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04-28-2003, 02:03 PM
I want to start lifting weights tomorrow. It's been a while (a loonnngg time) since I've done any real strength training so I'm a little confused about where to start. I did have a short session about the machines at the Y, although that was several weeks ago.

I'm just wondering if there is a website or book that would be helpful to someone who is trying to do some strength training for the first time.


04-28-2003, 02:25 PM
mm try magazies for a start muscle and fitness now do a seperates mag for women called muscle and fitness hers. i never read it but the mens versino is very good

04-28-2003, 04:17 PM

Try http://www.leanandstrong.com/ . It's got all kinds of great info for beginners.

Goddess Jessica
04-28-2003, 06:01 PM
This is a great site: http://www.stumptuous.com

04-28-2003, 10:19 PM

Miss Chris

04-28-2003, 10:50 PM
Hi Sheila,

I have a video from Prevention Magazine callled "Fat to Firm" which has a twenty minute strength training program for beginners. I really like it because they show the correct for each exercise, and also show you what NOT to do. Your library may have it, or "Weight Lifting for dummies." I bought that video at Kmart for only seven dollars.

Hope that helps.

(who has yet to do more with strength training than watching the video...sigh)

04-29-2003, 03:45 PM
Thanks for all the great suggestions.

My daughter and I started this morning. It was kind of funny, too, because as we were leaving, I ran into my best friend from high school that I hadn't seen in almost 30 years. I really hadn't wanted to run into people I knew until I lost more weight (a lot more weight), but it's kind of inevitable when you move back to the same house you grew up in.