Try these beginner-friendly moves to get started strength training.
Strength training helps you control your weight, decrease your osteoporosis risk, and attain a toned, fit figure. To avoid injuries, use your own bodyweight and light dumbbells before moving to heavy lifting. Check out these quintessential moves for a whole body workout — they can be done right in your living room and will work all of your major muscles. Do these exercises three times a week for 30 minutes. Repetition is key when it comes to building strength — start with 10 reps of each move. With these strengthening staples, speed is not the name of the game: Keep your form intact and unleash your strength for a leaner, stronger, and more confident self!
Dumbbell lateral raises work shoulder and upper arm muscles. This exercise works the deltoid and rotator cuff, which are each comprised of several muscles. Stand tall and lift the dumbbells to the height of your shoulder. Repeat this several times. Do the motion slowly to avoid injury and ensure muscle strengthening.