New to weight training

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    Mar 23, 2012 2:43 AM GMT
    I weight trained a big a couple years ago but never got seriously into it. I'm currently 6-0, 175 and pretty slim although I'd like to shed about 10 pounds of fat and become more muscular rather than bulk up. I go running about 2-3 times a week (usually 3-4 mile distances) and lifted weights for the first time in a while the other day and am still sore.

    My plan for lifting is to target biceps/triceps/shoulders/delts/pecs and try to put on a little muscle mass but mainly tone up. Should I be doing high reps at lower weights for this? And is it sufficient to 3 sets of one exercise per muscle group or should I do multiple lifts for each muscle group.

    Lastly, what kind of diet should I have in order to add muscle but not eat too much to put on fat?

    Answers to any or all of these questions are greatly appreciated, thanks!
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    Mar 23, 2012 2:45 AM GMT
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    Apr 01, 2012 1:46 PM GMT
    If you are new to weight training, you might want to take a look at the starting strength routine explained in detail by Mark Rippetoe. It has all the major lifts and I was very pleased with the results after doing it for 9 months.

    I never really saw much in use in targetting the triceps/biceps muscles seperately, unless of course you want to target that muscle group, because it's falling behind. In about any "push" (shoulder press, incline BP, etc.) lift you automatically train your triceps as well. Training biceps seems even more useless to me...