Well , back to the question at hand . I started out very easy , 10 reps of everything . Sit-ups , shoulder-shrugs , curls , presses , side stretches , bench presses , triceps extensions and pull overs . In the ten weeks , I have worked the number up to 25 each . Time to add weight . Go back to 10 each adding five pounds to each . When I get up to 25 reps , time to add weight and move on . When I can no longer progrees , it's time to change something . So far , so good . Now remember , this whole thing started when I found it was too hard to pull start my gasoline powered Skilh tools , not so reliving my youth foolish thing !