Right, first of all I'm sorry for asking so many obvious questions on here. I have exams to study for and don't have time for serious research, so I hope you'll be kind enough to help me.
I'm a cheap bastard and I'm not joining a gym, so I have dumbells at my house. I can't use barbells for now because the right hand side of my body is stronger than the left.
I am very skinny, I mean really pitiful looking. I'm 18 but I look like a 15-year-old crackhead. I've started to drink protein shakes (1g of protein for every lb of body weight, i.e. 145g a day), but don't know precisely how much exercise is necessary.
I heard you're supposed to use a weight such that you can do 3-6 reps before failure.
I just don't know how many sets of 3-6 I'm supposed to do. Could somebody give me some guidance?
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"You know, if I thought like that, I'd never put more than one plate on the bar for anything, I'd never use bands or chains, I'd never squat to parallel or below, and I'd never let out the slightest grunt when I lift. At some point in your lifting career (assuming you're planning on getting reasonably strong and big), you're going to have to accept that most people think you are some kind of freak." -Sensei
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