No idea where to start

  • BranJones

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    May 12, 2013 3:42 AM GMT
    Im trying to get back into shape, but in the past for me its always been running. Im going to start weights now but I just have no idea where to start and its just overwhelming. Im at home for the summer and all we have here are just regular dumbbells and a bench.
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    May 12, 2013 3:49 AM GMT
    Dumbbells, bench, and youtube is all you need to get started.

    And lots of mirrors to ensure you're using proper form.
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    May 12, 2013 3:07 PM GMT
    BranJones saidIm trying to get back into shape, but in the past for me its always been running. Im going to start weights now but I just have no idea where to start and its just overwhelming. Im at home for the summer and all we have here are just regular dumbbells and a bench.

    RJ has a ton of info on how to use equipment properly. Here's what I found here just searching 'dumbbell':

    http://www.realjock.com/contentsearch/?searchtext=dumbbells

    There are other exercises you can do without equipment or with inexpensive equipment also. All your floor exercises (pushups, situps, stretching, etc).

    Use the info here to get you started...work slow, learn and move to another exercise.
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    May 12, 2013 6:47 PM GMT
    You're overwhelmed because there are hundreds of exercises but you can't do them all at once. Anything you choose is good. YouTube is filled with advice. The biggest thing to over come as a novice is sloppy form. Your body will always want you to cheat and give the muscle you're exercising help. Learning is easy but doing it right is hard.
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    May 12, 2013 7:39 PM GMT
    Think about what you would like to work on most, and begin there. Working out doesn't have to be about doing everything at once.
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    May 12, 2013 7:51 PM GMT
    1. Eat less sugar.
    2. Run.
    3. Hire a trainer.
    4. See Step 1.

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    May 12, 2013 7:52 PM GMT
    Other have said good points - one last item is NUTRITION..since 90% is linked to our goals, while 10% is the fitness portion.

    Search here in RJ tons of good nutrition tips and recipes for the summer. Best of luckicon_biggrin.gif
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    May 12, 2013 7:55 PM GMT
    Since I don't know where you're at fitness wise, I would recommend getting back into with 20 minutes of cardio, light weights, and be sure to focus on your core. A strong core is important.
  • tuffguyndc

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    May 12, 2013 8:01 PM GMT
    well if you can afford a trainer than hire one. however, make sure you tell them what you need and do your research on the one you choose. if you need help i can help yo out as well
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    May 15, 2013 12:24 PM GMT
    Maybe mix up your workouts as well. This should keep your body from getting too used to one routine.