My $.02: You're young and your body will react favorably to most anything you put it through at this point, so I personally would say don't start sweating details as you go yet, just play with things and see what you enjoy.
Also, many people work far too much on pushing (bench) and not enough on pull (rows).
Overhead presses are awesome.
You could do a push/pull type of routine which would incorporate compound movements to illicit the maximum hormonal response.
3 sets of 8 for most exercises, and then you would progress by one rep each week. So first week you would do 8 reps and then the second week you'd keep the exact same weight and do 9 reps, then 10, then cap out at 12.
DAY 1: "Push"
Bench Press 3x8
Incline Dumbbell Press 3x8
Military Press 3x8
Lateral Raise 3x8
Tricep Pulldown w/rope 3x8
One handed tricep extension 3x8
DAY 2: "Pull"
Bent-over Barbell Row 3x8
Dumbbell Row 3x8
Lat Pulldown 3x8
Bicep Curl 3x8
Alternating DB Curl 3x8
Weighted Crunch 4x8
DAY 3: Legs
Rear Barbell Squat 3x8
Leg Extension 3x8
Leg Curl 3x8
Weighted DB Lunges 3x8
So you're only training 3 days a week. I do this myself and I have my girlfriend do this as well. She is pretty tiny at 5'6 and 120lbs. She handles it just fine and i'm sure that you could as well.
So I do Push, Day Off, Pull, Day Off, Legs, Day Off, Day off. On your off days you can do some slow cardio such as walking, or you can do your once a week all out sprint exercise. The point of this set-up is that it is very flexible and easy to follow once you get the hang of it. I've left out Deadlifts because I believe that you should only start them once your core strength is up to par. I would advise doing this program for about 4 weeks and then switching either the sequence of the exercises or incorporating different exercises such as replacing the Barbell Row with Deadlifts on pull day.
I know this workout isn't considered trendy or new-age like crossfit. But it works for muscle growth. I have experienced this myself and my girlfriend has also had great results with it.
Aim for at least 1 to 2 grams of protein for every pound of body weight. For example, if you weigh 180 pounds, take in at least 180 to 360 grams—or about 6 to 12 ounces—of protein every day.
Last edited by chasefitness; 01-29-2013 at 03:57 AM.
"Diet plan" in the book while written for high school age kids it is written for high school age boys. Practical Programming includes chapters on "special needs" like old people and women.
Weight lifting equipments are those that target muscles of the hands and chest. If a patient requires his/her arms to recover after breaking the arm's bones, he/she would be given some weight in order to help them in their recovery. Such equipment is normally designed to consider the patients medical condition in order for them to achieve goals that are realistic and those that are achievable during a certain span of time.