Just starting out
New to the site and weight lifting. Looking for a little advice.
I tried weight lifting before but due to the lack of understanding and methods I quickly gave up.
This time I want to see results. I have a lot of questions, such as...
Should I lift everyday?
How long should I lift?
How much should I lift?
What routine should I get into?
If someone could help me I would really appreciate it.
I really wanna work on my arms, chest, and stomach area.
Not to be mean, but there are a stickies and articles on this site that answer each of your questions. If you have more specific questions, I'm sure people will be happy to help you out.
Finally, it is hard to give you answers without knowing what your goals are. Here are my responses in order.
1. Probably not, but it depends on your goal
2. 30 min-2 hours, depending on your goal
3. As much as you can
4. 5x5, West Side, 5/3/1, CrossFit..suprise!...depending on your goal
I'm no expert by a long shot but if you're just starting out, then starting strength would be a good program to go by. I've done it and the gains are pretty amazing if you eat well and lift hard. Unfortunately, the programs not designed to work your stomach, so you won't get nice abs, but they can come at a later date. The program is very good though, i speak from experience.
As a beginner, if you don't develop a strong core by squatting and dead lifting, you're not doing them right.
Originally Posted by Wannabe Ripped
I meant like you won't a 6 pack. I thought maybe thats what the OP was referring to.
Start off by not thinking too much. Get yourself some good basic strength by hitting major movements like deadlift for posterior chain, squats for all-around and legs, chins for biceps/back/forearms, dips for chest/triceps... Your body will tell you when and how often/heavy to lift after some testing.