Best way to gain strength?
Hello all. I'm going to join a gym and was wondering if anybody could give me some advice. I want to gain strength whilst losing some excess fat, and was wondering how I should go about this. How many reps and sets should I do for an exercise? How many days a week should I work out? Should I split my workouts into body groups, or do full body workouts? I'm a total newb when it comes to weight-lifting, so any and all advice would be appreciated. With all the information floating around, I'm not really sure what to follow! I'm a 14 year old girl, if that matters at all.
EDIT: I already have a good base for weight lifting, and am not worried about hurting myself. I also have no care for 'toning'. I want to be strong. I wanted more specific information on how to gain strength with weight lifting. What I REALLY wanted to know was how many sets/reps of an exercise I should be doing ( I was thinking maybe the 5X5?), and how long I should be resting between each set. And should I split up body parts, or no?
Last edited by Beefsister; 11-24-2010 at 09:07 AM.
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