First, I hope that im in the right place to ask for some advice. I apologize in advance if I am not.
As the subject states, I am returning to the weight room and with vigor. I am returning from a 5 year layoff. Here are my stats:
32 year old male
Unsure of Body fat
Goals are to drop some weight to around 200-205 range.
Long term goals are to be around 205-215 with around 8-9% body fat.
My main question that is stiffling me is building a good routine for me. Over the past 4-5 weeks, i’ve been back into weights, lifting and getting my body back into lifting shape. So far, so good. Now I’m looking for advice on getting started with a routine.
There is a ton of stuff out there and it can really make your head swim and confuss the crud out of you. What I would like to do is take the guesswork out of this and build some solid programs.
First, I figure, since I want to drop weight and tone up a bit, to develop a routine to get me down to my weight (205). I figure that’s dropping about 20 pounds.
After that, I want to pack on some lean muscle mass and get to 210-215, solid.
I’ve been pouring over the articles here at T-Nation (love the site!) and figured, alright, maybe I will just ask away here and get some suggestions.
Some other info:
No health issues. I can squat, deadlift no problem. I actually prefer compound exercises.
WIth that, I figured i’d give it a shot here, see what everyone says.
Great to be back. I’m very enthusiastic and EXTREMELY motivated.