Right, I've exercised all my life (swimming, running, yoga). Have had ankle injuries so yoga's been out for a few months and my muscle tone is suffering. I do the fixed weights on the machines at the gym but really want to start using the free weights, but don't know where to begin.
I want to build muscle generally, but want to build strength especially rhomboids/trapezius/lats. I want my yoga arms back.
Am perimenopausal, so it all feels quite urgent.
Can anyone set me off in the right direction - suggestions for key starter sets and/or website links to good technique?
I can't offer much advice on the free weights, but we put in a pull up bar across our kitchen door way last year. At first I could barely hang on it (always had one foot on the ground)- now, after dangling on it for a minute each day before heading to/from the snack cupboard, I can do one arm pull ups!
@Nico - thanks! It looks nice a subtle (just a plain chrome bar) & was easy to put up, so it's well worth it. I think I got it off amazon for about £16 ? - I can't believe how much it has changed, toned and strengthened my upper body (in a nice way! - not like body builder style ).