Home Workout?

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    Jun 13, 2007 12:46 AM GMT
    I'm a little guy and have always been. I'm done with it. I tried to go to the gym this past semester at school, but I felt really self-conscious being so small. Can anyone give me some advice on some workouts I could do at home for a while until I get into well enough shape that I won't be so self-conscious in the gym? Thanks fellahs!
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    Jun 13, 2007 4:13 AM GMT
    Totally understand where you're coming from. Best I can tell you is to hit the gym, even if you feel uncomfortable. Almost all of us have body image issues, and even my friends who are absolutely beautiful and cut and buff tell me that they sometimes feel self-conscious and out-of-place when they walk through the gym's doors. So get in there and kick some ass! And if worse comes to worst, hire a pretty personal trainer for a few sessions--deflects attention (everyone looks at him instead) and makes you feel like you belong there a little bit more. :)
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    Jun 13, 2007 4:49 AM GMT
    we all start somewhere. just get in the gym and do it. As long as you know what you are doing and you eat the right food itll be fine. I know thats not the answer you are looking for but, there is no way you will get bigger with just a home workout.
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    Jun 13, 2007 5:59 AM GMT

    everyone started out from nothing. remember that. you don't put your stats in your profile, but it's easy enough to see that you're not exactly huge.

    well - neither was I. neither was my partner, for that matter. he bought a gym membership and drove over to the gym every day for 2 weeks before he had the nerve to walk in.

    sure, there will probably be some assholes there that will look at you with contempt - but it's THEIR problem, not yours. You will find that there will also be guys - probably in better shape than the assholes - who will encourage you and respect your honest efforts at working out.

    if you can afford a week or two with a trainer, that will help you over the hump and give you a short list of exercises which you can do with confidence while you explore the other equipment the place offers.

    please - get to the gym, and get some assistance getting started. you'll save time, you'll get better results, and you'll feel better about yourself for having done it.

    good luck!
  • yourscars

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    Jun 13, 2007 2:45 PM GMT
    Try going to a gym mid-morning or early afternoon when most of the patrons are retirees or housewives who aren't going to intimidate you - I still do that to avoid the crowds.