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Old 12-07-2012, 05:56 PM   #1
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Default So very confused, but want to be focused on new strength training routine


I have heard over and over to cut back on cardio and start a heavy-duty strength training routine in order to lose weight and look awesome, not to mention get stronger.

I have NO idea where to start. There is SO much information out there. I hear about this New Rules for lifting for Women and P09x and Jillian Michaels' 30 day shred and people who just use their body weight (like doing push-ups and squats)....but what is effective for me? I have no idea.

I have a gym membership but I have NO idea how to use anything and am intimidated by the free weight area. I wish I had someone that I knew that would go with me and show me proper form.

Where would you start if you were BRAND NEW to the world of strength training and your goal is to get smaller (not bulkier) and stronger? I can't afford a personal trainer, although that would help with the intimidation factor above...

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