Apologies for choosing the lazy route as I am sure similar question has already been asked and answered but this thread is 250 pages long so...
Anyhow, I am thinking of starting lifting but I've never done it before properly. I had been active in my teens and 20s, played football (soccer) in amateur clubs for quite a long time and liked sports in general although I've never been into lifting or gym workouts. I am now almost 40 and since the knee injury some 10 years ago my fitness levels have been low and I've gained some weight too. Over the last year or so I managed to get into a better shape by eating healthier and being more active (although there is still huge room for improvement there). For the last couple of weeks I started doing push-ups, squats and other exercises routinely.
So, the questions are:
- what kind of equipment should I go for so I can extend my daily routine with a bit of lifting (dumbbells? barbell?)
- what are the best routines for a beginner? Like I said, I had never done lifting so I'd rather make it properly without risking an injury
- an extra routine to strengthen my knee would be nice
As it's most likely a duplicate, PMs with suggestions are more than fine! Thanks!
These things are great, they're threaded dumbbells. You can add or subtract weight at will and you're not stuck with a huge set of hex weights taking up a bunch of space. I've seen them in pretty much every sporting goods store I've been to.