I’m 34 and got into lifting weights approx 1.5 years ago, when I lost a whole lot of weight (5’10" - from 187 lbs of mostly lard skinny fatness to 145 lbs). Didn’t lose much muscle since I didn’t have anything to start with after 20 years of sedentary living.
Perhaps not too clever, but at least it got me to start training and eat good stuff.
I’ve stayed on that weight for a while, but realized that muscle is what I really need to look better. With some half-assed training on home-made programs, and four weeks serious going on CW’s TBT program I’m now up on 161 lbs with the same body fat level (15-16% something)- looking better but far from good enough for my taste.
Chad recommended four compound and two isolation exercises, but I figured as a newbie I’d do better with more compounds…
This is what I ended up with:
- Leg press (would love to squat but my knees won’t allow it)
- Pull-ups (pulldowns at higher reps)
- Shoulder press (military press)
- Seated rows
So, my questions: Are the exercise choices good enough? Is it important also for beginners to change exercises every two weeks, or am I better off just focusing on doing these right? Should I stick with the whole body training (I really like it) or start something else after completing the TBT?
Other good advice is also very welcome. Thanks for taking the time to read this essay.