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What do you do in the gym?

Mon Mar 27, 2017 10:37 pm

OK, so it seems that joining the gym should be the first priority for people starting out. I don't doubt this advice as it's fairly obvious that doing so will improve your looks as well as your health, and in turn your chances with women.

My question however is, what's the most important thing for me to concentrate while starting out? I've been going for a few weeks now, but currently unable to commit to more than twice a week due to plans already in place. Will be able to go 4-5 days week after two weeks or so. At the moment I'd say my body type is average and to improve I'd like to bulk as well as burn fat. Also want to improve my fitness in general as currently it's very poor.

So my question is what would be the most important part to work on? I know that by burning fat, I can improve my fitness at the same time, but wondering if it'd be better to try and bulk first and then work on burning the fat? This way, getting toned would be easier.

Thanks

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Wed Mar 29, 2017 1:16 pm

Lift heavy you'll bulk and burn.

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Wed Mar 29, 2017 8:34 pm

Pay for a one-to-one session with somebody certified at your gym. Tell them what's your goal and ask them to design a fitness routine.

Otherwise you'll most likely end up doing the wrong exercises at the wrong pace with the wrong posture, and you'll pop yourself a knee or a vertebra.

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:38 pm

Heywood Jablowme wrote:Lift heavy you'll bulk and burn.


Are you suggesting aiming for between 4-6 reps per set then? And would this be for each different exercise or mix it up with lower weight and higher reps? TIA

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Wed Mar 29, 2017 10:48 pm

Stoliar wrote:Pay for a one-to-one session with somebody certified at your gym. Tell them what's your goal and ask them to design a fitness routine.

Otherwise you'll most likely end up doing the wrong exercises at the wrong pace with the wrong posture, and you'll pop yourself a knee or a vertebra.


Thanks for your advice. However should've mentioned that I'm not new to the gym. Used to go with a friend who was a PT so very comfortable with pace and posture while doing the excercises. This was before an illness that had me out for a year though and I've lost all the progress.

Comfortable with making my own workout plan, just wondering what would be best to concentrate on while starting off.

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Thu Mar 30, 2017 12:49 pm

DynEira wrote:
Heywood Jablowme wrote:Lift heavy you'll bulk and burn.


Are you suggesting aiming for between 4-6 reps per set then? And would this be for each different exercise or mix it up with lower weight and higher reps? TIA


I'm suggesting 4 sets per station. 8-10 reps increase weight each set, 4th set rep to failure. if you get past 6 it's not heavy enough.

6 stations usually 1.5 - 2 hours.

Monday = Back

Tuesday = Chest

Wednesday = Legs/abbs

Thursday = Shoulders/Traps

Friday = Arms/abbs

Saturday = Cardio

Sunday = Off

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Wed Apr 05, 2017 3:36 am

I will do workout in Gym ...Cycleing , WeIGHT, Lifting

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Wed Apr 05, 2017 4:00 am

save your $ if you have a park nearby here is one of my routines..

to start warming up jump the rope..240 times divide it in 60 jumps

1st set, jump straight 60 times or whatever jumps you can but you have to complete the 60 set
rest 1 minute
2nd set, jump one forward one backward
rest 1 minute
3rd set, jump like the boxers one foot first then the other foot
rest 1 minute
4th set, jump with both feet one jump to right one jump to the left
rest 1 minute

you are ready and your earth is working overtime.

start walking fast paced for about 5 minutes...then start jogging at speed you feel comfortable the goal is you have to complete 2 to 3 miles...meanwhile jogging do stops and do sets of 12 push ups goal is minimum of 4 sets....you can mix your set of push ups with sets of backward push ups to work your triceps too minimum is 4 sets of 12 too for a total of 8 sets of push ups .. stop too for sets of 12 abs minimum 4 sets of abs..
and there you go one complete routine of work out you going to start reaping the benefits in about 2 months
you can do more jumps jogging distance and sets as you are getting condition.. I guess you can do this at the gym too, I don't like the gym so I do this outdoors..I do this 3 days a week minimum, and I try to go to my local swimming pool once a week additional to my 3 work out days too but that is optional.
of course you have to eat healthy too.

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Sat Apr 15, 2017 6:06 pm

My weekly workout

Everyday.
Poke'mon Go. I walk around and catch poke'mon while hatching eggs with my phone battery set to battery saver setting and the battery saver on in game. I bring a portable charger and I play until my phone is going to die and then I go home. This averages about 20k walked in a day, also helps meet girls who're playing poke'mon.

Every Monday-Friday
-Walk on a treadmill at 3.5 mph with the incline set to [currently 12] for 20 minutes. Usually increase the incline by 0.5 each week, unless it was especially strenuous to get through that week.
-3 sets of 20 crunches on a crunch machine with 45lbs added to it
-200 crunches with my knees up down the center and 200 with my knees laid to the side then 200 on the other side.

Monday, Wednesday, Friday
Reps alternate between 5 and 8 each week on bench, but 1 set of each: shoulder press, incline bench, bench, and decline bench.

I'm limited to a set of 3lb, 15lb, and 20lb dumbbells and one 30lb dumbbell. Currently I'll do 3 sets of 20 with the 20lb dumbells inbetween the benching or 3 sets of 10 from the 30lb dumbbell. Curls, that is.

I also take a medicine ball [forgot the weight] and lay on my back and practice my shot [this is a basketball drill where if you take a ball and lay on your back you shoot it upwards and aim so it lands back on your hand. As you get comfortable with a certain height you start to toss the ball higher and higher. It helps with accuracy. with a medicine ball it works with strength and accuracy... just don't toss it as high with the medicine ball.]. I also move the ball around in circles and reach back as far as I can with one hand and then forward. I have no set rep count for this, it's mostly just to stretch my shoulders.


That is pretty much my workout in a nutshell. I've been losing fat while gaining muscle. How it's affected my weight I don't know [or actually care]. I likely need to gain weight and lose fat.

Re: What do you do in the gym?

Thu Apr 20, 2017 1:16 am

That is pretty much my workout in a nutshell. I've been losing fat while gaining muscle. How it's affected my weight I don't know [or actually care]. I likely need to gain weight and lose fat.


true, rule of thumb you lose fat so you gain muscle therefore you gain weight because muscles are heavier than fat.
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