WHO WANTS TO BE MY GYM BUDDY? *NEW TO EXERCISING

  • coconuttyxo

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    Jan 08, 2013 10:37 PM GMT
    I'm totally new to working out at the gym. Day 1 hasn't even started. lol I really don't know where to begin. Who's from the San Fernando Valley area? Take me under your wing. =]
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    Jan 09, 2013 7:07 AM GMT
    Any any gym you attend should have a few people on the floor who can show you how the equipment works.

    Choose a basic intro workout (RJ has a great one), learn the moves, follow it for the first six weeks. Being brand new, you don't have to worry about adapting to the exercises in the first four-six weeks. Later, you'll be have to switch things up to add "muscle confusion" to your workouts and keep the gains coming.

    Meanwhile, since you're at the gym regularly, you'll have an opportunity to ask about some of the other equipment, and look up the exercises for the later phases of the programs you find on RJ and elsewhere.

    Best part: you'll also be able to post a note looking for a training buddy on the bulletin board at the gym (there's usually one near the locker rooms).

    If there's one thing straight guys are good at, it's spotting and encouraging you to work out. Gay/straight doesn't matter so don't be shy to partner up with a straight boy - they can be fun too ;-)
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    Jan 09, 2013 8:06 AM GMT
    coconuttyxo saidI'm totally new to working out at the gym. Day 1 hasn't even started. lol I really don't know where to begin. Who's from the San Fernando Valley area? Take me under your wing. =]


    Come to Orange County and I will take you under my wing and start working out with you every day icon_smile.gif
  • coconuttyxo

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    Jan 09, 2013 8:32 AM GMT
    Thanks JimmyMTL! I think the guys are the most intimidating. I'll see if I can muster up enough courage to talk to one. Ill def check out the basic intro workout. Ill try to take their classes too.
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    Jan 09, 2013 4:40 PM GMT
    coconuttyxo saidI think the guys are the most intimidating.

    I used to think that until I noticed most of the guys in the gym are actually pretty normal and friendly. I say "most" but there are two guys to avoid asking to be your training partner:

    icon_exclaim.gif the narcissist - you've seen him preening, he's actually got a comb with him, and checks his hair and profile in the mirror between every set - yep, he's beautiful and he knows it - he also doesn't have the attention span to help you out

    icon_exclaim.gif the circuit-training russian - okay, he's not russian, but he is rushing. He lines up 6 machines and starts wheedling his way through them and gets mad at anyone who tries to use the equipment between his sets. Don't be him. Don't be associated with him. Circuit trainers that work in groups of 2 or 3, or who don't mind other people doing sets timed with their sets are normal. Be like them when you do circuits.