Any suggestions on a workout routine for a newbie?

  • tanlines

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    Jan 15, 2013 12:05 PM GMT
    New to the gym, and I am trying to go atleast 3 or 4 days a week....any suggestion on how to group my workouts? What areas to focus on what days? How to group them? How many days off (rest) in between? As you can see from my profile and pics, I am tall and fairly lean....but in my 40's if that makes any difference. Thanks for the help guys! I am trying to make as much of a change as possible for mybody type.
  • wild_sky360

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    Jan 15, 2013 6:53 PM GMT
    "in your 40's"....ease into it and avoid injuries. No better way to lose motivation than taking 3 months off after your first week.

    BTW..not that you won't get replies here, but there are a lot of archives with almost identical posts as yours. I'd say more to directly answer your question, but I do my own thing, which is very different than the approach you are inquiring about.
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    Jan 15, 2013 6:58 PM GMT
    yeah, i think the key to beginning is to take it slow and ease into it. there's no rush. listen to your body and think about the difference between good soreness and bad soreness. tons of people start working out in january and the joke is that they're all gone by february. make it your goal to still be on track in march, april, may.......

    good luck and keep us posted.
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    Jan 15, 2013 8:38 PM GMT
    try one of the routines given here on RJ under Spartacus workouts
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    Jan 15, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    [quote][cite]wild_sky360 said[/cite]"in your 40's"....ease into it and avoid injuries. No better way to lose motivation than taking 3 months off after your first week.

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    Jan 15, 2013 8:43 PM GMT
    imasrxd saidyeah, i think the key to beginning is to take it slow and ease into it. there's no rush. listen to your body and think about the difference between good soreness and bad soreness. tons of people start working out in january and the joke is that they're all gone by february. make it your goal to still be on track in march, april, may.......

    good luck and keep us posted.


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    Jan 15, 2013 8:56 PM GMT
    For me starting out I did cardio and then more full body toning to get accustomed to working out ad the machines/weights and then eventually worked in Tina split. That way onwas killing each body part and it wasn't overwhelmed...
  • tanlines

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    Jan 16, 2013 1:27 AM GMT
    Thanks for the advice and encouragement guys!
  • mmnt

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    Jan 16, 2013 3:26 AM GMT
    Go easy and don't push your body too much on the first week or two.
    You don't want to be too sore (bad sore) to then have to take a week off or longer.

    I have been so determined to show up 3x/week in the past 12 months and have seen some improvements.

    Keep yourself motivated and can't think of any better place than RJ here. There are SO many great looking men on here.

    My 2 cents!

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    Jan 16, 2013 3:30 AM GMT
    tanlines saidNew to the gym, and I am trying to go atleast 3 or 4 days a week....any suggestion on how to group my workouts? What areas to focus on what days? How to group them? How many days off (rest) in between? As you can see from my profile and pics, I am tall and fairly lean....but in my 40's if that makes any difference. Thanks for the help guys! I am trying to make as much of a change as possible for mybody type.
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