Taming the Weight Room: The Program

I’ve turned my popular blog series into a NEW full beginner weight lifting program ebook! And for the next week you can get it for 33% off.

I’ve tried a lot of things over the course of my weight loss journey. The vast majority of the things I tried were useless gimmicks. There are a few things, though, that weren’t useless. And by far, the most important of those things is weight lifting.

Beginning weight lifting was a pivotal point in my journey. It was weight lifting that ultimately reshaped my body. More importantly, weight lifting reshaped my perception of myself. Through weight lifting, I discovered that I am strong, that my body is resilient, that my body is capable and adaptable and wise. Weight lifting grounds me, connects me with my potential. Weight lifting reshaped more than my body, it healed my self perception and gave me a new appreciation for my body and what it can do. Here I distill what I’ve learned over the last five years into a simple, straightforward, easy to understand guide that gives you all you need to know to feel confident in the weight room.

This guide is for those who have never lifted weights. Those who feel overwhelmed by the jargon, the equipment, the exercises. In the simple guide, I’ll lay out the basic fundamentals of weight lifting: the different training philosophies, the different kinds of equipment and what you’re supposed to do with it all, the physiological basics of the exercises, and finally I’ll teach you how to design your own workouts. To get you started, I’ve included a simple but effective beginners routine that you can follow as you get your bearings and gain familiarity and confidence in the weight room.

If you’re new to my blog, be sure to check out ‘Taking Up Space: a Guide to Escaping the Diet Maze’ too. It’s my guide to body recomposition, eating to support a healthy weight, and establishing a healthy life-long relationship with food.

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26 thoughts on “Taming the Weight Room: The Program

  1. I cannot tell you how glad I am to have found your page. This guide to getting started in the weight room is exactly what I’ve been looking for – will have to wait until end of the month to purchase it though . Will it still be available then? Love, Susan. Aberdeen, Scotland

    • It’s based on pushes and pulls, very short, simple workouts consisting of 3 compound multijoint exercises each.

  2. I am a 56 yr old woman who has just started working out at a gym…I have an injury to one of my arms and shoulders that keeps me from lifting anything over my head. My question is…would this program still be a benefit if i have to modify it for my handicap?

    • Probably, you’d just have to sub in other exercises for the few exercises that involve pressing overhead. Hiring a personal trainer would probably be very prudent, though, considering your history. ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. Are there pictures or videos on the exercises and how they should look? I sometimes need more than written instruction. I also don’t know the names of all the muscles.
    Thanks

  4. Just purchased this, can’t wait to download later! I am wanting to get started with weight lifting and have been intimidated and unsure where to start. I have enjoyed your blog immensely. Your common sense approach and advice are music to my ears!
    Thank you for being YOU!

  5. Hi,
    Love your site and methodology. I just bought this and cant wait to get the download. Question – are these exercises doable and results attainable using a Bowflex Revolution?

    Thank you

  6. I’m intrigued. Do you answer questions / offer support when needed / troubleshoot as people go along?

  7. Hi. I am interested, just curious if there is a way to see a sample/ example of the program. I am new to strength training, but not new to working out. I have also recently done some personal training. I am curious if this is too beginner level or just what I need to give me new exercises.
    Thanks!

  8. I am looking for reviews, number of pages, and sample pages and/or a table of contents (things I like to see before any book or e-book purchase) any can’t find any of these items. Can you help me out?

  9. Hi! I purchased this ebook and Taking Up Space on Nov 19th. I paid with Paypal, which is associated with my husbands e-mail address (david@sa****.net). By the time he realized he had the e-mails the links to download had expired. Could they be resent? Let me know if you need more info or proof of purchase. ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks!!!

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