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Brand new to strength training? Here are some pointers

Are you interested in strength training, but don't know where to start? This week's article will provide a great starting point for beginners.

Warm up for 5-10 minutes by doing some form of cardio activity (i.e.: walking, bike, elliptical trainer).

Body Part & Exercise Number Number of of Sets Repetitions

Core: 1. Floor Bridge 2 12

2. Plank 2 12

Chest: 1. Dumbbell Bench 2 12

Press 2 12

2. Wall or Floor

Push Up

Back: 1. Bent Over 2 12

Dumbbell Row 2 12

2. Floor Cobra

Biceps:1. Single Leg 2 12

Dumbbell Curl

Legs: 1. Stability Ball 2 12

Squat 2 12

2. Stationary

Lunge

NOTES: Perform a circuit by going from one exercise to the next. Take a 90 second rest when you complete all the exercises once and then repeat one more time.

This workout should be done three times a week on non-consecutive days.

Cool down with some stretching.

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Corinna Maggy is a National Academy of Sports Medicine certified personal trainer and corrective exercise specialist. She can be reached at corinna@mtn-riders.com or 605-3549. The information contained within Health Matters is not a substitute for professional medical examination, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult your physician before starting an exercise program or beginning any nutritional regimen.

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