It's starts tomorrow

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    Jul 01, 2008 12:09 AM GMT
    I just joined a Gym and tomorrow I will go for first time, I have not worked out in forever but am committed to losing my gut and getting in awesome shape - any advice for a beginner as to what weights and machines to use and how much time to split between cardio and weight training ? I used to dread going to the gym but am excited about this journey I am about to embark on.
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    Jul 03, 2008 2:46 PM GMT
    You can do it Robby... It will be hard at first but stick with it, you will begin to see the changes to your body. and your body well worth the time you invest in it!!!
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    Jul 03, 2008 3:01 PM GMT
    First off, congratulations and welcome!!! Secondly, ease in to it! Don't jump in and expect to do what the guy next to you is doing! DO NOT FORGET TO STRETCH!!!!
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    Jul 03, 2008 3:13 PM GMT
    Hi Robby,
    I am finally get back into the gym after too much time of as well. The RealJock 12 week strength foundation workout looks like a good program to get re-acquainted with the gym and inculdes good cardio intervals to burn the fat.
    I will be starting it tomorrow.
    Good luck!
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    Jul 03, 2008 3:15 PM GMT
    Yup. No matter how many times you fall off the horse, the important thing is to get right back on and show that horse who's boss.
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    Jul 03, 2008 3:32 PM GMT
    I remember my first time stepping into a gym. I was petrified! It took time for me to just let my cares about what I THOUGHT eveyrone was thinking about me fly out the window and concentrate on what I was there to do. Congrats man! You're on the path to a wonderful lifestyle. As those have said above me, take your time and ease into it. You don't want to be too head strong and injur yourself. Good luck!
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    Jul 03, 2008 3:47 PM GMT
    I'd second the Strenght Foundation workout. That way when you go in, you'll have something to focus on, and as you can look at how to do all the exercises through the videos, you'll have less questions about am I doing this right.

    I'll also repeat the don't overdo it. Make it a good experience so you'll want to do it again. Getting in shape is not a one time thing that you do right or wrong, it's continual effort over time.


    Also, if you can find a friend that you have to report into, that's always great to keep you honest.