The Starting Strength training program by Mark Rippetoe is probably the most popular beginner strength program. Like many other highly popular training programs the layout of the program is quite simple. The focus of the program is on the 5 big barbell lifts; Squat, Deadlift, Bench press, Standing press and the power clean.
The Strong lift is another general beginner strength training program that has given thousand of beginners a good start on their strength or bodybuilding journey. The program is based on 3 full body workouts a week and five core exercises the squat, bench press, deadlift, overhead press and barbell row.