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Where did you get your workout program?

brinicolelovelybrinicolelovely Posts: 14Member, Premium Member Posts: 14Member, Premium Member
I need to get a program or purchase a set lifting program to follow. I have a home gym and there for don’t have everything a gym would have. But where did you guys find or purchase your workout program from?
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  • Machka9Machka9 Posts: 15,166Member Member Posts: 15,166Member Member
    I trained with an amateur bodybuilding and coach for 2 years when I was in my early 20s.

    Plus I've got a collection of books.
    edited October 11
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Posts: 8,036Member Member Posts: 8,036Member Member
    I got my template from experience.

    There are many free templates via the internet that are excellant choices.

    The more basic ones in the link above can be okay and will do just fine for somebody more novel at resistance training.
    edited October 11
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Posts: 5,155Member Member Posts: 5,155Member Member
    I bought a book on strength training. It had a bunch of exercises for each muscle/group and some sample routines for different levels. I went from there.
  • MaddyT122MaddyT122 Posts: 152Member Member Posts: 152Member Member
    I use BeachBody on Demand. There are lots of programs to choose from.
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Posts: 325Member Member Posts: 325Member Member
    From a book called muscle and strength training Pyramid by Eric helms. I believe u can get it on amazon now.
    The free templates linked above are all fine too
  • quiksylver296quiksylver296 Posts: 25,796Member Member Posts: 25,796Member Member
    From my powerlifting coach.
  • sardelsasardelsa Posts: 8,466Member Member Posts: 8,466Member Member
    I started with Strong Curves (from that link above) then moved on to other programs designed by Bret Contreras/Kellie Davis. Now I do my own thing based on those.
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Posts: 8,036Member Member Posts: 8,036Member Member
    From a book called muscle and strength training Pyramid by Eric helms. I believe u can get it on amazon now.
    The free templates linked above are all fine too

    I haven't read that one as of yet. Don't ask me why.

    *add to cart*
  • JBanx256JBanx256 Posts: 473Member Member Posts: 473Member Member
    from my coach.
  • JBanx256JBanx256 Posts: 473Member Member Posts: 473Member Member
    Chieflrg wrote: »
    From a book called muscle and strength training Pyramid by Eric helms. I believe u can get it on amazon now.
    The free templates linked above are all fine too

    I haven't read that one as of yet. Don't ask me why.

    *add to cart*

    it's worth every penny!
  • youcantflexcardioyoucantflexcardio Posts: 550Member, Premium Member Posts: 550Member, Premium Member
    I've built and my program from years of experience and knowing what works for me...I tweak it daily depending on time constraints as well.
  • riffraff2112riffraff2112 Posts: 1,533Member Member Posts: 1,533Member Member
    originally from a book called 'body for life' when I was a newb...it also had a 'diet' plan as well. I modified it to suit my life and goals. In fact although most the staple exercises didn't change, the frequency, split, and rep cycle have many times over again depending on what I am chasing. The eating plan is completely out the window now for the most part as I've found other more enjoyable ways to get my calories.
    edited October 11
  • thanos5thanos5 Posts: 508Member Member Posts: 508Member Member
    aworkoutroutine.com. i'm doing the beginner workout program.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Posts: 3,290Member Member Posts: 3,290Member Member
    Stronglifts, free online.

    Starting Strength, also free online, but I also bought Rip's books.
  • HoneyBadger155HoneyBadger155 Posts: 1,386Member Member Posts: 1,386Member Member
    Over the years I've had a couple programs put together by trainers who were familiar with my sport. Other than that, I google what I'm looking for (as an example, when I moved, my little fitness center here mostly just has dumbells and one 3-way machine), so I found a 5-day split that was dumbells only. Granted, I'm about to "outgrow" my little fitness center, so am starting shopping around for a gym, but there's lots of free programs out there, generally not too hard to find with a little internet sleuthing.

    That being said, if you're not familiar with/good at using proper form in various exercises, working with a trainer a few times would be a worthwhile investment.
  • PennyP312PennyP312 Posts: 133Member Member Posts: 133Member Member
    Just started juggernaut power building AI program. Needed something mindless that someone wrote for me. $27 every 4 weeks.

    Have run starting strength, PHUL, and programs written by a powerlifting coach ( not to compete, just to get strong).
    There are a lot of good, free resources if your just starting out. The link in the above post is a good place to start!
    Have fun!!
  • DancingMoosieDancingMoosie Posts: 4,586Member Member Posts: 4,586Member Member
    Stronglifts is the base of mine. I like it because it's only 5 main lifts and doesn't use any machines or equipment I don't have. My gym only has bars, plates, and body bars...benches, squat racks, deadlift platforms. I've added accessories like pull-ups, hip thrusts, and single leg squats, but the majority of my lifts are the main 4(probably don't do rows as much as I should).
  • ChrisCatMamaChrisCatMama Posts: 1,021Member Member Posts: 1,021Member Member
    I started with dvds several years ago. (Leslie Sansone walking workouts) came across Darebee.com and I’ve been hooked since!
  • RockChick_SarahRockChick_Sarah Posts: 4Member Member Posts: 4Member Member
    beachbody on demand for mainly the body beast or les mills on demand for body combat
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