O+ Articles

Ultimate Weight Training Guide: Checklist

O+ Articles

Ultimate Weight Training Guide: Checklist

Weight Lifting Checklist for Safe, Effective Training

One of the best things about weight lifting compared with other training exercises is that you don't need much gear to get started. A set of dumbbells or a barbell can effectively help you work out all of your body's most-used muscles at a relatively low cost. Consider adding Oxygen Plus (O+) pure oxygen to your workout bag to help the body recover quickly after a hard-hitting regimen, and to help you get through those extra reps with ease. Got oxygen?

Pre-Workout Lifting Checklist

  • Breathe pure, recreational oxygen to give you the pick-me-up required to help boost your stamina and start your workout off strong
  • Enjoy a small meal before you work out - about 60 to 90 minutes before you hit the weights - especially something rich in carbohydrates and protein
  • Pack your gym bag with water, towels, weight lifting gloves and protein-rich snacks
  • Drink plenty of water
  • Find a lifting partner to help you stretch and spot you while you're pushing your weight

Post-Workout Lifting Checklist

  • Take a few deep breaths of pure oxygen post-workout to help muscles restore more quickly after vigorous exercise
  • Perform cool-down exercises and stretches to help your body get back to its normal state
  • Track your progress with your preferred weight lifting app or journal to ensure that you know just how much progress you've made
  • Eat a meal rich in carbs about an hour or two after you finish working out in order to give your body a restock on the glycogen levels it needs to thrive
  • Eat potassium- and magnesium-rich snacks to help your body deter cramps and soreness, particularly if you've just started training a specific muscle
Fitness, portable, Sport, Sports Oxygen, Training, Weight Training