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I've been doing strength training for many years. It took some time to get used to the motions and figuring out what weight worked for me. Now, i'm probably in better shape at 58 than I was at 38
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Thanks for the information it was so helpful.
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I just love these helpful tips and will be referring to them to make sure that I am following these tips in the future.
Thank you for the helpful tips! However, I have been trying to make sure I do the proper form and I still get injured easily. My arms have been aching considerably even when I give them time in between to heal. I did recently go up to 20 lbs weights at home. I do a tricep behind the head with the 20 lb weights and also I do skull crushers and chest exercises with the heavier weight. There are some exercises that I am can't do with proper form with the heavier weight so I have stuck with the 13 lbs or 15lbs. I'm not sure why my injuries happen so frequently. I'm not sure if I'm just burnt out and that I need more then just a day or two to recover. My strength training workout is usually a full body routine done no twice a week. The rest of the time I do have push ups and planks and other exercises built in that are supposed to increase strength. So even though I enjoy strength training I am still trying to work on what is best for me.
All good suggestions. At the gym I find that usually men more so than women want to push the heavy weights and, in doing so, often do the swinging back and forth thing. Those are the men that really should work out at home with the instructions in this article, as it seems they push it because they fear looking weak. Why do I say this? Because I have been working out for years and so have built up considerable strength and so work out with fairly heavy weights. I have seen men grab some weights to use, then see me (a woman) using heavier weights, then return the weights they have originally taken and take weights heavier than the ones I am using. I wish I could feel sorry for them, knowing the next day they will regret what they have done....but I cannot garner much sympathy for such foolishness.
One dojo I trained at years ago because it was affiliated with the one I trained had mirrors all over the place which REALLY bugged me at the time (being self conscious) but now I can see why especially when doing line work or kata.
Thank-you for the article! Lots of useful information here. I'll make sure to check it again when I'm working out at home.
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