Newbie...needs info., etc.

  • jock2b

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    Sep 06, 2007 9:40 PM GMT
    Hey guys...just starting to think of getting into the gym. I've get the magazines, etc. with workout plans, but i still feel lost when i go. Also, I am a skinny guy, and with a busy schedule, dont have time for the what 6 meals a day...any tips...Thanks.
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    Sep 06, 2007 11:57 PM GMT
    if you feel uncomfortable, the best thing to do is get a trainer for few sessions to show you the ropes and put you on a routine you can follow.
  • thisman

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    Sep 07, 2007 12:34 AM GMT
    I absolutely agree -- the money spent on a good trainer is money well spent... The challenge with trainers is finding a good one. But when you're just starting out, it doesn't really matter -- an ordinary gym instructor (rather than a personal trainer) will do fine.

    Good luck and keep at it...
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    Sep 07, 2007 1:03 AM GMT
    the other thing you can do is find a friend who also works out. if you can't afford the trainer, than a friend who knows what they're doing is also a great resource.

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    Sep 07, 2007 1:10 AM GMT
    Most gym memberships for new members come with a few (usually 3-5) 'starter sessions' with a trainer - use them as a springboard for finding and using a personal trainer that you feel comfortable with - but who you know will push you.

    Think about joining one of your gyms group exercise classes.

    Eating six times a day doesn't mean you have to have a full meal every time - try bringing some fruit, peanut butter and crackers, or a smoothie to work. Alternatively stock up on some Meal Replacement shakes - especially the RTD ones are very convenient, I like the ones from Myoplex.

    Good Luck.

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    Sep 17, 2007 6:32 PM GMT
    Dont get hung up on the 6 meals a day, thats fine tuning get eating healthy first and training and you'll make good gains from scratch anyway.

    Most people take the 3 meals a day too literaly whereas a meal could be made up of milk and an apple. Now if you are buying Mens Health or Body Building mags use them for inspiration as neither are fit for purpose ie you.

    Id reccomend a PT if you cant afford one all the while get one to start with and then use him monthly and get him to set progression or growth targets.

    DONTwaste your dollars on supplements as you dont need them, theres a few good threads on here about selecting a trainer