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Be kind to your body! To avoid strains, sprains, muscle tears, and general soreness while doing your weight training routine, be sure to stretch for at least five minutes. This warm-up will loosen muscles and get the circulation flowing. Try a shoulder rotation and arm rotation (which make your arms and shoulders more flexible for arm shoulder strength training exercise).
When you've completed a session in your weight training program, be sure to sit on the floor and cool down (cool downs are equally as important as warm-ups). Try this cool down:
• Sit with your legs spread apart
• Slowly walk your hands in front of you
• Inhale and exhale
• Walk your hands over to your left foot and grasp the toes
• Let your head hang
• Repeat with the right foot
• Slowly roll up