Wife wants to start weight training

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2005/08/04 12:41:46 (permalink)

Wife wants to start weight training


My wife has been doing cardio work for a few years but has decided she wants to start some proper weight training instead of randomly using the machines at the gym.

Her goals are to tone up and lose some fat.

Can someone post up a basic routine that she could follow, she intends to train with weights 3 days a week.

Thanks for any advice
post edited by phda - 2005/08/04 12:42:22

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    RE: Wife wants to start weight training 2005/08/04 12:51:47 (permalink)
    The 4 day split in this post http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/Bodybuilding_for_the_Beginner%21/m_2245/tm.htm is the one I follow at the moment and seems to be working very well. I expect your wife could take elements of it or mix it about sensibly if she's only going 3 days. I've only been working out with weights for about 6 months now - prior to that for years all I did was running. Now I do both and have seen major improvements in my physique and endurance. I hope she finds the same!
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    RE: Wife wants to start weight training 2005/08/04 13:54:50 (permalink)
    A female can train the same as a male
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    RE: Wife wants to start weight training 2005/08/04 16:15:48 (permalink)
    try squats, stiff leg deads, bench press (with dbs if the bar is too heavey), barbell rows and overhead press

    do 3 gradually heavier sets of 10 reps but not to failure on each exercise for 4 weeks

    This will give her a good base and from then she can move onto a more intense routine and/ or split the body up into seperate days
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