i want to start working out, tips?

  • johnnyqhomo7

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    Feb 09, 2015 9:10 AM GMT
    Hey,
    Im new to real jock. I am just starting to want to get into shape, any tips?? I mean, what are some of the good gyms in the nj/nyc area?
  • HndsmKansan

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    Feb 09, 2015 4:19 PM GMT
    Hey, awesome that you are starting the process of getting back into shape.

    A couple of things to consider before even stepping into a gym:

    1. Decide on what you want to achieve and be specific!
    A vague, "I want to get into better shape" probably is way too broad. I suggest once you articulate what you want to do, determine how (based on your daily schedule), you can make the committed time into reality. Too many people talk about what they want to do, but if your life and schedule won't accommodate... um no.

    2. Get input. You asked about gyms. My suggestion is that you do some research, find out what they charge for membership, how much support you want from trainers (and from the facilities themselves). Determine the distance you want to drive and visit several... and interview them and see how they come across to you. If a gay gym is important, consider that (for me it has always been about facilities, cost and amenities). Basically determine which ones make your "final" list... then ask for references or check with friends (or local RJ members) for their input. Do your homework first... then get others ideas second.

    3. Get with it, determine a way to stay motivated and keep your gym adherence up. I do a weekly recorded webradio fitness program, you can always listen to our podcasts of previous shows. We are closing in on the end of our 2nd season, but the "Spirit of Fitness" has been renewed for a 3rd season and we are already starting our
    fitness interviews.

    Podcasts: www.the-cbe.org/Spirit-of-Fitness.html
    (all season one shows and first 15 shows of season 2)

    Our website: http://fplanner.wix.com/spirit-of-fitness

    Good luck with all!
  • ASHDOD

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    Feb 09, 2015 7:29 PM GMT
    STOP THINKING ABOUT IT,DO IT.
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    Feb 09, 2015 7:57 PM GMT
    HndsmKansan saidHey, awesome that you are starting the process of getting back into shape.

    A couple of things to consider before even stepping into a gym:

    1. Decide on what you want to achieve and be specific!
    A vague, "I want to get into better shape" probably is way too broad. I suggest once you articulate what you want to do, determine how (based on your daily schedule), you can make the committed time into reality. Too many people talk about what they want to do, but if your life and schedule won't accommodate... um no.

    2. Get input. You asked about gyms. My suggestion is that you do some research, find out what they charge for membership, how much support you want from trainers (and from the facilities themselves). Determine the distance you want to drive and visit several... and interview them and see how they come across to you. If a gay gym is important, consider that (for me it has always been about facilities, cost and amenities). Basically determine which ones make your "final" list... then ask for references or check with friends (or local RJ members) for their input. Do your homework first... then get others ideas second.

    3. Get with it, determine a way to stay motivated and keep your gym adherence up. I do a weekly recorded webradio fitness program, you can always listen to our podcasts of previous shows. We are closing in on the end of our 2nd season, but the "Spirit of Fitness" has been renewed for a 3rd season and we are already starting our
    fitness interviews.

    Podcasts: www.the-cbe.org/Spirit-of-Fitness.html
    (all season one shows and first 15 shows of season 2)

    Our website: http://fplanner.wix.com/spirit-of-fitness

    Good luck with all!

    This is great advice. Plus most gyms in the New York metro area offer day passes so you can get a feel for the place.
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    Feb 09, 2015 8:20 PM GMT
    Ashdod saidSTOP THINKING ABOUT IT,DO IT.


    THIS

    Leave your laptop screen and go to the gym
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    Feb 09, 2015 8:38 PM GMT
    are you in the weight range you want/ need to be in
  • HottJoe

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    Feb 09, 2015 8:54 PM GMT
    Do it every day, while you masturbate. It's called multitasking!
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    Feb 09, 2015 8:58 PM GMT
    HottJoe saidDo it every day, while you masturbate. It's called multitasking!

    are you saying masturbating is not enough?
  • TallSoCal

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    Feb 10, 2015 1:33 AM GMT
    YouTube "Scott Herman" followed by the muscle you want to workout. That's how I got my start. He explains proper form and has lots of videos to learn from. Also, working out is only a small part of sculpting your body. Nutrition is number one. Eat right and workout hard, and you should start seeing results in as little as a week if you're disciplined. But be patient. It won't happen over night.
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    Feb 10, 2015 2:45 AM GMT
    TallSoCal saidYouTube "Scott Herman" followed by the muscle you want to workout. That's how I got my start. He explains proper form and has lots of videos to learn from. Also, working out is only a small part of sculpting your body. Nutrition is number one. Eat right and workout hard, and you should start seeing results in as little as a week if you're disciplined. But be patient. It won't happen over night.


    So true about the importance of proper nutrition.

    I baked 14 cakes over a 3 week period during the holidays. (A bit of mourning going on, along with testing a new hobbie). I ate all the baking experiments that failed. Once I hit my stride, friends and family were cobbling them up. My weight exploded.

    Being short with a small frame, people were like WTF. I went back to fish, veggies, fruit and scheduled meals. Within a week or two the love handles and face fat melted away. And that's before I even started getting active again.

    So true about the importance of proper nutrition.

  • jjguy05

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    Feb 10, 2015 6:53 AM GMT
    johnnyqhomo7 saidHey,
    Im new to real jock. I am just starting to want to get into shape, any tips?? I mean, what are some of the good gyms in the nj/nyc area?


    Read, research and learn. Don't just walk into the gym and copy other people. Know what you're doing, understand anatomy, and get to it. That's the most basic, yet most helpful advice anyone can give you.
  • BloodFlame

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    Feb 10, 2015 10:36 AM GMT
    I agree with the research and reading before you walk head on if you plan on working out in the gym. It'll benefit you so you don't hurt yourself.

    But if you're looking to start at home, the best thing to do is come up with a simple schedule. This will help you adjust and get used to working/exercising on a basis without discouraging yourself. I'm not really looking to build bigger mass on me so I stick with simpler things and go for at least 3-4 days. Trust me, it's easy once you get into the groove of things.

    Best of luck!
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    Feb 11, 2015 12:41 AM GMT
    This is the first thing, MAKE TIME for it. when you "choice" to change your lifestyle of fitness, then you will achieve what you are seeking. Warmer Days are ahead, try to use the outdoors before putting yourself in a contract gym. What you eat is 90% of good health. Take a good hard look at that as well. GOOD Luck
  • zion03

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    Feb 11, 2015 3:13 AM GMT
    start small, let your body work its strength up. be consistent and dedicated. stay committed, it takes a while for your body to transform but you need to stay focused and motivated.
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    Feb 11, 2015 6:49 AM GMT
    start with your diet and add cardio then add weights after two months of lifestyle change , if have too much body weight lifting weights too soon , will not have great results

    Diet cut down on all sugars and alcohol
    drink green tea add spices to foods
    Add cardio

    Start using weights train 4-5 a week