Hello there bloggies! Welcome to Fitness Friday!

Usually when I write these blog posts, I rely upon my own experiences. I take what I have done in my life and then write about them here. Today is not going to be like that. Instead, in today’s Fitness Friday, I am going to write about something I know so little about.

Lifting

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I never have incorporated heavy lifting into my workout regimes. Sure, I do some light lifting (~80-90 lbs) where I do dead lifts, curls, and squats. But never anything where I reach a maximum weight or hit all the right targets. Most of workouts are usually mid to long distance runs or high intensity interval training (HIIT).

I think it stems from my sports training history that focused mainly on tennis and somewhat less on basketball. As a taller and bigger person, I was always trying to get faster and more agile. Suicides and sprints were the bane of my existence back then. I was far less focused on trying to bulk up and build up my strength.

So, I have very little experience lifting. As with all forms of exercise, using proper form is essential in lifting. Maintaining correct form and technique ensures that you don’t hurt yourself and that you get the benefits of the exercise. Because my training has never really incorporated lifting, I never learned this proper technique. I also am not sure how to eat and fuel my body properly. With my other workouts, I know what my body needs better and how to keep a balance of burning calories and preparing my body for exercise.

But, as I move forward with my exercise and fitness, I want to keep diversifying my regimes and adding different types of exercises to them. One way to keep things fresh is to add more lifting sessions. The issue I am running into is that a) I know very little about how to do so effectively and b) lack the adequate equipment to do so.

That’s why I am writing about this today. I want to see what advice any of the readers of the blog or just this post. How should I add lifting to my regimes? How many days a week? Any good guides to learn proper technique? What and how much should I eat? Have any details or thoughts on lifting? I want to hear them. Let me know in the comments below or on twitter @DrFsThoughts.

Anything will be greatly appreciated!

Thank you for stopping by! Have a great weekend!

-Dr. F

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