Like I said, I’m new to all of this. I did do MANY searches but have come across so many different workout plans I just need a little guidance to get started properly.
Me… quick and dirty…
I am Male, 5’7, 175-180, very mildly overweight. I have worked out enough that I have some barely visible chest/arm size with zero definition due to a layer of body fat that is thankfully shrinking due to my increased lifting over the last month. Most of my fat deposit falls into typical spare tire zones. I still do not have the upper body strength to properly/reliably do a full set of pull ups. I have worked mostly with an old weight machine I got at a garage sale that is falling apart, and a set of dumbbells that I purchased years ago.
So I am just now getting serious in trying to transform myself. I have finally found and joined a good gym. My problem is the HUGE volume of input. The blessing and curse of the internet is that I have read way too many contradicting ideas on how to best do this. Instead of everyone trying to tell me which program is the best. I have put together a list of eight exercises that are in my very novice opinion good enough to start me off correctly. I just want opinions on what you would change and why. For the purpose of this thread lets assume my nutrition is on point.
I am a very organized person so this is very simple for me to start off on and log my sets/reps/weights on each set.
This breaks down to a Classic MON/WED/FRI Lifting with (TUE/THUR/SAT Rest or Cardio):
Dumbbell Curl to Overhead Press
Pullups (gotta work up to these) thankfully the gym has a assisted pullup station
Alt Dumbbell Press
Swiss Ball weighted crunch
Half Kneeling Cable Twist/Lift.
I will of course bump up my total weight lifted every week.
What I would like to know is if there is anything I am missing. Everyone at the gym wants me to train with them on specific muscle groups each days instead of whole body workouts with recovery time.
Thanks in advance,