In a gym full of iron-pumping muscle men (and women), starting a weight training routine can be somewhat scary. But don’t let the intimidation keep you from building those muscles! Lifting weights has been shown to reduce body fat, boost metabolism, and build bone density. To begin the journey to bigger muscles, try the Greatist-tested workout described here.

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