I am gonna purchase some new weights, I work out at home not at the gym, better for me. Anyways, I had the cement ones for a few months, i just started working out just after last christmas for about a solid month, then on and off, so i wouldnt say more then a month, I made fast gains, not large ones cause i was lifting light due to get form and not injure or anything. With the cheap set came a program, the York barbell company free weight program, i never realized it until now that it looks to be a great program for a beginner like me, i will list it right after if you guys can tell me to just add on to my 2 new cast iron weights (standard) and keep that going and add a standard curl bar, or i was also thinking of just buying an olympic set, and an olympic curl bar and olympic dumbells, but man its a little expensive, i live in toronto and i found the best priced place, and it comes out to about 500-600 for everything. Is it worth all that to get an olympic set, or just stick with standard, all im thinking is that an olympic set will last me a good while and i like the way it looks, hehe. But i need your help on this…
If you don't mind me mentioning that free weight program, here it is:
it has 4 courses, so it lets you build your strength etc… i’m just gonna outline it since its a big program, i’ll tell you the first one i’m on in detail, just starting, then the other 3 programs i will just outline…
barbell swing - 2 sets of 12 - to warm you up,
squat - 2 sets of 9,
pullovers - 2 sets of 12,
bench press - 2 sets of 8 ,
military press/ behind neck - 2 sets of 8
rowing motion - 2 sets of 10,
barbell curl - 2 sets of 10,
bent legged dead lift - 2 sets of 7,
sit ups - 2 sets of 10,
leg raise - 3 sets of 10,
You do three workouts a week, and do this course for 9 weeks.
in the next 3 courses they add more exercise, and with the current ones, they make more difficult and add about a set or two more, with more complex exercises such as the skull crusher, bent arm laterals, dip, dumbell curl, alternate dumbell press, upright rowing, bent arm pullover, dumbell press, incline dumbell press, seated military press/behind neck.
I know this is long, but please anyone help me out and tell me what you think of the program, and the purchase of new weights, please read it all, thank you all.