I used Bill Phillips, "Body for Life" and "New Lifting Rules..." to teach me how to lift weights about ten years ago. I cannot recommend them highly enough. I took Phillips book to the weight room with me and read how to do the exercise, used his chart, and did it. Soon afterward, I no longer needed the book as I had learned what to do, and how to do it.
The beauty of "Body for Life" and also Spark People, is that you get the guidance you need to figure out your own routine to fit into your budget, lifestyle, fitness level, age, and work schedules. You get a lot of tips from both, and they are flexible and adjustable. Sometimes we can't do a pre-programmed workout due to any of these or other health reasons. For example, I have had a lung infection for the last seven months so jogging is out of the question until I fully recover!
| current weight: 109.2