How to Start a Strength Training Program: Tips & Easy Exercises for Total Body Fitness by Lisa Faremouth Weber

Fitness
6 months ago
How to Start a Strength Training Program: Tips & Easy Exercises for Total Body Fitness

Ready to add strength training into your fitness routine? Here are five exercises to help with your total body fitness and tips to get started:

  • Begin with the end in mind and write down your goals and intention. With a sense of enthusiasm, decide to move in the direction of your dreams.
  • Dress for success! Invest in a fitness wardrobe including leggings, joggers or shorts, bra top, tank, long sleeve and hoodie. If you live in a cold climate hat, gloves and scarf.
  • I recommend a daily 20- to 30-minute walk, jog or bike outdoors. Being in nature balances the nervous system. Of course, it is fun to have indoor cardio equipment, too.
  • I have my clients invest in a body bar 9, 12, 15. My advance clients build up to using 18 and 24. 

Here is a basic total body workout you should do two to three times per week to grow your bones and muscles and create joint fitness and overall well-being. Do 12 to 15 reps for each exercises. Pause in between and take a deep cleansing breath.

  1. Standing bicep curls with underhand grip
  2. Overhead press
  3. Squats
  4. Heel lifts
  5. Bent over rows

Repeat this sequence two to three times. Closing stretches should include:

Standing Forward Bend

Standing Arm Circles and Chest Stretch

Seated Butterfly

Baby Cobra

Child’s Pose

End with a seated or reclining five to 15-minute mediation.

Reach out to me for wellness, life and fitness coaching!

The content on 30Seconds.com is for informational and entertainment purposes only, and should not be considered medical advice. The information on this site should not be used to diagnose or treat a health problem or disease, and is not a substitute for professional care. Always consult your personal healthcare provider. The opinions or views expressed on 30Seconds.com do not necessarily represent those of 30Seconds or any of its employees, corporate partners or affiliates.

Take 30 seconds and join the 30Seconds community. Inspire and be inspired.

Related Products on Amazon We Think You May Like:

30Second Mobile, Inc. is a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.

Strength Training Tips for Beginners: 5 Ways to Get the Most Out of Your Dumbbell Workouts

Strength Training: How & Why You Should Add Strength Training to Your Cardio Fitness Routine

​Burpees, Planks, Squats: How to Do These 3 Key Exercises & Why You Should Add Them to Your Fitness Workout

Benefits of a Home Gym: Top 7 Reasons to Exercise at Home Instead of the Gym

Donna John
Can you tell us more about the body bar, Lisa Faremouth Weber ?
Lisa Faremouth Weber
Sure. What would you like to know. I purchase Body Bar from Spri which is distributed by Gaiam I beliebe
Cassiday
I appreciate the tips!
Elisa A. Schmitz 30Seconds
Such a great kickstart to a healthy exercise routine. I also would like to know more about the body bar. How is it used? Like a free weight? Like barbells? Thanks for any more details on how to use one, Lisa Faremouth Weber ! Donna John

join discussion

Please login to comment.

recommended tips

Sleep Tips for Baby: 4 Ways to Help Baby (& You!) Sleep Better!

How Much Sleep Do Kids Need? Sleep Requirements for Kids & the Benefits of Developing Healthy Sleep Habits

Sleep Your Way to Good Health: 3 Tips to Get the Zzzz's You Need!

Teen Sleep Recommendations: Are Your Teenagers Getting Enough Sleep?

Got 30 seconds? Sign up for 30Seconds.com and get the best of our tips each week!