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Going to the gym for the first time What should i expect?

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Going to the gym for the first time

What should i expect?
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>>734191631
Gym equipment
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>>734191631
To be reminded of OPs ultimate faggotry
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Human beings working out on treadmills , gym equipment etc..
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>>734191631
A bunch of people working out that don't want to talk to each other. Unless you go to the same gym as I do at 5am. Then there are some very chatty 60 year old almond farmers...
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Stares and be seen as a faggot for using 5lb dumbells.
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bara everywhere
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>>734191844
>Dwight Schrute
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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
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400lb guy, just got back from gym, been going for about a month now and the weight is falling off. I was apprehensive at first but literally nobody gives a fuck and I'm used to people staring at me.

Wipe the equipment, don't go too hard right away, listen to music with a good beat for pacing if on treadmill or cross trainer etc.

And enjoy it cos I guarantee you'll stop going if you don't find the enjoyment in it.

Best of luck, faggot
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>>734191631
Take it easy your first time, or you will have the DOMS out of hell the next 3 days. Have fun it's a nice place once you get used to it
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>>734192108
Cheers, m8. Keep up the good work.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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OP here

>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?
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>>734192465
>>734192613

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.
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>>734192613

Just Do It™
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>>734192735
Starting with cardio gets all the juices flowing. Move to weights whenever you're warmed up.

Weight turns carbs and protein into muscle. Eat well.

I like stretching well before anything, but some people say it's not that useful.
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>>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.
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>>734192613
food depends on what you're doing, but for muscle gain it's carb up an hour or two beforehand and protein after.
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>>734192613
Water is fine. Comfortable stretchy clothes. Towel for wiping off your sweat when you're done.
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>>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.
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>>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.
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>>734192979
>implying I'm going to shower at the gym

Lol fuck that I'll shower when I get home
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>>734193224
You can break a sweat during yoga too.
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>>734193276
Depending on the gym, they probably have free spin(cycling), yoga, zumba, etc. classes. Look into those. They're pretty fun.
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Loving all the advice

Ty
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>>734193276
yeah but yoga is a lot more about being relaxed and breathing bodyline drills are about engaging every fucking muscle you can to keep in a perfect hold for 60-90 seconds
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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
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>>734193446
And?
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>>734193571
this, it'll be a good 4-6 weeks before you notice visible progress aside from "swole". Probably 10-12 weeks before other people start to notice.
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>>734192017

60k in Yen, yeah
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Lifting.


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.

Good luck!
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>>734193960
this is how you rip a bicep tendon or an acl they never get back to 100% after that.
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>>734192108
THIS

Smile and nod and don't give any sass and nobody will give you trouble.

Wipe down the machines when you're done and don't hog the equipment.

Put on some headphones, play some tunes and let the time get way from you. I prefer audiobooks but it's a mater of preference.
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>>734193960
>>734194138
>>734193224
>>734192979
>>734192914
>>734192735
>>734192613
Shit, did I stumble onto /fit/ ?
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>>734192017
your the kind of person that thinks "muh btec's are worth 3 a-levels each". college tries to sell you that shit so you stay and they get money.
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