The good news is you can minimise this by doing regular weight training sessions.
Beginners should focus on good form and correct weights. If you’re not sure what exercises to do, here are 5 simple ones which target all the major muscle groups.
You will need a set of dumbbells and should perform the exercises at least twice a week.
This exercise targets your back and core. Your legs and supporting arms are placed like the three-legged frame of a tripod so you have a wide base of support.
This straightforward move seriously hits your back and shoulder muscles. It’s the one to get you that elusive V-shape with a narrow waist.
Although this is one of the most basic and familiar exercises you can do, bicep curls are great for toning your arms and forearms.
This move builds your core, triceps and shoulder strength from the ground up. It’s ideal for beginners, also for lifters who get fed up with heavy barbell lifting.
One of the best moves for overall strength, squats with added dumbbells allow beginners to concentrate on their technique.
30s? Frightening, isn't it? Some simple but effective exercises, always motivating so thanks.
Now I've hit my 30s I am doing a lot more strength exercises, rather than just the treadmill and cross trainer. I do tend to just use the machines though so these ideas made me think I should get some dumbbells. But what size would I get for a woman?
I really like doing dumbbell floor presses and can lift heavier weights with it than with pressdowns or triceos extensions..