The Less Thinking, More Doing Starter Program

For those new to strength training, details can be a little overwhelming. After all, you might just want some simple advice on getting started. If so, this article is for you. This program starts you off with a few basic movements that are guaranteed to increase your overall strength and fitness if you’re a beginner.

Workout 6: All dumbbells! All the time!

Routine 1 is a good workout for folks who have minimal equipment, and/or who are just starting out with a basic dumbbell set.

Routine 2 combines dumbbell exercises with bodyweight exercises for some strength-endurance and conditioning benefits. Good if you play sports, and as part of a fat loss program. Not your Curves circuit training, baby!

Krista’s Kompleat Kompendium of Workout Routines

I get lots of mail about what routines I recommend for people. It’s always a challenging question to answer, because there are as many possible routines as there are screaming prepubescent children outside a boy band concert.

Nevertheless I thought it might be helpful to compile some ideas for you.

Workout for the time poor

Why “I don’t have time” is no longer an excuse. There are 168 hours in a week. I know you can find 3 or 4 to haul your ass off the couch.