Are you interested in strength training, but don't know where to start? This week's article will provide a great starting point for beginners.
Warm up for 5-10 minutes by doing some form of cardio activity (i.e.: walking, bike, elliptical trainer).
Body Part & Exercise Number Number of of Sets Repetitions
Core: 1. Floor Bridge 2 12
2. Plank 2 12
Chest: 1. Dumbbell Bench 2 12
Press 2 12
2. Wall or Floor
Back: 1. Bent Over 2 12
Dumbbell Row 2 12
2. Floor Cobra
Biceps:1. Single Leg 2 12
Legs: 1. Stability Ball 2 12
Squat 2 12
NOTES: Perform a circuit by going from one exercise to the next. Take a 90 second rest when you complete all the exercises once and then repeat one more time.
This workout should be done three times a week on non-consecutive days.
Cool down with some stretching.
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Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. She can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org or 605-3549. The information contained within Health Matters is not a substitute for professional medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before starting an exercise program or beginning any nutritional regimen.