well its gonna start finally im getting a Gym membership

  • darkdito1884

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    Apr 24, 2012 8:28 PM GMT
    i finally found a gym thats not gonna cost me much monthly and is waling distance (like 25 blocks away) and i would like some help on what exercises i should do for weight loss,etc. my current weight is 270lbs icon_sad.gif ive stopped drinking soda and crap and have been drinking more water for the past month and a half.i will post a new picture of myself soon of what i look like now and every month or 2 i will post another pic etc etc. also i would lie to know what foods to eat. i like most veggies,salads,i really dont like fish/seafood,i love meat. so any help you guys can give me would be very awesome. ive seen lots of successful people on here the weighed more than me so they inspired me.
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    Apr 24, 2012 9:34 PM GMT
    High protein
    Complex carbs
    Lots of veggies
    Zero junk food
    Weight lifting + cardio

    It's pretty simple; just eat as much as you feel, but how much that is- well- you figure it out.
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    Apr 24, 2012 11:57 PM GMT
    http://www.BodyBuilding.com
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:12 AM GMT
    Holy shit 25 blocks...mine is one block away and sometimes I consider driving there...
  • darkdito1884

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    Apr 25, 2012 12:13 AM GMT
    can someone explain sets and reps please

    im thinking its something like 3 sets of 15 reps
    do 15 rest for a few seconds then do another 15 etc
    how many should i do since this is my first time
  • darkdito1884

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    Apr 25, 2012 12:18 AM GMT
    also i dont wanna look like a body builder i just wanna lose the weight and get in shape,and have a nice body .i dont really like the jumbo muscles
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:28 AM GMT
    darkdito1884 saidalso i dont wanna look like a body builder



    You won't. Even if you tried your hardest till you dropped dead. Common newb misconception, that you'll attain that level of muscle mass and definition because you picked up the 20 lb dumbbell instead of the 15.
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:33 AM GMT
    darkdito1884 saidalso i dont wanna look like a body builder i just wanna lose the weight and get in shape,and have a nice body .i dont really like the jumbo muscles


    Bodybuilding.com is a wealth of muscle-building information, it's not just for bodybuildere...in fact most members aren't bodybuilders at all
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:40 AM GMT
    Try some of the workout plans here on Realjock.

    The RealJockā„¢ Strength Foundation program is a great place to start.
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    Apr 25, 2012 12:43 AM GMT
    darkdito1884 saidcan someone explain sets and reps please

    im thinking its something like 3 sets of 15 reps
    do 15 rest for a few seconds then do another 15 etc
    how many should i do since this is my first time


    The number of reps in a set will vary by the muscle group and exercise. It can also vary by your intent: muscle bulking versus becoming leaner. Less weight with more reps for leaner, and vice-versa for muscle bulk. If you're just starting, go for a little bulk first, as the cardio will help take care of your getting leaner.
  • darkdito1884

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    Apr 25, 2012 10:15 AM GMT
    Ariodante saidHoly shit 25 blocks...mine is one block away and sometimes I consider driving there...


    lol i figured it can start my workout lol and i wont be alone my husband will be with me working out
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    Apr 25, 2012 10:19 AM GMT
    The walk to and from you gym might count as cardio.... How long does it take to walk the 25 blocks??


    Congrats by the way on taking this step. I understand the financial struggle - but one thing I would suggest is to hire a personal trainer - at least for one or two sessions to help you set up a workout plan and demonstrate a set of exercises.

    Then after a month or two - when you feel like you have plateaued and need to change it up - hire the trainer to set you up with the next phase.

    Many are willing to do that for a one time fee.
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    Apr 25, 2012 11:48 AM GMT
    Bullwinklemoos saidHigh protein
    Complex carbs
    Lots of veggies
    Zero junk food
    Weight lifting + cardio

    It's pretty simple; just eat as much as you feel, but how much that is- well- you figure it out.


    What are High Protein examples???
    Whats complex carbs examples?
    Veggies I got!
    Zero Junk food Check!
    RealJock muscle building workout check!
  • darkdito1884

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    Apr 25, 2012 9:30 PM GMT
    onaquest saidThe walk to and from you gym might count as cardio.... How long does it take to walk the 25 blocks??


