I’ve been following a new workout plan, compliments of my boyfriend who is a Second Lieutenant in the Army, that requires me to lift more weights and use a variety of machines at the gym. I’m excited to have a plan, but rely a lot on my boyfriend to show me what to do.
When I’m stuck going to the gym by myself, I usually cling to a treadmill or elliptical. I don’t like venturing over to new machines because I usually end up doing something wrong.
Sure, I look at the instructional diagrams, but even those can be vague. Plus, how do I know how many reps to do or how much weight to start out with? And, what if I want to do something with dumbbells or barbells? Honestly, I feel pretty silly trying to lift 30 pounds of weight next to someone who is surpassing 200 pounds. I know I clearly need some direction. So, thanks to YouTube, I found more detailed directions on how to complete some of the exercises in my workout plan.
Flat bench press:
Straight leg dead lifts:
Seated calf raises:
If you are looking to put together a day-by-day workout plan that incorporates these exercises and others, check out these workout tips from Gold’s Gym.