How to Make Weightlifting a Part of Your Weekly Routine.

Part of the You Can Learn Weightlifting series.
By Ken Brown
Editor, YouCanLearnSeries.com
Updated:
September 6, 2004

     Everyone talks about getting in shape and losing weight, but people don't always do what they should to make themselves feel better and look better. I have always been a runner and have played basketball throughout my life. I have broken three hours in the marathon, and could outrun most of my opponents in basketball, but I have never been much of a weightlifter. The last couple of years all that has changed. My knees started to go bad and I needed a way to strengthen them. I turned to weightlifting.

I have not transformed my body into a huge bodybuilder. I have toned my body and made it serve me better as I move through my forties. This whole section on weightlifting is to help you learn the proper form and technique to build a better body and help you to live a longer and healthier life. I see many people my age struggling with knee and back problems. You don't have to suffer any longer, you can do something about it.

This section on weightlifting is not designed to make you "huge". It is written so you can develop your body into a functioning machine to take you into a healthy future. You can use the techniques in these articles to build a younger looking, lean body that will have members of the opposite sex whistling at you and saying nice things about you behind your back. And you can take these same techniques add a little more effort and time to build your body into the shape of a bodybuilder. But that is not our primary focus here.

What you should receive from these articles is the ability to exercise on a regular basis and tone your muscles so you can use those muscles in everyday situations to do gardening, move large items in your house, help friends and neighbors with everyday house chores and to live an active life as you age. Have you ever done yard work over the weekend and ended up with a sore back and legs for a whole week? When you have experiences like that you don't even want to go outside on the weekends, or help your spouse with everyday choirs. Why suffer? Tone your body with regular weightlifting and see what a difference it makes in your life. We can help.

In the table below are sections on weightlifting tips to help you create a stronger younger body, click a link and let's get started.

As always, if you haven't exercised in a long time or you have long standing medical problems, be sure and see a doctor before starting this or any exercise routine.
Creating a Back you can use
Building strong Shoulders
Lifting for your Legs
A chest you can be proud of
World Class Triceps
Big Biceps
We welcome you to the You Can Learn Series on Weightlifting. We know you can make your body beautiful in a relatively short amount of time and effort. The goal of this program is to allow your body to do for you what it did for you when you were young. To go for a walk with your lover without getting winded. To use the stairs at work. To work in the garden and not be sore the next day. Weightlifting can help you achieve your physical goals. If you want to build that perfect body for bodybuilding competitions, there is enough information here to help you.

Remember to start slow with small weights, just because you lifted 200 pounds as a 20 year old doesn't mean you have to begin at that weight. Try 10 pounds or 20 pounds and work up from there. My father-in-law used to carry 100 pound bags of flour as a younger man in the bakery industry, but that was a few years ago, begin small, so you don't injure yourself. I have a brother-in-law that ripped out a muscle in his shoulder, when he over lifted. Be smart I look forward to receiving before and after photos from you, of how weightlifting has changed your life and made you feel so much better. Send your letters and photos to webmaster [at] youcanlearnseries.com Weightlifting for Health in the subject line and let us know if we can use your letter and photos on our website. Thank you and here is to better health for all of us.

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