I’m looking for some guidance. I’m somewhat familiar with strength training but need some help in respect of where to start. I know that you should train from weakest area to strongest. But my situation is I’m weak all over! I need to build TOTAL body strength. I’m looking for a program that I could build a muscle “foundation” in order to move on to more intermediate routines then advanced. I want to train with free weights and I want to use mostly compound movements. My goals are to be able to do pull-ups, dips, push-ups and to increase overall strength and to put on some muscle and reduce fat. I’ve started a karate class about 3 months ago and I believe it gives me all the cardio I need and I really enjoy it but I want to weight train now (granted slowly but surely) Now I’m not asking for a personally designed routine , however could you give me some general feed back and point me in the direction of good, respectable reading on the subject be it website or books? Any advice is greatly appreciated.