OK, I'm really a runner, but especially now that I'm knocking on 40 I've started doing some simple weight training to add muscle to my arms and shoulders, but I need some guidance on that part. I know what I'm doing in the running/cardio part (and my resting heart rate of 50 shows it! ) but I'm really lost on weight training since I've never really done it. What I'm doing now is the same routine Monday, Wednesday & Friday mornings of two sets of 20 reps (which is all I can take!) of the following four dumbell routines - sorry, but I don't even know the names for all of these ;g 1) Arm Curls - standing straight, arms fully extended, barbell starts at the knee and finishes at the shoulder as I bend my elbows. Alternating right/left. 2) Pressing the dumbells "up" from my shoulder to full arm extension. Alternating right/left. 3) Shoulder Shrugs - arms straight, shrugging both shoulders at the same time in a vigorous/exaggerated fashion 4) Laying flat on my back, arms fully extended at right angles (think "nailed to the cross") bring dumbells together/up above me and then lower back down - dumbells never touch the floor, so the toughest part is when they're "amost down on the floor". OK, I told you I didn't know what I was doing, right?! ;f I'm not wanting to get really big, but thought I could get some good feedback on what to add to my routine or how to improve it. Any help out there? I'll offer marathon training advice in return! kestrou Wanna kill these ads? We can help!