Are you one of those fitness freaks? Do you prefer staying fit? You are in the right place. With so many fitness classes blooming up each day and higher & advanced level of fitness workouts we do daily, we have forgotten the basics of strength training workouts. This article is mainly aimed at explaining the Strength training routines and their foundation.

We are all in favor of the cardio-focused exercise but we suggest strength training exercises as a fitness routine at least twice a week. It helps you improve your bone density and reduce the risks of osteoporosis. These types of exercise boost the burn of fat and build muscles in mass. Thus it speeds you the process of losing fat.

Start a strength training routine today and thank us after decades by looking back at you.

Basics of Strength Training Routines

Strength training is the muscle-building exercise you will add in your routine. They have two main things or varieties of strength building. Firstly, the strength training has the movement of your muscles against resistance. By this, you force your muscles out of their comfort zone and make it ready for the next challenge. Secondly, your strength training will add weight or load progressively. By this, you will make your muscles adapt to change and much stronger.

Types of Strength Training Routines

There are many different strength training and resistance training paths. You can choose one and continue to build you in that path by mix and match workouts. There are various types of strength training exercises and they are:

Body Weight Training


This is the simple body weight lifting workout. You lift your weight in these basic strength training workouts. This is a great place to start if you are a beginner. It suits all people irrespective of age and gender. This is the best and easy because you can do it anytime and anywhere. You just need your body to act against resistance. By making your body strong you are making your body less fragile and less prone to injuries. It is said only through bodyweight training you can be stronger than using any other strength training exercises.  For starting you can do a knee push up, regular push-ups then elevated push-ups and finally planks.

Dumbbell Training

Dumbbell Training

This is a great step towards eight training and strength training. The reasons why you should include dumbbells in your daily training routines are:

  1. Dumbbells are easily available. Even a basic gym will have a dumbbell.
  2. You can even have a pair of them in your room. They do not occupy much space in your room
  3. A dumbbell easily adds difficulty to body movements, for instance, holding a dumbbell while doing lunges.
  4. These exercises are less intimidating than the bigger ones to follow if you are a first-timer at the gym.
  5. They add stabilization to your work out and help you spot your muscle imbalances quickly.
  6. Using dumbbells you can easily scale up and move forward.

Kettle-Bell Training

Kettle-Bell Training

This looks similar to a cannonball with a handle on top. They are similar to a dumbbell. They come in any weight and do not occupy much space in your room and they are easy to start as a beginner. You begin with a single kettlebell and adjust it with overload your progress. You can find many kettle-belles at the gym which you can use for training

Barbell Training


You should at least feel 20 seconds of comfort when using a barbell. With this training routine, you can progressively load easily. Simply adding weights at the sides will help you progress loading. It is an easier and safer way to do strength training. The only drawback is if you want to have one at home, then you need the following: a squat rack, a barbell, a bench, and enough weights for your house or garage.

No matter where you start, at least you have started. Do not be afraid of doing anything wrong. All you need is courage. The 20 seconds of courage to lift a barbell or a dumbbell will decide your beach body. Be thankful to us for helping you choose the right training routine.