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I am here to tell you about my life-long passion for weight lifting and exercise, and to give you some valuable tips. It does not come easy as you have to do a lot of reading and study to become educated in what you are doing. I have no particular book or article to give to you, just my personal experiences with all of my own successes and failures Any magazine or book on weight lifting and exercise would be good to read. Do this on a regular basis.

Did I hear you say that you want to start weight lifting and develop an exercise program?

First things first. You must warm up or prepare yourself to begin an exercise regimen. This is important because it helps to prevent muscle and tendon injuries. It is important to warm up and go through this process each and every time before you start weight lifting and exercising. Some warm up techniques you could do are leg stretches, yoga, or bend overs and etc. Plan your work out in advance and write a schedule so that you can slowly increase your routine as you go ahead.

Start slow and increase your work outs from week to week to prevent injury. You should always be aware of overdoing your routine and pushing yourself over the limit. This could easily cause an injury that would take weeks to months to heal, and as important as your schedule is an injury is not worth the risk.

You need to think about what you are going to eat to nourish your body, and follow a good diet. If you are going to go to the trouble of setting up and sticking to an exercise routine you need to be strict about your diet. You should eat no fast foods as these foods are loaded with saturated fats, and this is deadly to your body. Avoid soda as well because of the caffeine content, among other things it tends to increase anxiety. It also increases your heart rate and stress levels. Drink 100% unsweetened fruit juice, plain water or an energy water if you prefer your water favored. If you prefer to buy water packets, read the labels first because some of them have ingredients that are not good for you. If your budget is tight you can use fruit juice to favor your water, this works well. A person should drink at least 8, 8 ounce glasses of water a day, but, when weight lifting or exercising your water intake should be even more. By consuming a well-balanced diet and drinking sufficient water daily you will feel better and you will find that your energy level is increasing.

Being faithful to an exercise plan over time will also take stress from your body. Your body will not age as fast, your immune system will be higher and you will feel younger.

If you are passionate with weight lifting, start with light weights. Pounds should be no greater than with the weight you can handle, causing you no pain. Increase the pounds slowly with each workout to prevent tendon and ligament injury. If you lift too heavy a weight too soon and suffer a ligament or tendon injury only time and no exercise will heal this. It is not worth the risk for set back.

I am planning on an article for the intermediate weight lifter, advanced weight lifting and exercise equipment. I look forward to getting this information to you and I hope what I have to pass on to you will help.

Here's to your health and wellness


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