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When you think of strength training, do you inwardly groan? People often don't take to
strength training because they believe it's boring, or they're intimidated, or they think they have
to join a gym. The truth is that strength training is versatile - you can do it anywhere with a
minimum amount of inexpensive equipment (in fact, you can do many strength training moves with no
equipment whatsoever). And there are enough exercises to keep you - and your body - interested for a
life time. These incredibly diverse links are proof.
||Upper Body Strength Training
||Lower Body Strength Training
||Weight Workouts 101|
Don't be intimidated by a few dumbbells! Weight training is very good for you. This All Spirit Fitness
feature explains why and helps you get started the right way.
||Getting Strong Through Resistance Training|
What exactly is resistance training and why should you do it? This article has the answers.
||Strength Training Myths|
Maybe you have some assumptions about strength training, like only macho, over-muscled men do it, or
it's dangerous, or it's only for young adults. You'll be set straight here.
||Modes of Resistance Training|
There's more than one way to build up your muscles and your strength. This article is an overview of
the different forms of resistance training.
Dr. Miram Nelson has written a series of excellent books about strength training for women. This is
her official site, and you will find articles, recipes, success stories and much, much more!
This simple routine is geared towards runners. Don't think that just cardio activity will keep you
fit - in fact, strength training will enhance your cardio activities quite a lot.
||Six Steps to a Minimalist Workout|
Don't have much time but you know you should work your muscles? Here's a good, basic training routine.
||Workout Creation Instructions|
If you're already experienced at weight training, this site can help you organize a routine online.
It's very thorough, but be forewarned - you need to know what you're doing!