been trying out various videos using my Amazon Prime account- who knew I could more than order packages! Just search exercise videos.

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5/28/20 12:35 A

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I'm just getting back to SparkPeople and I haven't done any strength training forever! The gym's still closed so I guess I'll figure out something to do at home. I do have a few weights, a rubber band, a jump rope, a ball and SparkPeople. I'll figure out something. Does anyone have a favorite strength training routine? I generally don't like strength training, but I know I should do it anyway.

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4/4/20 9:10 P

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When I started lifting weights 20 years ago (getting old here). I had a 2.5lb weight and a 5lb weights. I bought a few exercise VHS!! tapes (Kathy Smith) and started from there.

Fast forward 20 years, I have taken a personal training course, I have a range of weights, Powerblocks from 3lbs - 50lbs, kettlebells, an exercise ball and a pull up bar. I usually make up my own workouts but lately I’ve been following the LIIFT4 workout program on Beachbody online (no supplements, powders or pills). A friend and I split the cost of a yearly membership and I really like the program.



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4/3/20 12:51 P

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I started with Lou Schuler's "New Rules of Lifting for Women".......I LOVE his books and was working my way through his newest one (Strong) when my gym closed due to the virus. I'm improvising with dvd's and things I have at home, but I'm sure anxious to get back to it when things get back to normal. emoticon

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3/26/20 4:01 P

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I use free weights and body weight activities in my home

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3/25/20 12:02 A

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I'm a beginner and I'm starting with a couple of 5 lb hand weights and looking up exercises to do with them online. Hoping to upgrade to 10 lb weights soon when the 5 lb ones get too easy. I also do strength exercises without weights such as push-ups, planks, and leg raises.

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2/23/20 7:35 P

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hand weights

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2/22/20 1:43 P

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I started with group classes 20 years ago and then I got multiple personal training certifications, so I do my own thing at home or gym.

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2/22/20 7:43 A

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Getting started really depends on you and what you like and have access to.

Do you have a gym membership? If so, what type? Does it offer classes? Many gym classes last 45 minutes to an hour and will incorporate strength and cardio. They can be a lot fun and you meet people.

If you go this route, let the instructor know you are new. That way, modifications can be given and he/she can correct your form if needed. (Proper form is important with strength training to ensure you don't get injured.)

Do they have free weights and/or machines? If that's more your style, you could get a fitness orientation or work with a personal trainer for a few sessions (if you can afford it) to ensure you are doing things right.

If you don't have a gym membership, well, honestly, the sky's the limit. You can buy dumbbells and resistance bands at most big box retailers. There are DVDs and SP has a great fitness section with videos and a workout generator. You can find ideas on Pinterest and don't forget Youtube.

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2/21/20 11:11 P

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Not often enough. Have problems with my shoulders.



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2/21/20 8:14 P

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Where did you start? What is your favorite training activity?



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