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    Wannabebig New Member
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    Weightlifting routine

    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:
    Mon/Thurs:
    Pushups for warmup, then flat barbell bench press, skullcrushers, flat dumbbell bench press, flies.
    Leg press and squats for quads.

    Tues/Fri:
    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!

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    Do your self a favor and Google - "Starting Strength Rippetoe"

    It truly works - Lift heavy and eat alot.

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    Quote Originally Posted by parkker007 View Post
    What I want is a structured routine that will help me get stronger
    Buy a book called 'Starting Strength' by Mark Rippetoe.

    In the mean time, fill yer boots....
    http://startingstrength.wikia.com/wi...inner_Programs

    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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