Pinterest Beginner Strength Training

So, you want to start strength training because you know it will strengthen your bones and boost your metabolism.  You have not done any strength training, or you haven’t done any recently and you don’t know where to start.  Should I go to a gym?  Should  I get a trainer? Should I buy a workout DVD? Should I buy weights? How much will all this cost? You know there will be some muscle soreness, but you want to be able to get out of bed the next day. You’re a little worried about injuries. No, make that you’re a LOT worried about injuries.  If you get injured, you may not be able to work, or do the activities you need to do every day.

The best advice is to start slowly.  Use your body’s own weight at first as your resistance.  Keep the exercises simple. Do less reps of each exercise in the beginning and gradually add reps.  Start out doing only a few rounds of the workout and add rounds as you get stronger.  In the workout below, there are ways to make each exercise more intense as you get stronger too. For example, thigh push-ups can become push-ups on your toes.  Russian twists can be done while holding your feet slightly above the ground and half squats can become full squats. The stretches at the end of each round target the muscles you used during the workout phase.  They will also help increase your flexibility.

Try this Pinterest beginner bodyweight workout.  Do it 2-3 times a week with a day in between each time you do it. If you already do cardio exercise, do that on the days in between. If you are consistent and do this workout at least twice a week, increasing the intensity and length of the workout as you get stronger, you will see results.  Comment and let me know how you are doing!


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Author: Sue Kauffman

Health and PE teacher in Central PA. Exercise, fitness and nutrition junkie. Married, two teen girls (pulling out hair daily). Love to ballroom dance. Beachbody customer and coach. e-mail me at

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