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jmar private msg quote post Address this user
Hi all,

First of all, new to this board, but excited to be here! I ran track and field in college but never had to create my own workout. My coaches wrote everything out and I just did what I was told. Now being in the real world, I feel stuck... not really knowing where to start.

Track totally burned me out. After some serious running (sprinting) for years, I took about a 2 year break and am now ready to get back into a great fitness plan for me.

Clearly, I'm not needing help with running workouts, but rather lifting specifically. Any advice on how to get started?

Thanks!
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Jsn3004 private msg quote post Address this user
I'd start by clicking on these two links. Alot of great information.

http://forum.simplyshredded.com/topic/16702/page/1/routine-design-for-dummies-10/

http://forum.simplyshredded.com/topic/13958/page/1/simply-shredded-faq---read-before-posting/
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
@jmar Welcome. Read the links that Jsn3004 posted above. It should give you an idea of how to lay out a good program.

Do you have specific goals? Lose weight, build muscle, gain strength, etc?


BTW, that's a damn cute face in that profile pic.
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jmar private msg quote post Address this user
@wannabemuscular Thanks... I am trying to avoid complicated (or very detailed) workouts/meal plans. I'm not trying to cut any weight or count calories or obsess over this.

I'm about 5'7" and 140lbs. I mostly want to bring my heart rate down and tone as much as possible. But I get tired of doing the same workouts over and over.

I also play basketball often and want strength for that to avoid any more injuries.

So... that's my focus
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THE GODFATHER wannabemuscular private msg quote post Address this user
Maybe a basic Upper / Lower split for you would be good. Depending how much time you have you can do upper and lower both 2x per week.

Also, obviously you know running/sprinting will help get your base heart rate down. (something I need to work on too)
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Rand private msg quote post Address this user
Push/pull/ legs is a great simple plan to follow that you can adapt.

Good luck
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