Weight lifting for beginners: how to do…

Gabrielle Parrish, Sports Editor


1. Stand with feet below barbell

2. Lean down to grab barbell with hands shoulder-width apart

3. Rest center of shins on barbell

4. Chest up and back straight

5. Breath in and stand up


Push presses:

1. Hold barbell at shoulder height

2. Keep elbows high and slightly bend knees while keeping chest up

3. Stand up straight while lifting barbell above head

4. Slowly return barbell to shoulder height and repeat


EZ bar curls:

1. Hold EZ bar shoulder-width apart at waist height with forearms facing up

2. Bend elbows to lift bar up

3. Slowly lower bar back to waist height