Entering the world of weight lifting can be both empowering and intimidating, especially if you're new to the world of strength training or fitness generally.
Whether you're stepping into a gym for the first time or setting up a home gym, here at Major Fitness we don't discriminate! We're all about a stronger tomorrow, regardless of background.
Understanding the basics and having the right equipment can make all the difference. Here, we'll explore tips for beginner weight lifters and introduce an ideal solution for those considering a home gym setup: our top-selling Lightning F35 foldable rack. Onwards!

Starting: Tips for Beginners

  • Educate Yourself: Before you even touch the weights, understand the basics of weight lifting. This includes learning about different types of exercises, proper form, and how to create a balanced workout routine. Unsure? Consider a trainer or check out some of the awesome YouTube community and creators online.
  • Nothing Wrong with Bodyweight Exercises: Mastering bodyweight exercises such as squats, push-ups, and lunges can provide a solid foundation for your weight-lifting journey. These movements teach you to control and be aware of your body, which is crucial when you start adding weights.

a female doing body weight squat at home

  • Moving to Racks or Smith Machines: Start with lighter weights and focus on mastering the form of each exercise. We recommend starting with Smith machines for squats or bench as you aren't putting yourself at risk and can control the weight much easier. Gradual progression will help prevent injuries and ensure consistent improvement.
  • Listen to Your Body: Rest and recovery are just as important as the workout itself. Pay attention to how your body feels and give it time to recover, especially if you're experiencing muscle soreness.

Transitioning to a Home Gym

For many, the convenience, privacy, and safety of a home gym make it an appealing option over heading out to a commercial gym (and paying constant monthly subscriptions!). If you're considering setting up a home gym, here's why the Lightning F35 All-in-One Folding Power Rack from Major Fitness might be a winner for you:

Space-Efficient Design:

Innovative design allows you to easily set it up for a workout and fold it away when you're done, making it ideal if you're struggling with limited space.


Starting at just US$950, our racks are modular and can be built on as you go. From squats and bench presses to pull-ups and more, you name it, there's a high chance a Major Fitness Rack like our F35 can handle it!


With its straightforward setup and ease of use, the Lightning F35 is perfect for beginners. It provides the stability and versatility needed to explore various exercises safely as you build your strength and confidence.
a couple working out at smith machine

Getting Out There

For women who are beginners, starting with the basics, focusing on form, and progressing gradually are key to successful, injury-free exercise. There's nothing wrong with taking it slow. Fitness isn't a race as we like to say!
Transitioning to a home gym setup with the Lightning F35 from Major Fitness can offer the flexibility, convenience, and variety needed to maintain a consistent and effective strength training routine. Do you have questions or feeling lost? Drop us a line anytime!


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