How much time should i spend in the GYM?


  • Sep 26, 2014 12:41 AM GMT
    Well, i had noticed and my trainer told me i spend too much time at the gym. Problems are:

    1. I talk allot
    2. I meet random persons everyday and chat while making workouts.
    3. I most of the time wait more than a minute to start the next workout.
    4. I take my time between each diferent section.
    5. I am lost most of the time, except for Legs because i know what to do already.
    6. I dont have a partner to be motivated. so thats why i take my time...

    Any suggestions? other than " dont take too much time between each set" haha!
    Like, how many muscles i could excersise per day, etc. i did 3 today. Legs, bice, and i dont even know the other one i did. icon_neutral.gif
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    Sep 26, 2014 12:57 AM GMT
    Hey, you're at the gym, that's points for you right there. You're having fun...more points. You have a plan and a goal (or at least it seems you do since you have a trainer) even more points. If you're comfortable with how much time you're there, I'd say just keep doing what you're doing.

  • Sep 26, 2014 2:14 AM GMT
    Well yah i enjoy to be there, i dont make any friends but i talk randomly with does who could carry the conversation, i am not a talkative mega social person but i sometimes talk. I never get to talk to the jocks there since they only socialize with other jocks and thats....lame. So i sometimes ask for advice, and my trainer randomly helps me, i have a new trainer now, they do their practice in the gym and i tell them to help me. But, sometimes i wonder if i could acelerate the time i spend there, since i get tired and hungry.
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    Sep 26, 2014 2:53 AM GMT
    I spend no more than 1 hour max in the gym. I make an effort to keep rest times low, and time actually working out high.

    To be honest I could finish a workout in 30 minutes.

    Find what works best for you and also set a realistic goal and go for it. Your trainer may be on to something icon_smile.gif
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    Sep 30, 2014 2:19 AM GMT
    It's ok to be social but try not to cross over into being That Guy That's Interrupting Everyone's Workouts. Other than that, I would find some routines. You shouldn't be "lost" or you're not going to get even development, among other things. Look at the RJ workout materials or google some basic dumbbell routines or something. Actually, if you have a trainer why would you ever be lost?

    If you are resting a lot between sets because you feel you need the rest, that's ok, but it's not optimal for the workout (I guess).

  • Sep 30, 2014 7:58 PM GMT
    I see, and no, i am not taking anyones time on talking, i dont like that either. Well, the trainer there only train womens...which its so stupid from him and everyone had noticed it. i know the owner of the gym is loosing money with him i swear. I have another trainer who trains other people but i tell him if he could help me from the side when he can. icon_wink.gif
  • muscleboundfe...

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    Oct 29, 2014 9:52 PM GMT
    Tell your trainer to go fuck himself. If you want to be a gym rat and make it your second home then so be it.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Nov 18, 2014 3:49 AM GMT
    Christiantorres saidWell, i had noticed and my trainer told me i spend too much time at the gym. Problems are:

    1. I talk allot
    2. I meet random persons everyday and chat while making workouts.
    3. I most of the time wait more than a minute to start the next workout.
    4. I take my time between each diferent section.
    5. I am lost most of the time, except for Legs because i know what to do already.
    6. I dont have a partner to be motivated. so thats why i take my time...

    Any suggestions? other than " dont take too much time between each set" haha!
    Like, how many muscles i could excersise per day, etc. i did 3 today. Legs, bice, and i dont even know the other one i did. icon_neutral.gif


    If you're doing all this you're wasting your time and money. Your trainer is an idiot and you sound very lazy or you have ADD.

