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Strength Training FAQs


Do you need some beginner's strength training 'how to' information? I know you must have tons of questions. I will try my best to cover most of the beginner questions with this article. Just remember, above all else have fun and train safe!

How many reps and sets should I do?

How many reps and sets you do is completely dependent upon your goals and strength training method of choice. For example- if your goal is to lose weight and tone up your muscles, then you should consider doing 3 sets of 12 reps. If your goal is to increase muscle size, you will want to continually increase your weight size and consider a pyramid method for reps and sets.

How fast should I lift weights?

When you first learn about strength training, learn about proper speed. I see a lot of people lifting weights way to fast. A good speed is somewhere between 2-4 seconds on the lift and 3-4 seconds on the lowering phase. Your muscles aren't really doing the work if you move faster than that. Momentum is.

Should I workout everyday?

How often you choose to workout is up to you. I always advise beginners to start slowly. A very important rule is to allow your muscles at least 24 hours of rest before lifting weights again. So for example, if you work your biceps today, let them rest tomorrow. I know you will be eager to strength train everyday, but those muscle fibers need time to relax and repair. Strength training beginners must rest just like the pros! A good program will include several days of strength training, several days of rest, and proper exercises for each major muscle group.

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