Squat racks intimidating
So, if you’re still struggling even with a full two minutes of rest time, you probably need to lighten your weight.
You don’t want to have to learn to fix your form later on.
And more and more women are squashing the stereotype that it's just for dudes.
That's because the back-to-basics barbell is one of the most effective ways to get stronger; you can tone your legs, butt, abs, arms—everything—with a few basic moves.
Your neurological system will learn which muscle fibers need to contract and which need to relax.
Plus, your muscles’ proprioceptors (which gauge how fast your muscles contract and how much pressure they’re under) will learn to adjust to the workload, Trink says.
Keep a strength training log with your number of reps, sets and pounds lifted to track your progress and see growth.