All righty, y'all. I haven't done much in the way of physical activity in months. I'd like to take up running, and also some weight training for increased muscular endurance (increased mass might be nice, since I'm scrawny). Since I have plenty of classes and homework, there are many times I probably won't be able to go to the weightroom. Because of this, I've been considering things like push-ups and buying some dumbells to work in my room. -What can I do to make sure my elbows, wrists, and hands stay as safe as possible? Any kind of brace I can use or how often I work out? Cleary, messing up my arms is bad for bass, as my feet are not dextrous enough to play. -How do you decide how much weight to start off with for dumbells? I did a search here on lifting, and noticed some people recommending a book by Arnold Swarzenegger, and I may check into that.