I have decided to begin my regimen using Strong Lifts, also known as 5 x 5.  Strong Lifts is arguably the simplest, most effective workout to get stronger, build muscle and burn fat fast. Three exercises, three times a week, 45 minutes per workout.  It is also known as 5 x 5 because for each of the three exercises one does per workout, one attempts to complete five sets of five repetitions.  If one is successful, he/she increases the weight by five pounds during the next workout.  This is the same strength training I’ve been using on and off for about the last year.  I will continue to use it because I know it is effective and my body is responsive.  When I plateau, I will consider adopting a new strength training program.  Strong Lifts exercises include: Squat, Bench Press, Military Press, Deadlift, and Bent Over Row.