Wednesday, October 04, 2006

Help wanted

So I needs some advice.

I go to the gym every day and everything that I have read states that the best exercise is a combination of aerobic and resistance training. Well the aerobic stuff is easy. I can hop on an elliptical machine and know that after 45mins to an hour is a good aerobic exercise. My problem is the resistance training.

Simply put: I don't know how to lift weights.

I love going to the gym and I prefer to use the weight machines over the free weights. I just want some direction. I've scoured the internet looking for tips or books that will help me plan out a good weight lifting session. When I go to the gym on my weight lifting day I sometimes get discouraged because I don't know if I am doing the machines in the right order or working the right muscles. I don't have the money for a personal trainer but I was hoping someone out there might have found some useful tools they use for weight lifting.

Thanks :)

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

I don't know if this might be available to you, but it's worth it to check. At my gym, you get a free session with one of their trainers. Mainly they take you through tell you how to use the machines, and the best order etc. It's mainly a "we don't want to get sued if they get hurt" kind of thing. You might want to check and see if your gym offers it.