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trainhard
07-28-2008, 04:20 PM
I am new to strength training and need a little help on a routine etc. I have my own personal gym at home because there is not gym within a one hour distance. I have a squat rack with smith machine, about 400 to 500 lbs of weight. I have standard bars, ez curl bar, hammer curl bars, dumbells, etc. So there is a limit on what I can do, but I still think I can gain some strength with heavy lifting.

This is the routine I am thinking of doing:
Monday: Heavy
Wednesday: Light
Friday: Medium

3x6-8
Squats, Bench Press, Deadlifts, Military Press

I am currently searching the site for information as well.

Ben Moore
07-28-2008, 04:32 PM
There are several routines in the articles section here. Also look through the Pro journals here. There are quite a few.

You might also check out the articles at elitefts.com or westside-barbell.com. Both are great sites and elite even has a logs and q&a section that is great to look through.

BTW, welcome!

trainhard
07-28-2008, 05:01 PM
Thanks, will check 'em out

RedSpikeyThing
07-28-2008, 05:03 PM
Check out Starting Strength. It's a good simple routine that you can use to make a lot of progress while you're still new.

Tennessee Mike
07-28-2008, 05:16 PM
I would also reccomend starting strength.

Kong
07-28-2008, 06:25 PM
http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wiki/Starting_Strength_Wiki Read through and enjoy

trainhard
07-28-2008, 06:49 PM
You guys are fricken awesome!!! I appreciate the way you guys are willing to help a noobie.

trainhard
07-28-2008, 07:23 PM
I have ordered Starting Strength and will read through the Wiki material. I think I will use this routine. Thanks again for all the help!

RedSpikeyThing
07-28-2008, 07:37 PM
I have ordered Starting Strength and will read through the Wiki material. I think I will use this routine. Thanks again for all the help!

good choice. One piece of advice with SS: DON'T **** WITH IT.

trainhard
07-28-2008, 08:06 PM
Gotcha!