19 years old 5'10" 190lbs Played soccer, hockey and lacrosse in high school and played summer travel lacrosse too. Ran 2-4 miles a couple times a week but sports kept me in shape. Lifted 4 times a week winter senior year since I didn't play hockey then. Freshman year of college I was a bum, worked out probably 10 times the entire year. Sophomore now, and have been working out for the past 5 weeks doing the following "beginners workout routine" from muscleandstrength.com Monday - Chest and Triceps Dumbbell Bench Press 4 sets 12, 10, 10, 10 reps Incline Bench Press 2 sets 10 reps Assisted Tricep Dip 3 sets 8-10 reps Lying Tricep Extension 3 sets 10 reps Wednesday - Back and Biceps Lateral Pull Down 4 sets 10 reps Seated Row 3 sets 12 reps One Arm Dumbbell Row 3 sets 10 reps Standing Barbell Curl 3 sets 8-10 reps Friday - Legs and Shoulders 45 Degree Leg Press 4 sets 12, 10, 10, 10 reps Leg Extension 3 sets 12 reps Leg Curl 3 sets 12 reps Military Press 4 sets 8-10 reps Dumbbell Lateral Raise 3 sets 10 reps Plus 2 ab exercises each workout day, and some sort of cardio (2-3 mile run (~25 minutes), 10 mile bike (30 minutes on random hill), 2000m-5000m rowing machine (8:30 for 2000m or 25:00 for 5000m). Is this a balanced routine, should I move on to something else? I picked this because I was out of shape, very weak and wanted something simple that hit the main groups. I've noticed muscle growth already and feel a lot better/more energetic all the time, but the description even says "use this if you are just beginning to work out, and after a little bit consider looking into another plan". If I should move on to something else could you please give examples too? I looked at the routines thread in the archives but can't figure out which is best for me, or how many reps etc? I don't care about weight (number) if I look good. I've got some chub on me that's been diminishing since working out, but I feel stronger and my muscles are visibly bigger. My current goals are to decrease fat, increase muscle size and increase running endurance. Once I'm at a happy muscle size level I'll look into maintaining that but right now I just want to burn fat and most importantly build muscle mass. Thanks so much.