Knowledge is Power
There are many great exercises for all the muscle groups.
Remember, no exercise should ‘hurt’.
Eventually you will push yourself to “feel the burn”,
but no exercise is so beneficial that it is worth doing if it hurts you.
And BE SMART, START SLOW.
Starting small and PROGRESSING to that next level (whether it is with heavier weights, more reps, greater range of movement in the exercise, etc.) is one of the keys to a successful exercise regime.
You have to build the base. Your body needs to get used to the movement and using those muscles in that way. Even if you know you could have gone much harder than this for a certain exercise, if it is your first time trying something in a while (or ever), start small.
Charity Bidegain, ACE Certified Personal Trainer. Supporting all who live the mission of helping us all to live healthier, more fulfilled lives.