i recently started working out and learned there a lot more to it and here how i did it. I didn't wanna spend tons of money so i just signed up at a local gym without a personal trainer.
I guess i wasn't doing things the 'right way' and someone approached me and taught me how to do it, and also told me to look things up on internet so i can work out the proper way without wasting my time.
Most guys at my gym were very helpful at teaching me how to use and do things and gave me great tips. start watching work out videos on youtube and get on a plan. theres actually a great workout plan for beginners on this website.
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