Updated: Mar 11, 2019
I decided to join a gym when I was fourteen years old, and it has been one of the best life decisions I have ever made in my life. I will admit that I was often intimidated by the strength training equipment I saw in the gym, but mainly the free weights (which is mostly where the men get their workouts in), but overtime I realized the importance of resistance training, and when I did there was no turning back.
Resistance training not only makes you look better and more toned, but it also makes your body stronger (when you perform the exercises properly). You can literally change or enhance your physique by incorporating resistance training into your exercise routine.
Strength and resistance training do not have to be complicated or daunting endeavors. You can simply watch videos and do research on how to approach different exercises. Usually, exercises are simple after you perform them and try them out for the first time. If you happen to be apart of gym, then you can often ask personal trainers for assistance with different exercises, and they usually will be happy to assist you.
If you have never performed resistance and strength training and you want to start doing it, then start off by incorporating these types of exercises 2–3 times a week to start off; you can always build and add more days from here. Ensure that you track your progress to note how your body responds.