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Weight Training for Beginners

Want to start lifting weights, but not really sure where to begin. Poor technique and form can lead to injury.

It might be worthwhile if to get some guidance when you first start – have a couple of sessions with a personal trainer.  You may have friends who’ve been working out for a while and know what they are doing – but be careful not to pick up any bad habits.

If you’ve just joined a gym they are usually happy to take you through an orientation, including a quick demo on how to use the machines and free-weights. After -all they don’t want to see any injuries either.

Check out these easy guides and tips to make sure you are using weights correctly.

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Chest & Arms

Barbell Bench Press

Biceps Curls

Decline Triceps Extensions


Dumbbell Bench Press

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Leg Exercises

Dead Lifts

Dumbell Squats

Front Squats


Single Leg Squat

Split Squats

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Core & Lower Back

Decline Plank Postion

Hip Raises with a Swiss Ball

Oblique Crunches with a Swiss Ball

Plank Position on a Swiss Ball

Side Plank



Shoulder & Back

Dumbbell Incline Row

Dumbbell Push Press

Inverted Row

Seated Dumbbell Curl to Shoulder Press

Shoulder Fly on Incline

Single Arm Dumbbell Row


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