Going to the local gym can be a pretty intimidating scene for the average weightlifting beginner. After all, differences in strength between experienced weightlifters and beginning weightlifting students is considerable. It isn't out of the ordinary to see musclebound guys lifting 300 or more pounds, Doing 20 reps or more the time. Weightlifting beginners can not press this kind of weight, and you can feel like a real wimp hanging out with guys so much stronger than you.
Of course, the risks with improper weight training are considerable, so if you are a weightlifting beginner, be sure to get a primer from a more experienced trainer. You need to know the proper way to hold weights, how to get help bench pressing and how to spot for other people, and how to know when you have hit your limits. Trying to dive into everything too enthusiastically is a sure way to end up with an injury, and that will only slow down your progress.
One of the most frequent questions I get from beginning weightlifters is whether it makes sense to use weightlifting supplements. I hesitate to give an answer one way or the other. A lot of supplements are really good - particularly if you are too thin to put on a lot of muscle mass - but they have to be used properly. A lot of the time, a weightlifting beginner will start with unreasonable expectations for himself. He will tell himself he is going to lift weights five times a week from the get-go, And take supplements in accordance with these plans. In reality, if you take weight training supplements and don't lift enough weights, all you are going to do is increase your body fat. Unless you are ready to plunge into a fitness routine wholeheartedly, wait for a month or two before you start taking supplements