Coach Nicole has several short videos of stretching, which can be accessed from the page with the video mentioned earlier, or just put her name into Sprak's search engine. Pay careful attention to proper form, and always warm up well first! Use the videos provided with Spark training exercises as well, for proper form, and ease into the weights. Many try too heavy too soon. Start small and build up. The motion itself is the primary strength builder. Weight is needed only as you advance. I've only been using the lightest weights for the past few weeks - like you, I had been doing just cardio, plus I have RA in my hands which makes heavy weights ill advised - but already my strength and stamina have increased, and my formerly flabby upper arms are showing muscle!
It really works! But do work different muscle groups if you must train daily, rest at least a day or 2 a week, and keep up the cardio.
Nice hot soak in bath helps soreness too. God Bless!
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