Strength training with free weights: How to reboot your workout routine

Updated 4:56 AM ET, Mon August 3, 2020

Join Dana Santas for a seven-part series to learn how to reboot your workout routine — and stick with it. Here's Part III.

(CNN)In Part I of this seven-part series, we started our fitness journey by learning how to strengthen the mind-body connection and practice breathing to create good posture. In Part II, we learned how to master fundamental movements in all planes of motion.

Building off that foundation, we're now ready to get stronger. Here I'll cover how to effectively use free weights for strength training. Even if you've never lifted weights before, I've designed the workout below to safely get you going.