    Congrats by the way on taking this step. I understand the financial struggle - but one thing I would suggest is to hire a personal trainer - at least for one or two sessions to help you set up a workout plan and demonstrate a set of exercises.

    Then after a month or two - when you feel like you have plateaued and need to change it up - hire the trainer to set you up with the next phase.

    Many are willing to do that for a one time fee.



    id say it will take about 30-45 minutes to get to gym not jogging nor walking normal, prolly in between
  • darkdito1884

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    Apr 27, 2012 9:45 PM GMT
    picked up my gym membership yesturday and i feel good, now to get me some work out clothes because all i got is jeans lol
  • darkdito1884

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    May 01, 2012 5:06 PM GMT
    so monday me and the husband start the gym. all our food is almost gone so we can start to buy healthier stuff on friday .i cant wait icon_biggrin.gif
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    May 01, 2012 5:30 PM GMT
    darkdito1884 saidalso i dont wanna look like a body builder i just wanna lose the weight and get in shape,and have a nice body .i dont really like the jumbo muscles
    Then you have absolutely nothing to worry about.
  • neosyllogy

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    May 01, 2012 5:52 PM GMT
    Go here: http://www.bodybuilding.com/exercises/ to find examples of how to perform specific exercises safely, etc.

    There are lots of places to get good starting workouts. For getting started I'm sure realjock's workouts are as good as most. So probably jsut start with what others mentioned.

    3 bits of advice (you don't have to do any of 'em, but I think they help):

    1) Keep track of weight. Decide a range of repetitions (e.g. I will do 8-12 bench presses [with good form!] during a set at a specific weight) - once you're able to do the maximum number of repetitions (e.g. 12 reps at 100lbs) then increase the weight so that you can do at least 8 repetitions at 110lbs.

    Doing this will ensure that you're always challenging yourself, but not overdoing it.


    2) Fight not to be self-conscious. 90% of people have ego issues of some sort when they start working out. Don't get caught up comparing what you're doing to what someone else is doing. Don't worry about what other people think (no on really cares anyway, really icon_smile.gif. Don't try to lift more than you can with good form in the rep range you want because you're trying to impress anyone (even yourself). People getting self-conscious ruins a lot of people's chances. eventually you'll get comfortable.

    3) Know that you're in for a long-haul. I think one thing that I did that really helped when I started was telling myself that it was going to take years to get where I wanted. Results can come surprisngly fast, but it really is a long journey. S'all good. If you're ever discouraged just remember that exercise works the same on everyone so you will get where you want if you keep working and think of how great it would have been if you'd started 3 years ago and were where you want to be now.
    You'll definitely get there if you fight for it.


    Oh! And it's hard at first. It gets much easier and much more fun with time. But starting can be hard. So keep it up and don't let eachother's schedules slip.

    Have fun ;)
  • darkdito1884

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    May 09, 2012 12:57 AM GMT
    so went to the gym today did 40 minutes cardio and worked on my triceps,back,legs and abs didnt really know what to do since im new at this but me and the husband had fun today i sweated alot cant wait to go back on thursday.
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    May 09, 2012 1:06 AM GMT
    darkdito1884 saidso went to the gym today did 40 minutes cardio and worked on my triceps,back,legs and abs didnt really know what to do since im new at this but me and the husband had fun today i sweated alot cant wait to go back on thursday.
    Man, that's awesome. Good for you! Keep up the good work.
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    May 09, 2012 1:07 AM GMT
    darkdito1884 saidso went to the gym today did 40 minutes cardio and worked on my triceps,back,legs and abs didnt really know what to do since im new at this but me and the husband had fun today i sweated alot cant wait to go back on thursday.


    Totally learn how to perform exercises properly, when starting from zero, I'd still strongly recommend the RealJock workout programs. There are videos of most of the exercises...
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    May 09, 2012 1:11 AM GMT
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    darkdito1884 saidso went to the gym today did 40 minutes cardio and worked on my triceps,back,legs and abs didnt really know what to do since im new at this but me and the husband had fun today i sweated alot cant wait to go back on thursday.


    Totally learn how to perform exercises properly, when starting from zero, I'd still strongly recommend the RealJock workout programs. There are videos of most of the exercises...
    Co-sign this. This program is really good.