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Strength Training for Beginners

These resources will help you learn the basics of strength training including which exercises to do, choosing sets, reps and weights and how to set up a routine to help you reach your fitness goals.

Beginner Back and Abs Workout
This workout takes you through some basic exercises to work your abs and your back.

Beginner Ball Workout for Balance, Stability & Strength
This workout is perfect for those of you who are new to the ball and aren't sure how to use it. These beginner moves will familiarize you with the ball while working your abs, back and stabilizer muscles.

Strength Training for Beginners
This article outlines what a typical beginner strength training program looks like from the first day through six weeks of training.

The Basics of Lifting Weights
Simple tips for how to set up a strength training program for beginners.

Total Body Beginner Strength Workout 2
This total body workout is more advanced than the previous beginner workout, involving more difficult exercises and heavier weights.

Total Body Beginner Strength Workout 3
This workout is a progression from the Beginner Total Strength 2, including more advanced exercises like barbell squats, walking lunges, full pushups and more.

Total Body Beginner Strength Workout
This workout targets the entire body and is geared towards beginning exercisers. Work your muscles with this short routine that requires no extra equipment.

Weight Training 101
Lifting weights is important for losing weight, building strong bones and staying healthy and fit. But, where do you start? This article answers that question as well as specifics like how to choose exercises, sets, reps and weights and setting up a routine.

Workout Central
My Workout Center lists workouts for all fitness levels, including beginners. The workouts include strength training, cardio, flexibility and specialty workouts.

Your No Weight Workout
You don't need a lot of expensive equipment to get a great workout. Check out this complete, no weight workout you can do anywhere, anytime.

Strength Training for Beginners
One of the biggest mistakes beginners make is doing too much too soon. To avoid burning out, you need to prepare your body for building muscle by starting small with this 6-week strength training plan.

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