Workouts and Exercise Programs
By Paul Rogers, About.com Guide
- Beginners' Workouts
- Workouts for Strength, Muscle and Power
- Dumbbell Workouts
- Sports-Specific Programs
- Weight Training Equipment
If you're new to weight training, starting slowly until you get used to the movements is essential, not only to prepare your body for the new stresses but to ensure you learn the correct way to do the exercises.
Workouts for Strength, Muscle and Power
Here's how to target specific objectives in weight training, including a general strength, muscle and power program for beginners.
- A Basic Strength and Muscle Weight Training Program
- A Basic Strength Training Program
- A Basic Muscle Building Program
- Training for Power
- Lower-body Training
Who needs tons of equipment? All you need is a set of dumbbells with adjustable weights, and with these dumbbell exercises and programs below, you can achieve stronger, leaner muscles in no time.
These weight training programs focus on the fundamental requirements of particular sports. The workouts support and complement the physical and functional characteristics of the sport.
- Weight Training for Sports - General Principles
- A Baseball Weight Training Program
- Weight Training for Golf
- Weight Training for Basketball
Weight Training Equipment
The choice is vast and so is the price range. You can get beautifully crafted dumbbells and sophisticated home gym machines at the more expensive end of the range, yet there is surprisingly inexpensive and functional equipment in the budget class.