So you want to unleash your inner Hulk (rage optional) and get big and strong?
Does the thought of stepping into a gym and hitting the weights intimidate you? Do you wish you could pack muscle onto your skinny frame but don’t know where to start? Are you a bigger guy who’d rather have your chest and shoulders be broader than your waist? Are you a woman who’s tired of being “skinny fat” and wants to get that “toned” look? Maybe you just want to be stronger and faster?
No matter where you are starting from, I’m here to help with this beginner strength training guide!
Strength training can be a vast, and scary, topic to try to come to grips with; so I want you to take a deep breath and let this guide take you through the process step-by-step.
“DON’T PANIC.” – The Hitchhiker’s Guide to the Galaxy
If you’re looking to start building muscle and becoming stronger, it takes three distinct things:
At the most basic level, that’s really all you need.
Of course, readers of The Jerd know we are all about training smarter, not harder (law #6 of the Jerd Herd!) so I’ve tried to assemble a simple, yet well thought out, guide to beginner’s strength training for you. Inside you will find our Total Body 3×5 Workout Plan, how to deal with plateaus, and the major keys to success!
This is strength training boiled down to the absolute basics.