Many of us desire to be at our absolute best, body-wise. The only way to get there is with strength training. Strength training helps with toning, conditioning, and building muscle mass. It is a killer calorie burn, and it gets you results beyond your wildest expectations.
You may be wondering what type of workouts can get you the body of your dreams.
My expert advice is to build a collection of free weights at home. Free weights consist of dumbbells, barbells, and more. There are many pros and cons to using free weights. Some of those are:
Improved athletic performance
It challenges the core stabilization system (basically, these workouts strengthen your core).
You will be able to move in various planes of motion.
Can improve proprioception and dynamic joint stabilization.
You may need a spotter, especially if you are using barbells.
They may be too difficult for beginners (I suggest you start with a lighter load and slowly work your way up).
Requires multiple dumbbells and barbells in order to change intensity levels.
May be intimidating for some individuals.
If you are a member of a gym, you've probably seen people working out in the free weight area. I remember studying that area for months, working the nerve to go over there and workout with them. I thought I would get laughed at, since they were all fit, and I was still losing the baby weight.
One day I went over there. Surprisingly, nothing negative happened. I started off slow, and now I'm comfortable over there.
We all start at the beginning. Listen to some music, lift your weights, focus on your posture, breath, and keep your core tight. Don't forget to have a protein shake after your workout. Make sure the shake has 9 essential amino acids.