Looking for aid.

  • Apr 28, 2011 1:20 AM GMT
    I am in need of someone to lean on motivationally so I may actually work out.
    I have planned everything out, including my goals and everything (which is to get from 168 to 180 and to make that muscle since I feel skinny for my height).
    I came here on this particular forum since i feel that most of the people would be willing to respond to this specific type of dilema.

    Do not get me wrong, I enjoy working out and everything, but I am just the type of person who needs people behind them to get going into a pattern, especially when it involves making me feel responsible to fufil the commitment I made to the person.

    I would normally go to my real life interactions, but nobody takes me seriously and all of their intentions are hollow.

    Help a poor newbie out with this please! icon_neutral.gif
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    Apr 28, 2011 1:55 AM GMT
    Can't help with your finding anyone to work out with.. but I can tell you that the young guys like you who I've noticed make the biggest and definitely most noticeable gains are the guys who workout by themselves and I'm serious. They come in, they do their stuff and they go.
    The guys your age who come in with a friend tend to chat more than actually working out. A few lifts here, a few there,, sit, chat, I never see any change in them.. they look the same as when they started almost 2 years ago.

  • Apr 28, 2011 2:57 AM GMT
    I see that too. I think what I am looking for is a guide and mentor. I am also one of those people who likes making others happy before my personal wants, which is why I am looking for someone to push me and get me going, even if it isn't someone to work out with.
  • Jwusn

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    Apr 28, 2011 7:39 PM GMT
    I definatly feel you im a newbie too. And its hard to keep yourself motivated.
  • MrPeanut

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    Apr 29, 2011 2:15 AM GMT
    The best advice I can give you or anyone before starting a routine is that you need a strong foundation before you try and build anything.

    What I mean by that is this:

    If your goal is muscle size you need to need to be able to lift heavier weight, but in order to lift heavier weight your muscles need to be able to stabilize the weight to ensure proper form.

    If you go straight for high intensity/low volume workouts you'll end up with less results and possible injury.

    Most people forego stabilizing exercises which is a huge mistake. Whether it is standing on one leg while doing a curl or lying on a stability ball while doing a bench press its easy to target these crucial muscles that standard resistance excersises miss.

    When you find yourself improving at a workout trying increasing balance difficulty before you increase resistance. When you get good at balancing on one foot switch to a half foam roll, then a bosu ball.

    Over time you can start adding in supersets (two workouts with no rest in between) one a stabilizing exercise and one a strength exercise both targeting the same muscle.

    Eventually you'll move on to building strength and then muscle size but like I said without a strong foundation your chances of success drop drastically.

    If you have any questions feel free to send me a message and ill do my best to help.

  • Apr 29, 2011 6:10 PM GMT
    Ok. Thanks icon_smile.gif