In need of some friendly and honest advice for someone that has gotten off track.

  • goodguy_914

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    Aug 13, 2011 5:13 PM GMT
    So here's the deal: I had a personal trainer for almost a year and in that time I wasn't seeing the results that I would've hoped for (I was seeing him 3x a week). I recently purchased a home and had get rid of the trainer because he was really expensive and I wanted to make better use of my resources.

    So here I am...off of the workout routine for a little over a month and I'm really trying to get back on track...

    I belong to the local Y and also my community has a fitness center (treadmills and some all-in-one machines) that I can use free of charge.

    Can the workout plans here on RJ be adapted for those all-in-one machines? I think that I have a fitness level of intermediate but that's only when I've got the trainer, on my own I'm not sure where I'd fall.

    For those of you that might want some specifics on my starting point and my goals:
    Current: 5'7 about 170lbs, 32-33waist 38 chest

    Goal 145lbs 31waist, 40chest (i think..I really just know the waist and lbs that I want to be at)

    I know the most important thing is to just get out there and do it. That it takes time and dedication.

    I'd appreciate advice, suggestions..whatever helpful hints those of you with success can offer a dude with great intentions. Thanks
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    Aug 13, 2011 7:16 PM GMT
    ditch the weight goal. that is SKINNY.

    Thing proportion, balance and body fat.
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    Aug 13, 2011 7:18 PM GMT
    Lostboy saidditch the weight goal. that is SKINNY.

    Thing proportion, balance and body fat.


    110 is skinny (I used to be 105). 140 is slim.

    Sigh, it's going to be a while before I can transition from "slim" to "average."icon_sad.gif
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    Aug 13, 2011 8:07 PM GMT
    Now that you have a house, get a few dumbbell pairs, a flat bench, and a pullup bar with dip attachment.
    Combine that with bodyweight exercises and that's all you need.
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    Aug 13, 2011 8:19 PM GMT
    paulflexes saidNow that you have a house, get a few dumbbell pairs, a flat bench, and a pullup bar with dip attachment.
    Combine that with bodyweight exercises and that's all you need.


    I have all that already...cheap vinyl weights. icon_lol.gif