Beginner level weight lifting ... what do you recommend?
Hello. This is my first post so I thought I'd jump right in.
I am going to start incorporating lifting weights into my fitness routine. I am a beginner and 39 years old. I've been on the diet portion of the PB for about 3 months. After some setbacks and lackadaisical effort I am now on track. I've dropped from 216 to 203. My goal is a fit lean body. I originally thought I mainly needed just fat loss to look good but I'm not happy with my level of muscle either. So I am going to begin concentrating on the physical side of things now that I've got the eating side under control.
I have a fairly thick bone structure but honestly, I'm not sure if that's the right target weight for me. I was thinking about 175 when I began but now I'm not sure.
In my research I've found basically two good programs for beginners. [B]Starting Strength and Strong Lifts.[/B] Anyone on here with any experience using these methods. I also have had 3 hernias in my life so I am concerned with that as well, I certainly don't want to injure myself.
Any recommendations on anything at all to do with the PB fitness methods or any advice on the two methods above would be appreciated.