I've just recently started strength training. I never stick with it because of how long it takes to get a good workout but I've tweaked my routine and I really like it.
Here's what I do:
I alternate every other machine between arms and legs/core so that my arms don't get too weak by doing all the arm workouts back to back. I give myself 7-10 seconds per set. I don't linger on a machine, I move on and get as much in as I can in 30 minutes. When I'm done, I'm very sweaty and usually my heart is racing.
Also, be sure that the weights you are lifting are a CHALLENGE (heavy) to you. That's how you build muscle. You need to exhaust your muscles too. have your self aim for 15 reps (or whatever) and when you get to 15 keep going until you literally can't do a rep in perfect form. If you go to like 25-30 reps in this case, that means the weight isn't heavy enough!
My final advice is, listen to face paced music. I listen to hard rock (the only time I really do, lol) because it pumps my adrenaline.
Hope that helps! To sum it all up, MAKE IT WORK! Don't give up because of inconveniences - being overweight is inconvenient!
Each time he said, “My grace is all you need. My power works best in weakness.” So now I am glad to boast about my weaknesses, so that the power of Christ can work through me. That’s why I take pleasure in my weaknesses, and in the insults, hardships, persecutions, and troubles that I suffer for Christ. For when I am weak, then I am strong. - 2 Corinthians 12:9-10
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