New in Gym, with which program I should start?

  • Dangow_exBR

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    Dec 19, 2011 12:43 AM GMT
    Hey guys, what's up?
    I'm finally living in Vancouver and in the building that I'm living we have a Gym. Me and my friend was thinking in start some exercises and bodybuilding there.

    Here in RJ I saw some 12-Week Workout Programs. For me that want to burn my belly and get 6 packs at first, and define the muscles that are hidden under the fat, which program I should start with?

    I was thinking in start the Strong and Lean 12-Week Workout. What u guys recommend to me and my friend? This workout is the best one to start or not? And it is too hard to understand everything, for me that don't have help and a personal trainer?

    Thank you very much! icon_smile.gif
  • DesireIron

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    Dec 19, 2011 1:25 AM GMT
    Have you considered starting with the Strength Foundation workout plan first? If you havent really worked out before or not for a long while, your body ....muscles, bones, connective tissuse (fascia), circulation, and respiration...wont be in condition to just start lifting intensely.
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    Dec 19, 2011 6:55 AM GMT
    ^^ what he said.

    also, maybe check out guys on RJ who seem to know what they're doing and message them for some early training tips. I'm sure they'll be willing to help out .
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    Dec 19, 2011 7:14 AM GMT
    I want a good weight loss plan and if I do strenght LEANly only... the problem I run in to is I start working on my abs and I go up in pant sizes because my abs are devloping I'm not leaning out as quickly as I'd like on my mid section.
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    Dec 19, 2011 2:31 PM GMT
    not that i have tried the other ones, but the strength foundation program is working out great for me! i am halfway through now and ive seen some really quick results!

    remember though that what you eat is at least eqully important to what you actually do in the gym, if not more. also, get as much sleep as possible and drink lots of water, plus i down a couple of protein shakes every day..

    maybe i should also add that i have never really worked out before in my life, so if that description fits you, you should have no problems with the strength foundation thing. only problem youll have is the eagerness to get to the gym next time icon_biggrin.gif
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    Dec 19, 2011 2:33 PM GMT
    Even though I am not new to working out I am going to do the strength foundations to get me back in the game after a period of relative latency.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Dec 19, 2011 8:25 PM GMT
    Hey guys, thank you very much for the tips. I'll start today the Strength Foundation workout plan first. I hope I can understand everything that the workout explains and that the gym has all the equipaments. Hahaha.

    I'll update here latter, ok? thanks.
  • DesireIron

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    Dec 19, 2011 11:13 PM GMT
    Dangow_exBR saidHey guys, thank you very much for the tips. I'll start today the Strength Foundation workout plan first. I hope I can understand everything that the workout explains and that the gym has all the equipaments. Hahaha.

    I'll update here latter, ok? thanks.

    Yeah, I would love to hear how you are doing. Blog your experiences as a gym neophyte here. It will be fun to hear what you think.

    I'm doing the muscle building plan. I print out the workouts for each day for a week. I watch the videos if I dont know the exercises. But I still be sure to print the exercise descriptions and the little pics at the end so I can refer to them if I forget by the time I get to the gym.
  • Dangow_exBR

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    Dec 20, 2011 9:16 AM GMT
    Just to update here, me and my friend started the workout program today. We are having some "problems" to find the best option to do some of the exercises, because we are doing in the gym from where we live. They don't have a lot of equipment, but they have some that we can practice over there, trying to do the same exercise that the workout ask us for (I think!)

    Can I take pictures of the Gym tomorrow, showing the equipment, and then you guys can say to me what option I have to change one exercise for another one? For example, the Seated Leg Presses Equipment we don't have in our gyn.

    Anyway, I'm excited with the workout program and I hope I can do this every day. It was very hard to me to stay 30 minutes in Elliptical Machine, but I've tried so hard and I succeed.

    Thank you for all the help here. Have a good day. icon_wink.gif