Cold water may not help you lose weight but it has been proven to help you work out longer. You don't even have to drink it if you just hold cold water while working out it cools you enough to help you go longer. (from the TV show the Resolution)
9 essential strength benchmarks for men is an article regarding the basics of weight training for men. The article reviews fundamental exercises, how much you should lift, and little tips and tricks for that extra push or pull.