I am very much a newbie at this stuff but would really appreciate some input from people who know what they are doing!
I am 21 around 5'9 and roughly 63kgs. I have no background in weightlifting but was taught in school the basic compound lifts with an Olympic barbell(squat, bench, shoulder press and deadlift).
My goal is to have an impressive phyisque, nothing overly crazy mr.Olympia style though! My current training regime is in essence Mark Rippetoes Starting Strength program i.e Squat,bench,deadlift and squat,shoulder press, pull ups on the other day. Giving me three training days a week on non consecutive days. The current reps on my working weight is 3 sets of 5 for each lift except for the deadlift which is only 1 set. I am also increasing the weight by roughly 1.25kgs per session keeping with the suggested linear programming.
Is this the optimum way for a beginner to start off with my goals? Or is there any other methods/programs that you would advise?
Any input is really appreciated!
Thanks in advance.