I recently joined the air force and am waiting to go to boot camp. I have atleast 4 months before I will leave. About 2 months ago I started jogging and running. I really had no idea what I was doing and think I did a little too much too soon. My knees started to ache so I took a break for about three weeks. I found the reason for my knee pain was that my quads and glutes are fairly weak so there was too much pressure on my knee. I have started strength training to get my legs stronger but I really need some help. I have heard that compound exercises are the best way to start for a beginner so I am trying to come up with a routine that incorporates that. but one issue I have is that my left glute and calf (basically most of my whole left leg) is weaker than my right. What would be the best way for me to strenghten the other leg to get them to be equal? Here's my current routine please let me know what you think or what my routine should be: Workout A Pullups Pushups Barbell One Leg Squat Dip Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise One Arm Dumbbell Preacher Curl Dumbbell Lateral Raise Crunches Glutes Isolator Workout B Pullups Pushup Dumbbell One Arm Up Right Row Dumbbell Bicep Curl Dumbbell Lying Triceps Extension Crunches Barbell One Leg Squat Standing Dumbbell Calf Raise Glutes Isolator I am working out 3 days per week and have been doing 3 sets with 8-10 reps of each set. I really want to be able to get my endurance up when running but really want to keep from having knee pain. I have wanted to be in the military for the last 5 years so please help me so I can survive boot camp. Thanks in advance!