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August 31, 2011 8:56 PM Subscribe
Please concoct me a free-weights routine. Pretty much beginner.
posted by threeants to health & fitness (14 answers total) 27 users marked this as a favorite
I've sort of halfheartedly lifted weights before but never knew what the hell I was doing. I have access to a gym with free weights and I'd like to get into a routine. What I'm looking to get out of it is general fitness / accessory to weight loss. I am a male, 5'11" and 200lbs. I have strong lower body muscles and a pathetically weak upper body.
I'm looking for a specific set of exercises to do that will give me a good general workout. I already get cardio most days in the form of a bike commute. I am looking for something that is on the less time-consuming end of what's effective; this will be in the morning before I go about my business and I don't have time to hang out in the gym all day.
Assume I don't know very much at all. Is it better to do more reps with less weight or fewer than more? Is it better to progress through the same set of exercises multiple times? No clue.