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If I'm 50+ and would like to start weight training

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Fazackerley Mon 22-Apr-19 18:40:51

How do I without breaking something ?

Lungelady Mon 22-Apr-19 18:43:34

I am 60 and just started!
I have a good trainer and really enjoy the different stuff you can do. And it has made a difference!

babysharkah Mon 22-Apr-19 19:05:53

Get a trainer at least to start off with

Fazackerley Mon 22-Apr-19 19:25:59

I'm not sure where I'd find a trainer. Our local gyms aren't amazing.

Aimily Mon 22-Apr-19 19:28:38

Talk to one of the gym instructors, or look for a personal trainer online, they'll be able to get you started.

Rollerbird Mon 22-Apr-19 21:33:54

Look for crossfit near you and do a free trial class.
It is scaleable for everyone and I'm 52, started in October and my shape and fitness has improved massively.

3luckystars Mon 22-Apr-19 21:42:43

I'm 40s and starting this week after never doing anything ever. I avoid all exercise, even walking, but my back is now in trouble and I need to strengthen up.

So this week, I am starting weights too. Very very gently. I'm going to get advice from a physiotherapist first, and do some pilates to strengthen my back before doing anything mad.

I hope it ok that I join you here, we can start together!

Dobinette Mon 22-Apr-19 21:47:36

Go to a BodyPump class. You'll love it!

3luckystars Tue 23-Apr-19 13:55:51

Do you have weights yourself at home or are you planning on joining a gym?

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