    Talk to no one. Put on headphones listen to music. Do 30 mins cardio of choice as a warm up. Treadmil walk then run or stairmaster or bike. The next 30 to 40 minutes should be doing weight training. You shouldn't take more than 30 seconds to a minute to recover between sets. Do 3 to 4 sets of 10 to 12 reps. increasing by 5 to 10 pounds per rep. In between different excesses do abs work daily. Each week go up in weight and or add reps. If you follow this you will not have time for all this other BS you're doing. There are plenty of exercises on this website if you need additional you can go to bodyforlife.com and uses exercises for men.
    I have a feeling you won't do any of this, because your post sounds like you would rather complain than get results because it's easier, plus you're not verified no pics etc.
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    Nov 20, 2014 5:58 PM GMT
    You sound like you have no idea what your doing. I suggest wearing headphones. That way no one will talk to you and you wont talk to anyone. I would look into a push/pull/legs routine. Since you sound new to the gym I would focus on the main compound lifts.
  • jocko

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    Nov 25, 2014 2:14 PM GMT
    I don't spend more than one hour at the gym. Because I am not there for socializing.

    I hope you have a workout plan. If not, get one.

    If you do your workout and you are socializing at the same time, I don’t see a problem if you spend more time in gym.

    If you do not do your workout and you just spend time in gym so that you have a filing you have done something good for yourself, than stop lying to yourself.
  • MikemikeMike

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    Dec 19, 2014 5:48 AM GMT
    OP post your body pic at least!
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    Dec 19, 2014 9:06 AM GMT
    Instead of using socializing for enjoyment, I use the studio room to just stretch and do light work outs before I handle any cardio+heavy lifting. It's meditational, relaxing and also prepares my body to ensure a safe and easy work out. I usually spend an hour and a half at the gym, according to the given time I have that day. The more you go and focus on training your body, the more your body will crave to be there. As long as you're challenging yourself and keeping the heart pumping hard.

    As someone mentioned before, it's always good to use music to adjust your body's tempo to help with motivation.

    *my 2 cents*
  • mybud

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    Dec 19, 2014 9:25 PM GMT
    You're the type of guy I avoid...You wanna chat, when I got my headphones on, focusing on why I'm there...
  • Destinharbor

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    Dec 19, 2014 10:57 PM GMT
    Spend as much time there as you want. Just don't impede lifters who are there to work and not talk. Get rid of your trainer-- he's doing you no good. Buy a book that shows different lifts divided by body part. (I say a book not your phone because I expect that would be a distraction to you.) Divide your trips to the gym into legs, chest, arms, shoulders, and back. Each day, work just one of these and keep track of what you do. Pick 4-5 lifts from the book and do three sets of ten resting a minute or two between sets, a little longer when changing exercises. Warm up on cardio and cool down on cardio ever day. Drink a protein shake immediately after finishing your workout that has 40grams of protein and no more than 100 calories. Raise the weight you're lifting as soon as you can finish the third set easily.

    That should get you started.

  • Buddha

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    Dec 23, 2014 12:06 AM GMT
    Christiantorres saidWell, i had noticed and my trainer told me i spend too much time at the gym. Problems are:

    1. I talk allot
    2. I meet random persons everyday and chat while making workouts.

    3. I most of the time wait more than a minute to start the next workout.
    4. I take my time between each diferent section.
    5. I am lost most of the time, except for Legs because i know what to do already.
    6. I dont have a partner to be motivated. so thats why i take my time...

    Any suggestions? other than " dont take too much time between each set" haha!
    Like, how many muscles i could excersise per day, etc. i did 3 today. Legs, bice, and i dont even know the other one i did. icon_neutral.gif


    In Sweden, if a stranger comes up and talks to you, you assume that they're drunk or have some kind of mental illness. Aren't cultural differences fun.

  • 1AlanZSky

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    Dec 23, 2014 10:45 AM GMT
    muscleboundfem saidTell your trainer to go fuck himself. If you want to be a gym rat and make it your second home then so be it.


    Anger management issues. No wonder you have problems.
  • Paperless_Pen

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    Dec 23, 2014 1:13 PM GMT
    About 1hr to 1.5 hours?
    More than that your testosterone goes down. From1 hr onwards