Awesome forum you guys have here...been reading all morning. I just turned 34 last month and have let myself really get out of shape. Always been pretty active, but this last couple years just focused too much on work. The final breaking point was when I had to go buy new jeans. From 34 to 36. Pissed me off and freaked me out.
So, I'm 6' and 216 lbs right now, with a nice spare tire. I want to get back to 185. I used to box a lot, and will be getting back into that. But I've never lifted and I have a pretty big frame, and always wondered how strong I could get with some training.
Found a great deal on a Powertec leverage system. Set it up yesterday, and realized I have no idea where to start. I've done some searches for beginner training routines, but there's just so much out there it's confusing.
NOT looking to hurt myself, just find something sustainable. Don't care about getting huge as quickly as possible. That said, can any of you point me to a beginner program that would work? I plan to work up to lifting 3 days a week and boxing 3 days a week.
Also, many of the plans seem to calculate how much you should lift according to your 1 rep max. I found a site with a script that extrapolates your 1 rep max by pressing a medium weight as many times as you can. Does this really work, or should I load up the machine with as much as I can do just once? I already put all the plates on the bench press (255 lbs) and was able to press it once, but I'm not gonna lie and say it was easy lol.