3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community  

Go Back   3 Fat Chicks on a Diet Weight Loss Community > Fitness > Exercise!

Exercise! Love it or hate it, let's motivate each other to just DO IT!

New to Weight Lifting after Many Years

Reply
 
Thread Tools
Old 02-15-2013, 09:33 AM   #1
Senior Member
 
RavenWolf's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2012
Location: The Peach State
Posts: 469

S/C/G: 229/see ticker/135

Height: 62 inches

Default New to Weight Lifting after Many Years

I never actually did squats and lunges in my workout routines years ago. I'm wanting to ease into strength training and incorporate these moves into my exercise program.

I do have very poor upper body strength. I'm working on that, but I have not seen to much progress as of yet. In fact, 5 pound dumbbells currently strain me and make me shake. I am really embarrassed by this and am upset I let myself get so week.

So I'm looking for advice on easing back into things. And I'm assuming I need to greatly increase my upper body strength before adding in squats?
__________________
Follow My Journey! http://ff2fb.blogspot.com/
[url=http://www.TickerFactory.com/weight-loss/wzeXxXE/]


RavenWolf is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 10:44 AM   #2
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Dec 2012
Posts: 305

S/C/G: BF% 37.6/see sig/BF20%

Height: 5' 9"

Default

Do body weight squats!

Get the correct form first, then add weight as you go!
Google "learn correct squat form against a wall" and find a video to watch.

Good Luck!
__________________
Some people want it to happen, some wish it would happen, others make it happen - Michael Jordan

Living in Maintenance:
Current Lean Body Wt :115.8
Current Scale weight: 135
2FatCats is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 02-15-2013, 11:56 AM   #3
Staying the Same
 
krampus's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Troy, NY
Posts: 6,443

S/C/G: 160+/116/this is fine

Height: 5'5

Default

You can have strong legs and weak arms. I did for years! Body weight squats are a good start.

As for upper body - I was probably similar when I started lifting weights. If you keep at it and push yourself (straining is a good thing) you should see # lifted increase pretty consistently in the first few months.
__________________
Push on some more!

http://www.3fatchicks.com/diet-blogs/krampus
krampus is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply
Posts by members, moderators and admins are not considered medical advice
and no guarantee is made against accuracy.


Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Weight lifting/cardio distribution runningfromfat Weight and Resistance Training 17 04-14-2011 12:27 PM
New to exercising questions? DramaQueenLucy Exercise! 11 01-31-2007 01:23 AM


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 07:39 AM.






Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.6.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2015, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.
Search Engine Optimization by vBSEO 3.3.2