I recently started lifting weights. I did a decent amount of research to come up with a basic plan. I came up with: squats, deadlifts, bench press. (You have to do these with proper form and start with very low weight!)
These are all compound movements that work many muscles at once. So it's an efficient way to build strength.
I am just a novice lifter. I have been able to increase my weight every session, though, and I feel stronger after a few weeks.
Others will have better things to say. My advice is just about general fitness, I have no idea what exercises will help you do these tricks.
Last edited by the bandit; 08-04-07 at 10:17 AM.