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    first off i cant afford a trainer or gym membership but i have access to equipment. I'm a beginner to lifting (haven't lift since middle school) 135lbs trying to gain weight and muscle
    I need some advice,tips, HELP on lifting heavy (Squats, Dead lift, Presses) and any others you guys suggest... i was wanting to now how much weight I should start off with and how much should i increase it overtime?
    Thanks!

  • #2
    Originally posted by Brolic Prim View Post
    first off i cant afford a trainer or gym membership but i have access to equipment. I'm a beginner to lifting (haven't lift since middle school) 135lbs trying to gain weight and muscle
    I need some advice,tips, HELP on lifting heavy (Squats, Dead lift, Presses) and any others you guys suggest... i was wanting to now how much weight I should start off with and how much should i increase it overtime?
    Thanks!
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    • #3
      Buy this book: Amazon.com: Starting Strength, 3rd edition (9780982522738): Mark Rippetoe, Jason Kelly: Books
      $10 for the ebook.
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      • #4
        I second Wanderlusts's recommendation. Rippetoe knows his stuff. It would also be helpful to have a training partner familiar with the lifts or failing that, take a video of you doing the lifts and post them here or on another lifting forum. Use light weights and progress very slowly until you have your form NAILED DOWN. It will pay off in the long run.

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        • #5
          What equipment do you have access to?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by Wanderlust View Post
            This x1000.

            Eat.
            Squat, bench, deadlift, press, and clean.
            Eat a lot more.
            Rinse.
            Repeat.
            I've got of one them journal thingies. One Night At McCool's

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            • #7
              I apologize for the fact that nobody's said this yet, but Congratulations on making an awesome decision that will change your life.

              +1 on Starting Strength. Whether you buy the book or google the information contained therein, it's the program for you.
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              • #8
                You might also want to pick up the SS DVD. You should definitely read the book, but the video gives you visuals you just can't get with the book.
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                • #9
                  Jim wendlers 5/3/1, progress slow, watch you tube videos on proper form.

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                  • #10
                    Another option is StrongLifts- very simple and basic, no crazy math, no trying to figure out what your 1 Rep Max actually is.

                    Start with the bar. Do 5 sets of 5 reps with the bar. Next time you do that exercise, add 5 pounds. Too easy. Videos all over youtube. Three exercises per workout, two workouts that you alternate.

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by wolfman View Post
                      Jim wendlers 5/3/1, progress slow, watch you tube videos on proper form.
                      Definitely not this. Wendler's 531 is not for beginners. You'd miss out on a lot of easy gains most lifters get in the first two years. You need to follow a linear progression program. Follow Starting Strength or Strong Lifts.

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by greenshady View Post
                        Definitely not this. Wendler's 531 is not for beginners. You'd miss out on a lot of easy gains most lifters get in the first two years. You need to follow a linear progression program. Follow Starting Strength or Strong Lifts.
                        You should be nearing your genetic potential in 2 years.

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                        • #13
                          You might also want to pick up the SS DVD.
                          +1 on this if (like me) you don't have a training partner. I found the videos incredibly helpful.

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                          • #14
                            Yep, get Starting Strength and keep a detailed training journal.
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                            • #15
                              dumbbells...for right now

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