Strength Training 101
Basic Guidelines for Strength Training
- TYPES: Strength training can be done with weight machines, free weights or a combination of both.
- FREQUENCY: Be sure to rest all muscle groups for 48 to 72 hours between workouts.
- REPETITIONS: For each exercise, do one to three sets. Each set should include 8 to 12 repetitions.
- DIFFICULTY/WEIGHT AMOUNT: You should feel able to complete at least 8 repetitions but find yourself reasonably challenged to complete 12.