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Weight lifting starts in your Mind!

Nowadays, fitness and health is associated with toned muscles and chiseled biceps. Because we know better, we no longer assume that just because someone isn’t heavyset, means he is healthy.

These realizations also paved the way for the rising popularity of fitness gyms and workout routines. Among the most common routines is lifting exercise, for both men and women.


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It may be overwhelming at first, especially if you have never done lifting before. Watching experienced people do their thing with weights might look daunting at first, but not once you’ve had enough practice and have gotten the hang of it.

How do you start lifting?

Here are a few examples.

  • Start doing squats with weights. Goblet squat is among the popular warm up exercise before hardcore lifting. It requires your body to move with tension, which then preps your muscles for the more intricate movement you will do later on.
    • ○ Hold a weight using both your hands. Stand with your legs a little apart from one another.
    • ○ As you keep your core tight and your chest high, bend your knees and lower your butt down for a squat.

  • Chest presses. You may consider this exercise as a mid-level routine in terms of degree of difficulty. Even so, most people still do this as a warm up before their usual lifting exercise.
    • ○ On the floor or a flat bench, lie flat on your back while holding a dumbbell on each hand. Make sure your wrists are rotated so your palms face away from you.
    • ○ Hold the dumbbells up and bring them down to your chest in an interval that’s comfortable for you.
    • ○ Think about your chest muscles doing the moves for you.

Weight lifting starts with the right mindset, motivation, and continues with hard work. Your muscles will retain the memory of the motion so you will have an easier experience each time you go. Remember to build onto your routine to challenge new muscle group and build new pathways for muscle growth. Stay tuned for more exercises and why lifting helps support your core and spine.

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