I am a beginner. I have worked out in the past but never with any real knowledge of what I was doing. I have read many many articles here on T-Nation and can’t say enough about how good this site is and the info that can be found here.
I would like to achieve all of the following; decrease body fat, rectify some strength imbalances, and then of course gain size and strength.
I am fairly strong, but I currently have imbalances because my strength is only gained from the work I do as a welder/fabricator. I lift and handle a lot of steel and I get into a lot of uncomfortable positions sometimes prolonged. As of late I have notice my lower back feels loose, or weak. The “Third World Squat” article made a lot of sense to me.
I know there are some beginner programs here and I have also read many of the tips from veterans to newbies, but there is also so much info here that it is sometimes too much to take in when you are trying to find a starting point.
My question is : Is there a program on here that would be good for equalizing my strength throughout my body and at the same time provide some results in fat loss and or strength and size gains?
I am thinking that the Metabolism Repair Article which recommends more compound exercises over isolation exercises would work well for me. My logic being that if I focus on strict form in those exercises and increase weight gradually, then the nature of the compound exercises incorporating more muscle groups, should allow them to balance out as the weaker muscles get stronger, until they can keep up with the stronger muscles. Also the same logic and purpose of that article being that more muscles recruited in the exercise means more potential gains as well as more muscle there to burn calories.
I am not sure if I thinking correctly here or if I should learn where all my weakest points are and then do isolation exercises on them until they are strong enough to then partake in the compound movements.
Opinions and Insight please or a slap in the face if I am way off track, let me know