The Less Thinking, More Doing Program, The Sequel: Slightly More Thinking, Slightly More Doing
The original LTMD Program provided an antidote for those of you paralyzed by too much information. Phase II helps keep you moving forward while you continue to learn.
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!
Workout 5: Intermediate, 4-day split
Conventional body part split and less conventional push/pull-light/heavy split routines.
Workout 4: Intermediate, 3-day split
A standard body part/bodybuilding style 3-day split. Legs, push, pull.
Workout 3: Intermediate, 3-day full body
Full body, basic routines for strength and conditioning.
Workout 2: Beginner, upper/lower split
A 2-day upper body – lower body split for beginners or folks just looking for a very basic split routine.
Workout 1: Beginner, full-body
Very basic intro routines with a full-body focus. Good for folks just starting out.
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.