Hey all. I have a question about adding more of a strength training component to my workout schedule. I'm doing lots of cardio, and I enjoy what I'm doing, so that's easy for me to keep up with. I know I need to add more strength training, but, I'm just kind of lost when it comes to adding that in.
I do group exercises at the YMCA and I generally do three classes per week that have at least some strength component to them, two boot camp classes and one called sets and reps. But, I'd like to start doing some strength work on the gym floor on my own. The problem is, I'm totally confused about what all the machines and weight options are, which ones I should be using, how many sets/reps to do, how often to do them, etc. I tried asking the guy at the desk, but he just suggested I pay the $75 for the personal trainer session so someone can go over it all with me and outline a program. But, that just isn't an option financially right now. So, does anyone have any suggestions about how to get started or where I can find information that's straightforward and easy to comprehend?
Thanks in advance!
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