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Okay, I can't wait anymore, my son has a bench press and all that jazz, I'm in fairly good shape, have fibro(kept at bay with many supplements) my son doesn't use his weights so he is not good on advice, anyone have tips on how to start a weight program. I've played around a few time but what is the best way to begin a program. I always do lot's of stretching first .
02-12-2002, 05:31 AM
start out light and easy. Do not go to failure for the first few times until you get used to the weight. I would also purchase a book on exercise and form. If you don't learn the proper form you can and will injure your self. If you need additional info e-mail me.
02-12-2002, 06:03 AM
The first thing to do is see your doctor and get his/her okay to start weight training.
02-12-2002, 06:10 AM
good on you Sue. what was it that made you say "this is it,i'm gonna start lifting weights and get in shape?" other than Dorian's advice i would add that, once you get a little confidence (and this may take up to a year) go to a Gym once a week and work out on some of the exercises that you can't do at home. it's a very daunting experience for ANYONE but you really can learn a lot just from watching and eavesdropping on conversations re: diet & training etc.Richie
I belonged to a gym many moons ago. found a passion for working out and aerobics. As luck would have it, my health was take away by fibromyalgia. Many years later I've learned to keep my symptoms at bay.
I am 46 and want more muscle tone. Yes, I'll start out slow, I can't really see me at gym right now. Just want to see if this can be done by a person with fibro. I've reached other goals that I thought were impossible, so now I'm ready to try this
I did yoga for a year, did Qi-gong, but I realized how much I miss working out!!!!! and I think I can do this!
"Awaken the Giant Within"
thanks for talking to me
02-12-2002, 03:28 PM
I'm also 46 and started about 3 years. One of the best books I've read is Arnold Swartzneggers "Bodybuilding Encyclopedia". It's available at B&N and Amazon.com. I've followed the workout and nutrition advise closely. If you'll look at the Transformation thread, I've posted my results including my diet.
I think it's fantastic you're beginning this journey, I'll be happy to help if I can.