If house weights are your style, buy an inexpensive plate set from sears/walmart/champs/dicks. 300-345 olympic set with bar for $100-150.
For dumbells, go to a sporting goods store and buy olympic dumbellbar set. I think its around 35 for the set. I use mine for anything over 50lbs. I hate using the 25 plates on bumbells, Ive come across some that are more fat than tall, so they are easier to use.
Or, buy a set of dumbells, 5's-45's. I spent $250 from my local sams club. The rack is kinda chincy, but they are plastic coated DB's, with a fatter grip. Much better than the regular cast iron skinny hadled ones I used ot have.
And ebay it up. Go to the excercise area, and search within 200 miles or so from ya.
I did like the information provided at ast-ss.com. Max-OT is not for a beginner tho, as 0311 has pointed out. A good body split, and working on form, and continue building on weight lifted, solid.
Smart from the start
Yeah, I pimp t-nation alot, maybe because there is sooo much info. My head hurts from reading. Maybe I should get back to work.
Good info on the overtraining hrdgain.