Hi all, I was hoping to get some info/advice on getting into the gym. I recently lost about 60 pounds and need to get into the gym and start strength training. I'm 220 now and have to admit that I have next to no strength at all. I cannot afford a personal trainer and am hoping to get some advice on a 'starter' workout routine. In my past trips to the gym, I simply did random lifts/exercises that had no effect, it was a waste. I'd just like to get into a set weekly schedule for a workout routine to get started building up some strength. I have no idea what number of sets/reps I would need to do and how to figure the proper weight to lift with different exercises.
Also, what are some things outside of situps and pushups that I can do around the house? Not necessarily to gain strength but more to help tone up.
I'm really excited to get started. My goal right now is to get down to 205 by Jan 1st and to be able to really see some results as far as strength goes.
Thanks a million for any info