I'd like to note that I am a complete novice to weightlifting and to any type of physical activity. Any help is always appreciated but please keep the flaming to a minimum. You're gonna see weights in here that are really low; and in a forum full of big muscular fighters, there is a fine line between criticizm and flaming. So here we go... I recently bought a 100 lb weight barbell set for $29 at big five (there's a sale) and someone in the house bought a pair of 15 lb dumbells. I don't know how much the bar weights (it's a 3 piece) and I don't have a bench, so the Press day in the Pull/Press/Squat routine is mainly going to be composed to 3x8-10's of pushups and dips, but I still get to do the military presses. So this should be a good place for me to start. I am currently attending a community college ( in Fullerton CA ) and I plan to take the fitness lab there in the spring semester in january. The class is only 13 dollars for a semester, and I'm taking half a unit, and units here are 26 dollars. Since I am not attending the gym until next spring I might as well get a head start on my working out right now. On wensday I did a bunch of exercises with my new equipment just to see what weight I should do, and to see if my form is alright. Here's what I discovered: Deadlifts: 75 lbs + bar, 3x8-10 - ok -I wasn't sure if my form was right but I felt a slight tingle on my lower back (which SHOULD be my target area..lol) Bent over row: 50 + 3x8-10 - bad -Form was bad on this one Upright Rows: 40 + bar, 2x8-10 then the last one was 1x6 bad -I couldn't finish. I was basically going to failure, which I shouldn't be doing since I'm a newb anyways Good Mornings: 40 + bar 3x8-10 - badish -Couldn't go that far with these because the bar was on the lower neck/upper back area on the bone. My form wasn't that great because I as I was reaching for a moderate stretch my knees started shaking. Oh yeah, my stabilizers are shit. ab wheel roll outs: only 6 out of the 8-10 reps i should have done AND I wasn't going all the way down - bad Pushups: These were alrght Well I didn't do any squats because I didnt want to overdo my first time (in a long time anyways). I was sore all over the next day so I guess I did alright lifting. I'm following Urban's routine but tweaking it a little since I can't do any pull ups and i'm replacing saxon side bends with rope twists (a kickass oblique exercise I found on a thread here, http://www.sherdog.net/forums/showthread.php?t=309256&highlight=oblique ) Well I'm going to start eating alot and Since I'm going t olift modnay wensday friday, I'm gonna walk tuesday and thursday, and only if i have time on the weekends.