0-6 MONTHS

STRENGTH & BODYBUILDING

In my opinion, in your first 0-6 months of training, training with a strength focus (even if your goal is bodybuilding) will be the most advantageous way of training for both size and strength. With low levels of training under your belt, basic, low volume programs will get you the most "bang for your buck." While there are other programs out there for beginners, I think that Mark Rippetoe has really nailed it with his beginning linear progression program.