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Strength Training for Beginners

Emily Doenges

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Strength training is an integral part of any fitness routine. A strong body can help you as you progress on your fitness journey and benefit you in your everyday life. If you’re new to strength training or want to understand more about its benefits, this post is for you!

Why strength training?

Exercising and moving your body each day is always a great idea. In fact, participating in regular physical activity is one of the most important things you can do for your health. That includes both cardio and strength training to help build your muscles and endurance. According to the Mayo Clinic, the potential benefits of strength training include:

  • Weight management
  • Reduced health risk for cardiovascular disease and Type 2 diabetes
  • Strengthened bones and muscles
  • Enhanced quality of life
  • Sharpened thinking skills

With all those potential benefits, adding strength training into your fitness routine is a great way to improve your overall fitness. 

Strength workouts for beginners

Don’t know where to begin on your strength training journey? There are plenty of beginner strength training workouts in the Library to help you focus on using proper form while building your strength and working your muscles. 

Demonstration for Proper Form with iFit Trainer John Peel

Strength Training 101 with iFit Trainer Gideon Akande 

Foundations of Strength Training with iFit Trainer Kelsey Sheahan

Resistance Band Miniseries with iFit Trainer John Peel 

Beginner Plus Bodyweight Strength Series with iFit Trainer Jonnie Gale

Beginner Plus Dumbbell Strength Series with iFit Trainer Jonnie Gale

Beginner Bodyweight Strength Series with iFit Trainer Zac Marion

Strength training equipment

Before you begin your strength training journey, investing in equipment and building your home gym is a great first step. You can start with some simple equipment to get started, including:

You can even start with bodyweight workouts, then build up your strength to use equipment as you progress. Ready to start your strength training journey? We’re here to help you every step of the way!  

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