Book Review: Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting by Kyle Hunt


Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting by Kyle Hunt

Simple Exercises and Workouts to Get Strong

Rockridge Press (January 14, 2020)

Sports Health & Safety/Weight Training


From square one to living strong―a beginner’s guide to weight lifting.

You don’t have to hire a personal trainer to learn how to lift weights the smart, safe way. The Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting is the perfect companion for men and women who are starting from scratch and want to begin working out at the gym or at home.

From air squats to barbell bench presses, you’ll explore beginner-friendly exercises with clear illustrations so you can perfect your form, get stronger while building muscle, and improve your cardiovascular health. The Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting can help you get the most out of your workout routine by sharing how to set up your home gym, safety tips, nutrition, and more. It doesn’t matter who you are, your age, or physical ability, it’s never too late to start weight lifting.

This ultimate beginner’s guide to weight lifting includes:

  • Get started―Learn weight lifting fundamentals like how to choose the right weight, defining gym jargon, and using proper gym etiquette.
  • Get training―Build muscle and stamina with 35 beginner-based exercises and a complete 4-week weight lifting routine that includes specific exercises, sets, and reps that can be modified for your skill level.
  • Get results (and compliments)―You’ll feel fitter and healthier, and you may even notice a firm muscle or two―plus you get well-timed encouragement when you need it.

Lift weights without the heavy lifting―all you need is the Beginner’s Guide to Weight Lifting.





I’m slowly getting back to a fitness routine, as much a bad back and a torn meniscus will let me. I am forgoing the PT visits by strengthening and exercising at home (with guidance from my ortho doc). I found quite a few exercises that I can do from this book.

Written for the beginner, but also a great refresher. Explains the common weight lifting terms and gym equipment. A good variety of exercises for each muscle group with do’s and don’ts and tips. Part three offers you a weight lifting routines with a four-week program. A very useful guide. The book is easy to read with clear instructions and illustrations for each exercise. There are modifications to make sure the program meets you where you are in your fitness journey. There are different pieces of equipment used, helpful if going to a gym, but you may not have at home. I have very basic equipment at home and found plenty of exercises to do to start off.

Reviewed by Comfy Chair Books/Lisa Reigel (January 7, 2020)

ARC provided by Publisher


HuntKYLE HUNT is a competitive powerlifter, coach, author, and owner of Hunt Fitness, a successful online fitness and nutrition coaching business. He has worked with hundreds of clients all aiming to be their best, including bodybuilders, physique athletes, powerlifters, and wrestlers. Hunt has a Bachelor of Science in exercise science from Fredonia State University and is a certified fitness trainer and nutrition specialist.




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