Weightlifting is totally badass. Even though you鈥檙e probably not a聽weight-training聽pro like聽Olympic gold medalist weightlifter Sarah Robles, don鈥檛 be intimidated 鈥斅爓e鈥檙e here to help you with the basics. We鈥檙e all about free workouts, and YouTube鈥檚 got some of the best ones out there. Plus, they can help you correct major gym mistakes you might be making, especially when it comes to weightlifting form. So fuel up and get your booty to the gym (or in front of your computer in your living room). You鈥檒l be feeling strong and confident in no time.


1.聽Kettle Booty: Kettlebells might seem hard to use, but once you learn some聽key聽tricks, you鈥檒l basically be a pro. Tone It Up trainer Katrina Hodgson uses both dumbbells and a kettlebell in this backside-centric workout that鈥檚 sure to get your heart pumping. Start out with lighter dumbbells if it鈥檚 your first time using this聽equipment or working out in a while. You can always add more weight next time! (via Tone It Up)


2.聽Medicine Ball Medley: A weighted medicine ball is another piece of gym equipment that can be used in more ways than you could ever imagine. This eight-minute video shows you how聽you can聽incorporate it into almost anything, from chest presses and pushups to crunches and lunges. (via XHIT)


3.聽20-Minute Total Body Sculpt and Tone: By now you鈥檙e probably starting to get the hang of things, which is good, because this workout is no joke. Trainer Autumn Calabrese guides聽you through a thorough warm up and an extra-tough set of dumbbell moves. You鈥檒l 100 percent be sore the next day (you know you love it).聽Don鈥檛 say we didn鈥檛 warn you. (via PopSugar Fitness)


4.聽HIIT It With Weight: What could be better than a HIIT workout and weight training all rolled into one? If you鈥檙e feeling ambitious, give this workout a try. It鈥檚 only 10 minutes, so it鈥檒l be over before you know it, and you鈥檒l feel awesome all day long. (via Gaiam)


5.聽Total Body Workout With Weights: This workout starts with bodyweight exercises (a nice way to warm up those muscles), and then gradually incorporates weights. You鈥檒l learn聽movements that target your arms, back, rear and legs in this 22-minute video. Once you get the exercises down, you can turn up your tunes and do them on your own like a pro. (GymRa)


6.聽Sexy Strength Training: Jennifer Johnson鈥檚 workout proves that you don鈥檛 need a ton of equipment 鈥 just a set of dumbbells 鈥 to get a great workout. As you get better at each exercise, up the weight so that you鈥檙e still challenging your muscles. (via CosmoBody)


7.聽30-Minute Full Body Dumbbell Workout: After almost a full week of shorter sweat sessions, you鈥檙e ready for a full 30 minutes of weight training. This video provides lots of great form tips that you can use no matter what exercise you鈥檙e doing (and you鈥檒l def need them during this vid as your muscles get tired). Start your weekend strong by working on your endurance, then go treat yourself to a mimosa. (via BodyFit by Amy)

Is weightlifting part of your workout routine? Snap a sweaty selfie and tag us @BritandCo.

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