Results 1 to 5 of 5
  1. #1

    Beginner lifting advice

    Study your craft and more importantly, yourself.

    While I'm not a psychologist, and still a beginner, I've gathered a few resources that hopefully you can use as well.

    Where to begin? Everybody knows 3 sets of 12, but there are other ways to start that won't make life hell for you.



    [URL="https://www.youtube.com/user/athrall7/featured"]Alan Thrall[/URL] has many, many helpful videos. From proper form to creating your own program.

    Another YouTube channel I recommend is [URL="https://www.youtube.com/user/JDCav24/videos"]Athlean-X[/URL]
    Caution, he's selling his exercise program but he lays things out in his video's in a way that very easy to understand.

    Have a particular 'hurt' but don't want to stop lifting? Browse his channel for alternatives. "Like" him on Facebook

    Videos are one thing, reading is another. Bookmarked for quick reference to me is:
    [URL="https://www.t-nation.com"]T-Nation[/URL]. "Like" them on Facebook
    [URL="http://www.bodybuilding.com/"]Bodybuilding[/URL]. Yes, they have a competitor app, but they have great information.
    Here's a recent find. [URL="http://ironmind.com/"]Ironmind.com[/URL] It's a grip aid and strength store. You may be asking yourself "Why an e-store?". Simple. For the information linked under the 'Media' tab.
    [URL="http://ironmind.com/articles/jim-schmitz-on-the-lifts/"]Jim Schmitz on the Lifts [/URL]
    [URL="http://ironmind.com/articles/extreme-bodyweight-training/"]Brad Johnson's Bodyweight Training[/URL]
    [URL="http://ironmind.com/articles/john-brookfields-grip-tips/#"]John Brookfield's Grip Tips[/URL]
    Every single one of the pages has links to a wealth of information.


    To make things simpler on myself, I've created a bookmark folder labeled simply "lifting", and in it has every muscle group, mobility/stretching, and numerous links for quick reference, including a "do do this to get hurt" folder.

    Research, study, practice.

    Leave your ego off the weight bar.

    Have patience and don't rush.

    Oh, stay away from fad diets and leave the mass gainers alone until you've been lifting for 6 months to a year (protein shakes are 'OK' in moderation). Why? Because you stop the fad diet when you reach your goal of weight loss, but you haven't taught yourself how to eat nutritiously. Big difference. For the beginner weight lifter, mass gainers will typically cause one to get fat faster instead of gaining muscle. Learn how your body reacts to the work you're doing before worrying about bulking. You may be surprised that you aren't a 'hard gainer'.

    Be safe. Have fun. Don't let ego overwork you until you dread going into the gym or you hurt yourself.

    Last, but not least, don't worry about what that person on the bench across from you thinks. You're lifting for you, not them.
    Last edited by WillManning; 01-01-2017 at 04:11 PM.

  2. #2
    Last edited by WillManning; 01-01-2017 at 04:06 PM.

  3. #3

  4. #4

  5. #5

    Red face Personalised workout design guide

    Quote Originally Posted by WillManning View Post
    Study your craft and more importantly, yourself.

    While I'm not a psychologist, and still a beginner, I've gathered a few resources that hopefully you can use as well.

    Where to begin? Everybody knows 3 sets of 12, but there are other ways to start that won't make life hell for you.



    [URL="https://www.youtube.com/user/athrall7/featured"]Alan Thrall[/URL] has many, many helpful videos. From proper form to creating your own program.

    Another YouTube channel I recommend is [URL="https://www.youtube.com/user/JDCav24/videos"]Athlean-X[/URL]
    Caution, he's selling his exercise program but he lays things out in his video's in a way that very easy to understand.

    Have a particular 'hurt' but don't want to stop lifting? Browse his channel for alternatives. "Like" him on Facebook

    Videos are one thing, reading is another. Bookmarked for quick reference to me is:
    [URL="https://www.t-nation.com"]T-Nation[/URL]. "Like" them on Facebook
    [URL="http://www.bodybuilding.com/"]Bodybuilding[/URL]. Yes, they have a competitor app, but they have great information.
    Here's a recent find. [URL="http://ironmind.com/"]Ironmind.com[/URL] It's a grip aid and strength store. You may be asking yourself "Why an e-store?". Simple. For the information linked under the 'Media' tab.
    [URL="http://ironmind.com/articles/jim-schmitz-on-the-lifts/"]Jim Schmitz on the Lifts [/URL]
    [URL="http://ironmind.com/articles/extreme-bodyweight-training/"]Brad Johnson's Bodyweight Training[/URL]
    [URL="http://ironmind.com/articles/john-brookfields-grip-tips/#"]John Brookfield's Grip Tips[/URL]
    Every single one of the pages has links to a wealth of information.


    To make things simpler on myself, I've created a bookmark folder labeled simply "lifting", and in it has every muscle group, mobility/stretching, and numerous links for quick reference, including a "do do this to get hurt" folder.

    Research, study, practice.

    Leave your ego off the weight bar.

    Have patience and don't rush.

    Oh, stay away from fad diets and leave the mass gainers alone until you've been lifting for 6 months to a year (protein shakes are 'OK' in moderation). Why? Because you stop the fad diet when you reach your goal of weight loss, but you haven't taught yourself how to eat nutritiously. Big difference. For the beginner weight lifter, mass gainers will typically cause one to get fat faster instead of gaining muscle. Learn how your body reacts to the work you're doing before worrying about bulking. You may be surprised that you aren't a 'hard gainer'.

    Be safe. Have fun. Don't let ego overwork you until you dread going into the gym or you hurt yourself.

    Last, but not least, don't worry about what that person on the bench across from you thinks. You're lifting for you, not them.
    If you are a fitness lover and want to get a proper advise about the fitness routine. You can also visit to [url]http://kaa-yaa.com/[/url]

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •