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Introduction to Weight Training
Weight training and bodybuilding require motivation and extreme dedication. It is progressive resistance training involving many hours, weeks, months and years of hard work. Most just want to be happy with their appearance, have a body to be proud of, feel fit and healthy, and with every luck, prolong their lives. Others train to help them in their chosen sporting endeavours. Then there are those driven by competition, they want to be the best in their gym, in their local area, nationally, and even internationally. Whatever your goal may be, you will need to put in the effort, train the right way, and learn as you progress. Weight training alone won't give you the look you desire; you have to add cardiovascular training, a healthy diet and the vital rest and recovery periods. And remember, it is never too late to start weight training, whatever your age. Although it is true that you will make faster gains in your late teens and early twenties, there is no reason you can't gain in your 30's, 40's, 50's even your 60's. Before you start any form of physical training a health check is advised, especially if you have any underlying medical conditions, as you may need your doctor's approval. Even if you have been training for years, a regular physical check-up with your doctor is advised. This book aims to aid you in your training; responsibility cannot be accepted for any illness or injuries that occur as a result of poor training methods. The information on our website provides an overview of weight training, what you need to know, examples of routines, and specific exercises no matter what level of training you are at. Hardcore Gym also has a training journal available to help you keep note of your training. It is difficult to know where you are at if you do not know where you have come from, therefore a journal logging your progress is an essential item in your gym bag. It will help you log your weight and rep counts from training session to training session and therefore provide you with statistics to analyse your performance and progress. Once you are motivated and training regularly, it can become addictive, so it is important to do it right, make the gains you strive for, and not waste your time training with very little reward. Hardcore Gym welcomes the opportunity to pass our knowledge on to you.