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Where to start lifting weights
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Sleeplessinsaltend · 13/07/2021 13:54

I’d like to start lifting weights but feel intimidated by it. Had a baby 12 weeks ago and feeling stronger but ligaments still a bit loose as I’m exclusively breast feeding. Where she how did other people start. Can’t afford a PT and have limited time when the baby is sleeping.

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Dauphinois · 13/07/2021 13:59

Loads of work outs on YouTube for inspiration, have a look.

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randomsabreuse · 13/07/2021 16:52

Start with bodyweight exercises until you're confident you're doing it right. Consider filming yourself if you don't have a convenient mirror to check form.

Bodyfit by Amy has some post natal exercise routines.

Also think about Carifit - there's a couple of free workouts including one with Joe Wicks - they use the baby as the weight which is convenient if they need to be attached (but less fun in summer).

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Terrysmyorange · 13/07/2021 16:54

I recommend Les Mills brilliant guided workouts with and without weights

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3Britnee · 14/07/2021 07:12

Fitness blender videos on YouTube are 👌

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Sleeplessinsaltend · 14/07/2021 14:23

Thank you everyone - that’s a great help as I was really overwhelmed

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Moonflower12345 · 14/07/2021 15:23

Do you have some dumbbells? They don't need to be heavy, i have 1, 3 and 5 kg weights and seen great results. Weight lifting is SO good for women.

I started following dumbbell programs on the muscle and strength website. They are very simple to follow and have different options to suit your schedule, and videos to demonstrate the exercises.

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ShortBacknSides · 15/07/2021 13:35

Body weight stuff first.

Also have a look at Megsquats (YouTube & Insta) and AchieveFitness Boston (YouTube & Insta). Both have just had a baby or are pregnant, and they offer workouts for pre- and post-partum women.

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fairgame84 · 15/07/2021 13:44

I did Strong Curves workout. It was brilliant as I could go at my own pace. I'm going to start it again to try and get rid of my lockdown fat.

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ChasedByFox · 15/07/2021 14:47

Just bookmarking for later Smile

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Sjenson21 · 21/07/2021 20:44

Bodyfit by Amy post natal is fab. Start with dumbbells and kettlebells of different weights. Go heavier for swings. Then you can progress to body pump on Les Mills

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Tinseltrauma · 21/07/2021 20:48

Les Mills body pump is amazing, especially if you can find a live class x

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