Articles: Beginner Routines

Starting Strength

mark rippetoe

Starting Strength just might be the #1 most popular training routine recommended to those who are new to strength training. The reason? Because it is simple, works great, and gets beginners making progress quickly.

Wendler’s 5/3/1

Jim Wendler’s 5/3/1 is all about starting with very light weights while progressing slowly and consistently. This extremely popular strength training program is based off of the rep schemes 5, 3, 1, as the name suggests. Throughout the routine you will work with percentages based off of your max, and strive to hit rep PR’s each workout.