Weight-lifting and safety


This is such an important topic that I believe it warrants its own unique post. I did cover the safety aspect of performing the bench press, so I won’t go over that again.

Danger in weights

There is first the safety involved in handling heavy weights. These can simply drop on you and maim you or kill you. Make sure all weights on dumbells and barbells are secured. If you are working with machines, beware of loose clothing or long hair getting trapped in the moving parts. If you are squatting, beware of the weight on your shoulders falling over you. This happens just too often. Continue reading

A specific programme


There was a lot of discussions and choices last time in how to put together a programme for whole body workouts but few examples. So this is what I will seek to provide in this post.

So we have 3 exercises: the squat, back row and bench press. We have sets and reps in addition. Let’s put everything together. Continue reading