Gym is pretty faggoty, any real guy will tell you, you should get the work out from your job, get a job on a building site it's fucking awesome, and before you say it doesn't pay enough money, brick layers are hitting £60k a year
>>734192108 holy shit how did you ever get to 400lb? Glad to hear you actually decided to do something about it tho. And don't get scared when your weight stops falling as fast because you are going to start to build up muscle now. While you lose some fat, you also gain some muscle so naturally you lose less weight.
>>734191631 Start with cardio, then go to machines. Lightly hit every muscle group. Don't go until exhaustion. The instructions how to use them are printed on most of them. Don't forget abs. Crunches are easier than situps. Once you have the basics down, you can move to free weights.
>26, 5'11" about 148lbs if any health fags have advice where to begin
I used to weight almost 180 but I dropped 30lbs this month using my own workout routine and exercising. A buddy of mine invited me to try it out and I would like to actually be in shape at some point in my life. Had fat, lost it, gonna build muscle
Should I eat anything specific at a specific time? Drink? Clothing advice? Items to bring with me?
I focused mostly on cardio this month to drop the weight and build some endurance Idk if that was a good idea or a bad idea considering I was 180 not long ago I figured it would be a good way to prepare for the muscle building and I'll actually see results a little more cuz it won't bw buried under fat.
>>734192613 most gyms have towels for wiping equipment down with, but bring one for your own sweat, and another for the shower after. Don't drink too much, don't drink too little. If it's a first time, consider asking for a tour of the gym by a PT to show how errything works. First time is often reduced/free fare. IMO shorts that reaches to about the knees are nice, reduces the sweat you spread. Tshirt is standard top.
>>734192914 After you've gotten some basic strength, you can also reduce cardio warmup and start with weights earlier but without weights - empty bar 5 reps and increasing very little at a time. But have to keep the tempo between sets up.
>>734192613 since you're new to this kinda stuff I'd recommend a light body weight routine to supplement your weight lifting. Just to build a little balance and work on those tendons. /r/bodyweight (I would not normally reccomend anything reddit but it's pretty beginner friendly and they have a youtube with all the forms and progressions) has a decent sticky with some condensed information. You'd just follow the mobilities up to the bodyline drills. Don't do the strength or skill sections if you're lifting.
this should go without saying but don't expect to get big or lose a bunch of weight in the first or second week or even third week. Working is a process and your body will eventually get much better. It in fact will suck ass the first, second, third, fourth, ect. time you do it, but know that it will get easier and better as you go on. The best advice to the gym is just do it. I know sounds obvious, but a lot of people quit because they don't see results or find it hard. The way to fix that is to just workout every day with one or two break days. Trust me it will make you feel like a better person after the first full month
But srsly. The best way to make progress is to powerlift. Don't go for 50 reps at 90lb instead work your way up to a weight that is borderline scaring you doing 5 reps each new plate. So let's say: 5 reps 90lb 5 reps 120lb 5 reps 150 lb 5 reps 180 lb 5 reps 200 lb
Now. You have to get your technique straight beforehand but dont worry if your higher weight reps come out a bit messy. It's about building a sense of achievement and confronting your fear. I usually do 3/4 sessions each week. Each session will consist of one of the powerlifting trio excercises and some lower weight/bodyweight excrecises suplementing the used muscle group.
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