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If you want to find weight training exercises as a beginner, here at netfit.co.uk we can help you. With some great starter programs and ideas on how to train, weight training just got simpler.

The following FREE weight training exercises within a beginners sample program is taken from the Netfit Member's Area, where you will find the Internet's largest resource of exercise descriptions, along with a multitude of workouts for all fitness levels for various body areas, why not take a look and give your body the benefits it deserves. You can also look to buy cheap gym equipment online from www.gymequipment.co.uk - where you will find some great offers.



Use the following weight training exercises to help strengthen and develop your biceps muscles. Always warm-up and stretch prior to your workout, aiming to work within your own limits - always focus on working the muscle to be trained - maintain good technique!

The aim of this workout is for beginners to get accustomed to performing a simple selection of biceps exercises. The weight you choose should enable you to perform the desired amount of reps for each set, without losing good technique in the final few reps. If you are able to perform the exercises with ease, you should aim to either increase the weight or perform a few more reps 3 - 5 maximum, in order to achieve the benefits.

Date Time
keep your elbows tucked into your sides keep palms facing each other
2 Sets of 10 - 12 lifts with 30 - 45 seconds rest between sets 2 Sets of 8 - 12 lifts keeping your palms facing each other
fully extend your hand downwards have your palms facing downwards
2 Sets of 8 - 12 lifts each side - full range of movement 1 Set of 10 - 12 slow lifts. Keep palms facing downwards
avoid swinging the weights upwards keep your elbows tucked into your side
8 - 12 Slow lifts each side - never force the weight up 8 - 12 lifts each side keeping good technique - full stretch each arm

Aim to work through all 6 exercises - however if you feel tired or sore, work for the first 4 only. If you click on each image, it will give you a full exercise description.

When beginning any exercise regime - including using our FREE weight training program, it's wise to have a medical check up, especially if you are overweight, have high blood pressure or been sedentary for a while.

The above workout is designed to work all your biceps muscle groups. As a beginner, I would certainly look at reading the notes strength training and also use some of the other pages we have on bicep workouts, training programs, working out and nutrition, as well as more general pages on fitness exercises and fitness!.

Why not read how you can maximise your training on the next page »

As a beginner your aim should be to establish correct technique whilst lifting a suitable weight. The weight you need to lift, will be as much as is comfortable for the reps outlined, with the last 2 - 3 reps becoming hard but not impossible to lift.

For best results you will want to train with weights 2 - 3 times per week for about 30 - 45 minutes, working on 2 or 3 different muscle groups for each workout. Combining C.V. (aerobic exercise) training with your weight training will help develop correct muscle tone, and also a reduction in body fat.

Adjust your weights gradually, once you can lift the set number of reps comfortable, take the weight up slightly, bearing in mind that you may not be able to still do the same number of reps as before.

Stop immediately if you feel any pain or discomfort whilst lifting, do not work to failure, rest when you need to, either between each exercise for ideally 30 seconds to 2 minutes, and between training sessions. Aim to train with a minimum of a days rest between sessions.

Setting goals is a good way to stay motivated, however make sure that they realistic, too many people quit training, as they don't see any results. Results take time, and because they are gradual are often hard to see for yourself. Taking photo's or simple body measurements is a good idea, so that you can monitor your progress every 6 -8 weeks.

Record the amount of reps, sets and weight you can lift, with your key aim to be able to move on to a slightly harder program. Staying with the same program week in week out, will only be a maintenance program. In order to develop to become fitter and stronger, you will need to adjust your program, with either new exercise's, or method of lifting.

Start with this program, then move onto a slightly harder beginners program 2 then 3. Once you have completed all three programs try the lower / upper body weight training programs.

If you are training to develop either muscle tissue or to lose body fat, then reading the notes on nutrition will certainly be beneficial to you.


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