Women Who Lift: A Beginner’s Guide

Before you put on your stylish workout clothing, before you pack up your gym shoes, and before you ever lift a free weight, you should pat yourself on the back. Seriously. The fact that you’re here, on this website, reading this introductory exercise article is an accomplishment in and of itself. Every journey begins with a single step and we’re humbled that yours begins here. Good for you.

Today on Healthversed, we’re going to lay a foundation for you before you start weightlifting. By the end of this article, you’ll know the difference between free weights and barbells, you’ll know how to set goals for yourself, you’ll know what not to do at the gym and a lot more. So, fix yourself a pre-workout drink, strap on your gym shoes, and let’s get lifting!

Don’t Hurt Yourself!

Please don’t hurt yourself. Don’t be afraid to consult your family doctor or seek professional guidance before you hit the weight room. Why? Because injuries can be physically and mentally debilitating.

Obviously pushing too hard can cause physical discomfort, but it can also do severe damage to your well-intentioned optimism. So, consult your doctor, talk to a fit friend, and channel your inner tortoise: slow and steady.

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