Hey all, I'm a college freshman right now; I've been dabbling around in weightlifting for a couple years but never anything serious. The reason I'm posting here is because I want to get a good weight training program going; up until now I've been pretty much just doing random exercises in the weight room when I go. What I want is a structured routine that will help me get stronger and overall more fit.
Just for some background, I'm 18 and very small, about 5'5", 120 pounds; however I am still growing. I have been benching 115 for about 3 sets of 10 the last few times I was in the weight room; squatting about 135 for 3 sets of 8.
I have been sticking to a very basic schedule for my weightlifting:
Pushups for warmup, then flat barbell bench press, skullcrushers, flat dumbbell bench press, flies.
Leg press and squats for quads.
Pullups for warmup, then bent over rows, lat pulldowns, any other random lat machine, then curls of some sort, then light shoulder workout with usually 5-10lb dumbbells, forearm curls to finish up.
If you guys recommend a certain training routine/workout for a somewhat small college guy who is still growing (sidenote: I've heard weightlifting can stunt growth and never found out the truth, any thoughts about this would be nice), or even tell me how to improve my current routine, I would appreciate it a ton. Thanks!
Do your self a favor and Google - "Starting Strength Rippetoe"
It truly works - Lift heavy and eat alot.
In the mean time, fill yer boots....
Stunting your growth? . I undertsand at 5'5 you may be holding out for few more inches. Dont even worry about it and get stuck in!
Last edited by -JM-; 11-17-2008 at 07:08 AM.
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