I'm Not Over 35 but...
I convinced my mom to start lifting. She is in her mid 50s and overweight. In an effort to get healthy again, she bought some "Women's Health" book which has her doing all sorts of ab exercises on an exercise ball. I'm happy that she's doing something, but I know her current routine is far from optimal. I want to set her up with a few compound exercises she can do a few times a week.
We're starting with squats. She used to do these http://exercise.about.com/od/lowerbodyworkouts/ig/Lower-Body-Exercise-Photos/Ball-Squat.htm, but I got her to hold a doorknob instead, and says she can tell it's working her whole legs, not just her quads. Soon she will be able to do them free standing. Once she gets there, I'm thinking goblet squats would be a good way to add some weight and work on technique.
I'm young and don't know much about the complications of age when lifting weights, which is why I came here. I want her to have a solid program, but I really don't trust myself to design it for her. I can't tell which exercises, rep ranges, etc. would be best for an overweight 50 something year old woman who's never lifted before. I'd appreciate any help of any kind, thanks.