Best way to start getting a built up body from the very beginning.

  • MattyC0709

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    Feb 15, 2008 8:31 PM GMT
    Hey, I'm a beginner, average sized 18 year old and I'm thinking of starting at a gym, but I'm not sure how I should go about starting.

    Please post stuff about beginner weight training, cardio training, or if one should go on a weight loss program first.

    Also if there is anyone from Malta reading this, I'd like someone to be my training buddy.

    Thanks alot! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
  • MattyC0709

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    Feb 15, 2008 8:52 PM GMT
    BTW, also, if you could refer me to a fitness program that you may have come across which is ideal for beginners, pls lemme know.

    Thanks agen! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    Feb 20, 2008 8:35 PM GMT
    Pictures, and food.
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    Feb 20, 2008 8:38 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidPictures, and food.
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    I wont say a word cuz I am under the influence of caffeine.
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    Feb 20, 2008 8:42 PM GMT
    Have you looked at the 12-week program on here?

    http://www.realjock.com/workout/925


    "Beginners: You should begin the program slowly and consider extending it beyond 12 weeks by repeating challenging weeks multiple times until you feel ready to move on to the next week. For example, if you find the first warm-up week very challenging, do that segment a second or even a third week before starting the next segment of our program. There is no hard rule saying this program must be completed in 12 weeks. Listen to your body! "
  • MattyC0709

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    Feb 20, 2008 9:26 PM GMT
    To chuckystud:

    What do you mean by pictures??? I don't think taking photos of myself is gonna make me fitter, the most it would provide is some sort of motivation if anything.

    To Caslon:

    Yeah, I already saw the 12-week muscle workout program, but I also saw the strong and lean workout. Which one should I start with first?

    Thanks agen! icon_biggrin.gificon_lol.gificon_razz.gificon_wink.gif
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    Feb 20, 2008 11:01 PM GMT
    I am under the impression that this site is going to publish a new 12-week plan designed for absolute beginners within the next couple of weeks. Of course, don't wait to start exercising. I think you could use one of the other programs (either one would be good), but scale it back and recognize your own limits.

    Chuckystud believes that everyone on the site should post a picture of himself.
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    Feb 20, 2008 11:14 PM GMT
    Chuckystud believes that everyone on the site should post a picture of himself.


    He also thinks it's unnecessary to use sentences when replying.
  • UncleverName

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    Feb 20, 2008 11:40 PM GMT
    What's that old saying my Mama used to say all the time? Oh yeah: 'a picture's worth a thousand words!'.

    I'll try it without asking for a picture now.
    Muttskins, how much do you weigh? How tall are you? How much do you eat? What are you trying to do? Why do you want to get fit? Do you want to put on muscle? Do you want to lose weight? Do you want a six pack? Are you athletic at all now?

    Maybe not a thousand words, and maybe not all of those questions would be answered with a picture, but alot of them would be.

    Whenever someone asks for advice, on here or to a doctor or anyone else, the first thing should always be to ascertain where the person is at right now. A picture's a pretty reasonable way to do that.
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    Feb 20, 2008 11:42 PM GMT
    Pictures are great because they can help you compare. Same with taking measurements. You may not notice the difference on your own, but pics and measurements will help greatly.

    Picking a routine all depends on what your goals are. Do you want to loose fat, increase your cardio endurance, build muscle mass, increase lean muscle, etc? Also, depending on what your goal is, you're going to need to adjust your diet appropriately.
  • MattyC0709

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    Feb 22, 2008 3:15 PM GMT
    When i get a chance ill put on some pictures.

    Anyway, it looks like my prayers were answered, i can try out the build your base workout! yay!

    So 10x every1 for your advice... i will probably be using this thread for other newbies, who want to ask questions.

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