Have you ever bought a workout program because you thought it would transform your body, and found out afterward you had no idea what the instructor was talking about most of the time? The fact is, there are a lot of great trainers in the world, with a lot of fantastic training programs and protocols. But what I found when I started working out is that there aren’t really any great resources that explain the basics. Making sense of any one program meant researching and reading tons of articles, looking up the terms and jargon until the program made sense. As a result of this, I learned a lot of valuable information – eventually. But, after lots of study, I decided to create a book that would address the questions a beginner weightlifter brings to the gym.
And so I wrote A Hero’s Guide to Lifting Weights. This guide revolves around a four-week training program, but more importantly, it explains everything you need to know before you even pick up a barbell, dumbbell, or kettlebell. Starting with a quick look at the Heroes In Training philosophy, the guide moves on to explain how the muscles and joints work together to create movement. It outlines what equipment you’ll find in most gyms, what you should get if you decide to train at home, and how to use the equipment. Finally, it explains some of the best weightlifting exercises you should add to your workouts, along with training principles to use these exercises most effectively.
If you are new to weightlifting, or you know someone who is, A Hero’s Guide to Lifting Weights is the book you need to get started on the right track. There’s no need to stumble in the dark, not sure how a program works, or even if it’s the best program for you. This book is like a beginner’s course for lifters, while also providing some great insight even for more experienced gym-goers. So do yourself a favor, and stop googling every fitness term you hear. With this concise manual, you’ll know exactly how to begin your fitness journey.
Along with this book, I’ve created a four week training program to accompany the book. Building on the foundation laid out in A Hero’s Guide to Lifting Weights, The Lifting Weights Workbook provides a four-week weight training program with pages for you to track your workouts, along with recipes, fitness tips, and other physical activities to keep your fitness journey moving forward. If you purchased A Hero’s Guide to Lifting Weights, you should definitely consider adding this workbook to your library, although each book can technically stand alone. The workouts in this program are adjustable for beginners and more advanced lifters alike, and they rely on many of the weightlifting principles discussed in A Hero’s Guide to Lifting Weights. If you’re looking for a challenging, and effective training program that breaks down into a repeatable, week-by-week schedule, then this workbook is for you.