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Stronger than Iron

So, you’ve finally decided to take the dive into the world of the iron gym have you? Well, a few basics you may want to know before taking the leap. First of all, make sure you find an appropriate gym. If this is your first time working out, I would go to whatever the cheaper (not cheapest) place around you is considering you won’t need much of the fancy equipment to start off with. Once you find yourself a gym with a decently priced membership, you may want to head on over to http://www.bodybuilding.com/ and find some basic exercises to start with.

Starting off at the gym you’re going to want to warm up first with 5-10mins cardio (bicycle, elliptical, jump rope, etc.) followed up by some stretching (you can find a list of stretches to perform here).

Time for some weights:

Once warmed up, start your training by doing full body workouts with 2 sets of 15 reps. A good place to start would be doing squats for those legs and work your way up the muscle groups to your shoulders.

An example full body beginner workout:







Triceps Pull   down



Bench Press



Shoulder   Press



Lat Pull   down



Bicep Curl



Full Plank

30   seconds


Side Plank

30   seconds

Rotate sides once

When you’re first starting to hit the gym, stick with light weights. During the first few weeks of training it’s all about getting your form right. Once you know how the form and movements should be, you can up the amount of weight, raise the amount of sets to 3, and lower your reps to 10. Anyways, this should be enough to get you started on your journey to building that body we all dream for. Don’t forget it never hurts to do some cardio to cool down afterwards then go take some time to sit in that hot tub!


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  1. It’s hard to come by knowledgeable people on this topic, however, you seem like you know what you’re talking about!

    Posted by Discover More About Critical Bench Program Here | February 9, 2013, 11:47 am

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