Here are the most effective exercises to get stronger and build muscle. Most exercises are compound exercises which you should do with free weights (barbells) for maximum results. Some are body-weight exercises where you should add weight as soon as you can.
Click on a link to go the exercise guide on how to do these exercises with proper form, and why you should do them to gain strength and muscle.
For a training program that includes most of the above exercises, check the StrongLifts 5×5 guide. It’s a full body training program that only takes three times a week. And it comes with free to download apps for iPhone and Android that coach you through each workout. It’s the simplest and most effective way to gain strength and muscle while burning fat.