Hi guys -
I’ve been browsing the site for a while, reading the articles and the posts, and finally decided to make a post myself.
I’m completely new to lifting and wanted to get a critique on the schedule I’ve been keeping for the past 2 months.
Some background: I’m 5’11" and weigh about 180lbs. A little over a year ago I started running to stay in shape. And it was great and helped keep me lean BUT recently I’ve found myself wishing I was stronger than very weak. So I decided to start lifting.
Okay, enough backstory, tell me, is this a good all around beginner’s workout to help me get stronger?
(I generally aim for 3 sets of 6 reps on most exercises so I’ll only specify for lifts where that differs)
Military press (ss)
Crunches (3 sets of 15)
Incline Bench Press (ss)
Decline crunches (3 sets of 15)
Bench Press (ss)
Bentover DB Rows (ss)
Exercise Ball crunches (3 sets of 15)
Triceps pushdown (3 sets of 12)(ss)
Standing BB Curls (3 sets of 12)(ss)
Wrist curls (3 sets of 12)
Calf raises (3 sets of 12)
Knee raises (3 sets of 15)
I rest for a minute between each set. Most of the workouts take about half an hour, maybe a little more.
Like I said, I’ve been doing it for 2 months already, so it’s good in that I am able to stick with it and enjoy it. I just wanted to check with the experts to see if it was actually effective.