Start Building Muscle and Get Stronger With This 4-Week Strength Training Plan

Whether your goal is to work out consistently twice a week, do 20 push-ups before the new year, or build muscle, strength training can help you achieve your goal.

If you didn't already know, "the general benefits of strength training for both men and women include an increase in bone mass and lean mass, improved body composition, cardiovascular fitness, strength, and an enhanced sense of well being," according to a 2006 article in the British Journal of Sports Medicine. If that list has you like, "Yes, I'll take it all," I've got a four-week workout plan that will help you start building lean muscle and increase your overall strength. Sound good? Let's get started.