Hi all,

I was curious what people's advice for a good resistance training routine is?

I have been doing bodyweight, but want to get stronger quicker.

I want to do functional compound body movements with a simple, but intense workout. Namely, I want to do squats, deadlifts (which I have never done), bench press, chinups, and maybe shoulder presses and pullups.

So two main questions:

1. How should I divide the exercises across days?
2. How should I do the reps and sets?

I was thinking of checking out the book Starting Strength. I also like what Martin Berkhan says about reverse pyramid training. That makes intuitive sense to me. He also seems to have a little more time off between exercises (i.e., a week in between squat workouts or something like that). I appreciate any input!