I lifted as a youth for a while but now am 62 yrs old and in great shape health wise. I am an ectomorph and need assistance. I am starting to lift again...it has been so long I consider myself a beginner. I have just purchased an incline/decline bench...barbell and dumbbells with weights and want to hget started.
I have been reading a lot on line regarding starting to lift. Some say split...some say full body 3 times a week with light weights to start and then increase as weeks go on.
I am interested in gaining some weight..adding mass and definition.
What type of weekly training schedule would be best for me? My doctor says I am certainly strong enough and healthy enough to lift
ANY input would be appreciated. Obviously I want to get the most results from the time spent,
Thank you for your time and assistance with this. I also plan to post in the nutrition forum if one exists so I can get the skinny on pre and post workout supplements
Bodyweight training - get basic strength and body awareness
Full-body routine - more practice makes you stronger quicker
Split routine - as volume and intensity grows your workouts become too long and taxing
This is not set in stone but it's a pretty good way to go...