I’ve read Rippetoe’s book “starting strength” and have gotten instruction from a personal trainer to apply the lifting techniques correctly.
Rippetoe recommends that we focus on Seven excercises as part of a weight training practice. They are:
- Bench Press
- Power Clean
- Barbell curls [optional]
As of Nov 2017, I’m getting back into training three times a week by applying Stronglifts 5x5 routine. I believe this is a simple and easy to follow routine to get confusion about “what/when” etc., out of the way.
By combining these two techniques, this is my current workout routine:
- Workout A: Squat 5x5, Benchpress 5x5, Barbell Rows 5x5
- Workout B: Squat 5x5, Over Head Press 5x5, Deadlift 1x5
(to be read as .. Deadlift 1 set of 5 lifts).
Even after adjusting for other variables, thigh circumference seems to hold up as an independent predictor of cardiometabolic health and early death. Bigger thighs = better (25 inches or larger have the lowest risk). Time to hit the squat rack, people.
Randomized Controlled Trial of High Versus Low Intensity Weight Training Versus General Practitioner Care for Clinical Depression in Older Adults | The Journals of Gerontology: Series A | Oxford Academic