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Where did you get your workout program?

brinicolelovelybrinicolelovely Member Posts: 14 Member Member Posts: 14 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 Member Posts: 19,613 Member Member Posts: 19,613 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 2019
  • ChieflrgChieflrg Member Posts: 9,010 Member Member Posts: 9,010 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 2019
  • estherdragonbatestherdragonbat Member Posts: 5,285 Member Member Posts: 5,285 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 Member Posts: 152 Member Member Posts: 152 Member
    I use BeachBody on Demand. There are lots of programs to choose from.
  • cupcakesandproteinshakescupcakesandproteinshakes Member Posts: 884 Member Member Posts: 884 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 Member Posts: 28,074 Member Member Posts: 28,074 Member
    From my powerlifting coach.
  • sardelsasardelsa Member Posts: 9,833 Member Member Posts: 9,833 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 Member Posts: 9,010 Member Member Posts: 9,010 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 Member Posts: 669 Member Member Posts: 669 Member
    from my coach.
  • JBanx256JBanx256 Member Posts: 669 Member Member Posts: 669 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 Member, Premium Posts: 550 Member Member, Premium Posts: 550 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 Member Posts: 1,755 Member Member Posts: 1,755 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 2019
  • thanos5thanos5 Member Posts: 512 Member Member Posts: 512 Member
    aworkoutroutine.com. i'm doing the beginner workout program.
  • sgt1372sgt1372 Member Posts: 3,925 Member Member Posts: 3,925 Member
    Stronglifts, free online.

    Starting Strength, also free online, but I also bought Rip's books.
  • HoneyBadger302HoneyBadger302 Member Posts: 1,530 Member Member Posts: 1,530 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 Member Posts: 161 Member Member Posts: 161 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 Member Posts: 7,609 Member Member Posts: 7,609 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 Member Posts: 1,049 Member Member Posts: 1,049 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 Member Posts: 4 Member Member Posts: 4 Member
    beachbody on demand for mainly the body beast or les mills on demand for body combat
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