So I'm getting seriously into lifting for the first time in my life. I've lifted some, had a few weeks of steady progress, then shit came up/I wasn't dedicated enough. It's time to change that. The weights are at my house, I can't use the excuse of I don't want to drive to the gym, and they're inside, so I can't bitch out because it's cold outside. My only goal is to become as strong as possible. I'm sure once I get into it a little bit more I'll set certain goals for certain lifts, but I want to see where I'm at first and get the form down. I'll be starting with the Starting Strength program, and once I plateau there will be changing things up depending on how things are going, any weaknesses I have, or any goals that I determine by then (PL, Strongman, etc.) I will start with a caveat that while I know using free weights is the optimal situation to be in, I won't be able to use free weights all the time. That's what I have at home, and obviously I will try to use them as much as possible, but I work for the railroad and we travel quite a bit, not everywhere we go to has a good gym nearby. I'm always open for opinions, advice, constructive criticism, or anything else. While I feel I know a decent amount about strength training from a lot of reading the forums (and the FAQ), I know I don't know everything, and am always willing to learn from those who know more than I do.