Weight Lifting/Equipment
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Before lifting weights or using exercise equipment with/without weights, you should warm-up by stretching the muscle groups and lifting slow and in control. Exercise equipment that includes cycling, treadmill and Stairmaster will promote cardio fitness that will raise your heart rate and lose weight. Weights help tone and firm the body while building muscle mass and improving bone density. A combination of weights and cardio exercises gives a full body workout that produces results. Even in life, there must be weights and balance to see the results of the workout.

Suggested Guidelines:

When starting a weight lifting program or using exercise equipment, you want to do the following:

  1. Plan on going to the gym 2-3 days a week by alternating between weights and cardio equipment.
  2. When using the weights, track the number reps within each set. For example, 1-3 sets consisting of 8-15 reps in each set. Below is a chart that you can use to track the exercise performed each day.
DATE Equipment Day 1 Day 2