Go easy on me guys. I've read the stickies but they appear to be more geared towards hypertrophy. I am more interested in strength training. I began lifting about 1.5 months ago - definately a newb. Still working on good diet but I have not missed any workout days. To get back into the swing of things, doing full body workout every two days my routine was along the lines of the following: compounds: 3x10-12 bench 3x10-12 bent over row 2x8 deadlifts 1x8 squats I'd occasionally swap out the bench for 3x10-12 military press. Squats are tough for me to do but I realize I should be doing more of them. in addition, i do hammer curls, wrist curls (for/reverse) and tricep extension and lat raises. now, I realize I should be cutting down the reps and increasing weight. What do you guys think.. 3x5-6 on the compounds? Any other compound exercises I should be adding? how often, set vs rep, should I be doing the auxilliaries? also, in regards to cardio. I typically do 30 mins / day on a bike. Should I cut that down on weight days? Or is any cardio good cardio in this case.