“How do I start with lifting weights?”

I get this question over and over again. It’s probably the question women ask me the most.

So I’m taking a brief detour from talking about the myriad benefits of strength training for women (and men) over 40. We’ll come back to those, because there are lots more to cover. But given how often this question comes up, I think it requires some attention.

I’m convinced that intimidation/confusion holds far too many women back from lifting (along with myths like “I’ll get big and bulky” and “I’ll hurt myself”.)

If you’re already strength training, I’ll bet you know someone else in this position and have gotten the same question. If you’re not already lifting, maybe you’ve heard enough to decide it makes sense to start, but aren’t sure how to go about it.

There is no “right way” to start with lifting weights

Contrary to what people may tell you, there is no single “right” way to start strength training. 

There is only a right way FOR YOU.