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Increase Strength?

Hey, all! I am not new to strength training, I have a home gym with DB up to #25 and a BB that goes up to #110. I am new to gym-training, however. I just joined one so that I will have use of the Smith Machine and other heavy weight machines.

My question is, how do I go about setting up a training routine for myself and how do I create realistic goals when it comes to training.

I like to lift 3 days a week, usually alternating upper and lower body. I am will to do splits, though, but the distance from the gym I just joined will prohibit me from getting there more than twice a week.


Read the beginners articles in the stickied thread at the top of the forum, ESPECIALLY the nutrition stuff. For two days a week you should probably focus on a total body workout. Take a look at Chad Waterbury’s total body training. It’s a good routine for all around strength and size.