8 Things You May Not Know About Weight Training

8 Things You May Not Know About Weight Training

Quick: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says weight lifting? Seriously jacked up bodies? Intimidatingly heavy looking dumbbells? Chest-bumping bros?…

Quick: What’s the first thing that comes to mind when someone says weight lifting? Seriously jacked up bodies? Intimidatingly heavy looking dumbbells? Chest-bumping bros? If any of those mental images have scared you away from the weight room, you’re missing out. Because as great as cardio is, weight training is the perfect complement to your hours on the elliptical — and, sometimes, it’s even better for your body.

But staring at a rack of weights with no idea where (or why) to start is a waste of your gym time. So, before your next sweat sesh, get schooled in strength training. We tapped Erica Giovinazzo, a CrossFit Coach at Brick New York and a registered dietitian with her master’s from New York University, to answer all your weight lifting questions. If she can’t convince you, we don’t know what will.

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