Exactly What You Need to Know Before You Start Lifting Weights

It’s important for those who are new to weight-lifting and dealing with the fatigue, soreness, and doubt that often come with this new workout to remember that it’ll start to feel easier over time, says Meghan Kennihan, a personal trainer and running coach in Chicago. “Most of my clients find that with each training session, they’re able to increase their mind-body connection, which ultimately leads to more stability and coordination,” says Kennihan. “The lifts will eventually feel more natural, and you’ll also start to feel more confident in your form.” If after a few sessions you’re still feeling intimidated, consider hiring a personal trainer, she suggests, who can help you master the fundamentals so you can more easily train on your own.