Another weight lifting thread...
I know you guys must get tired of all the "I'm new to weights" threads, but know that we newbs really do appreciate the advice from the more experienced guys here.
So I've looked around and tried to come up with a few lifts I could do to build some strength (obviously!). I tried to focus on a few practical moves that work all the muscles. Here's what I came up with:
I didn't include bench presses, mostly because I don't have room to set a bench up and its hard to find a spotter, and I like working my back/core muscles as I do the other lifts (something I love about calisthenics - they all work those muscles!).
So, I don't hear the snatch recommended too often, how come? It seems like a good compound lift. Also, some don't recommend curls, even claiming they're useless - should I not include them?
And I'll be doing pyramids - lift one weight five reps, add some weight for five more, and then drop down the weights after I max out, although I don't know the name for this type of program. I'll probably be able to do it only once a week anyway, due to time constraints.