new to gym - need advice

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    Apr 15, 2010 3:13 PM GMT
    hey, im meeting this guy that i really like in july in 3 months and i really want to make my body look better so i want to start going to the gym and just wanted to know if anyone here could help me where to start what to do ow often how long etc... i already lift free weights, pushups, squats etc for about 5 months now and my arms are now quite big so want to focus on rest of body (abs, torso, legs,butt etc). i am 6ft1 and i weigh currently 165lbs.
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    , sorry ve posted twice just wasnt sure where to put it
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    Apr 15, 2010 3:29 PM GMT
    At 6'1", and only 165#, you're very thin. Without pictures (you're too lazy, too scared, or not smart enough to upload them), it's hard to figure out what's going on with you.

    Here's the very best advice I can give you and you can apply it across the board: Anything worth doing should be worth doing well. You should start, here, with your profile and pictures, and work on other parts of your life as well.

    Here's some more free advice: you need attention to detail. "abs, torso, legs,butt etc" tells a viewer nothing about what you're really trying to accomplish. You would do well to work on your communications skills.

    As a trainer, with a person too lazy to even complete a profile, you're not the sort of person I would take on without a huge change to your mindset. You currently are situated for failure.
  • HndsmKansan

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    Apr 15, 2010 3:41 PM GMT
    Well I think your efforts to improve your situation are admirable, my only comment is the how you prefaced the whole discussion.... "I'm meeting a guy I like in 3 months"....... so it sounds like the whole reason you are working to improve yourself is to make a good impression on this guy you are meeting. Lets hope that really isn't the case... you want to improve yourself and the guy is just one more reason you want to improve.

    We do need some pics, it would be helpful and some long term goals. We need to know about your diet, what sort of exercises you currently focus on,
    time in the gym, background and even issues you may have physically (if any) which would predicate a certain course of action. We just need more input. If not here, if you want success, I suggest a trainer to answer questions and help chart a course for you in person.
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    Apr 15, 2010 3:43 PM GMT
    Geez, now he went and deleted his profile......

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    Apr 15, 2010 3:46 PM GMT
    Yeah, he was a flake....you could tell.
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    Apr 15, 2010 4:17 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidIs there a bigger jerk on this site than chuckystud? Would be a good Forum Question to see what response we'd get.


    No there isnĀ“t. He means well, but is not very good at dealing with humanoid lifeforms who do not speak binary.
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    Apr 15, 2010 4:53 PM GMT
    Buffhunk64 saidIt might be the effects of his 'supplementation'. I posted something a few weeks ago and he responded with this paragraph-long rant about me. I pretty much just laugh at what he writes. No one should take him too seriously.


    Aren't you a personal trainer? I would imagine even someone such as yourself--with five nationally-recognized personal trainer certs--would understand that you really can't help a person out if they're being vague about their needs and unwilling to put forth any idea of what their current physical condition is. Not to mention you're doing absolutely nothing to help the OP when you ought to be asking direct questions relevant to discovering his goals and current progress when chuck did just that (no matter how roughly-worded it may have been, and, let's be honest, the military functions just that way and we don't see our soldiers "deleting themselves" over it, either).

    What the OP needed to do to get some answers is:
    1) post current pics
    2) fill out all profile information accurately
    3) post recent workout activity
    4) post recent diet activity

    Perhaps then this thread would've been able to get somewhere beyond juvenile trolling.
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    Apr 15, 2010 4:56 PM GMT
    LOL. It's interesting how the headless guys lash out, and never have any good advice that cuts to the chase. Thanks Kids, you make my point for me, entirely. It's o.k. I can take it! Thanks for being a fan! I'm flattered that you invest so much time in me! I'm not sure it's a healthy obsession, but, whatever.

    Let me say one more time, for all three of you:

    Here's the very best advice I can give you and you can apply it across the board: Anything worth doing should be worth doing well. You should start, here, with your profile and pictures, and work on other parts of your life as well.
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    Apr 15, 2010 5:18 PM GMT
    xm201020 said [...] i really want to make my body look better so i want to start going to the gym and just wanted to know if anyone here could help me where to start what to do ow often how long etc... i already lift free weights, pushups, squats etc for about 5 months now and my arms are now quite big so want to focus on rest of body (abs, torso, legs,butt etc). i am 6ft1 and i weigh currently 165lbs.
    Any help would be appreciatedicon_smile.gif


    Equally important to the physical exercises you (envision) doing is your diet. Diet - exercise - and sleep go hand-in-hand if you're serious about looking and feeling great. Frequency-Intensity-Type-Time is the key for exercise regime. That has to be complemented by frequent (~5-6) small daily meals that are rich in complex carbs and protein (1.5 g./pound of body weight, daily), vegetables and lots of water. Breakfast is extremely important - make it a main meal. Don't eat carbs before sleep. (Casein [a slowly absorbed protein found in cottage cheese] is great then since it feeds the body during sleep. It prevents the body from using its muscle as a protein source.) Muscles repair themselves during sleep and grow back stronger/bigger than before they were abused during exercise. Also working different muscles on different days helps them rest and regenerate. If you don't give muscle food, protein, water, and enough time to regenerate - the effort put into the exercise will have been wasted. Make all your efforts count.

    In summary: an intense exercise regime, coupled with a diet of whole grains, protein, lots of water, sleep, and a positive attitude will get you as far as you want to get. Just be determined and keep on track. Best of success!
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    Apr 15, 2010 6:43 PM GMT
    chuckystud said I'm not sure it's a healthy obsession, but, whatever.


    You need to study up on the correct use of the comma. You get it wrong EVERY TIME.
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    Apr 16, 2010 12:40 AM GMT
    Actually, for pacing, it's quite correct. LOL.
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    Apr 16, 2010 4:44 AM GMT
    I think it's refreshing to have some one get straight to the point, often times, we sugar coat things too much, coddle people too much,

    a smack of reality is often the best medicine and I for one admire that. Very few have the cajones to be that direct but some times the message needs to be straight and to the point. While there may be more gentler approaches to deliver the same message, it doesn't diminish the intent at the end.

    I applaud you chuckystud!
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    Apr 16, 2010 5:53 AM GMT
    chuckystud saidActually, for pacing, it's quite correct. LOL.


    punctuation is not there "for pacing". It is there to guide the eye of the reader to the discrete elements of the syntax. In the case of the bit I quoted above it is correct, but only because the phrase "for pacing" is a parenthetical element which is not necessary to the rest of the phrase for meaning. Your normal trick of placing a comma after "but" is almost always wrong.


    (and yes, "every time" was exaggeration)