Honestly, what do you think of someone who is skinny/out of shape at a gym and weight lifting.

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    Jan 14, 2013 1:37 AM GMT
    Thumbs up for anyone who makes the effort to be healthier. Regardless of their size now.
  • spacemagic

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    Jan 14, 2013 1:47 AM GMT
    I admire and commend guys who are beginning their quest toward improving their strength. I used to be skinny and out of shape too.
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    Jan 14, 2013 1:52 AM GMT
    I admire it! Think about the courage it takes to change your life, in the face of everyone else's judgment. This is probably why I'm addicted to the Biggest Loser.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:02 AM GMT
    If someone is doing anything to try to improve themselves, they have my admiration and support, and I will do anything that I can to help them in their endeavors.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:07 AM GMT
    You're doing it for yourself. Who cares what someone thinks. You are going in there to reach your own goals not theirs. And don't use a weight that you can't handle because you don't think you lift enough. Use a weight that you will benefit from.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:19 AM GMT
    know_wunder saidI started super skinny when I started lifting in high school. It takes time, effort and diet management, but you can get stronger and build up bulk... I know I'm on my way. icon_wink.gif

    Good Luck, Josh!

    Nobody is born buff. Go do what you need for yourself. They did.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:21 AM GMT
    Most of the guys who are in the gym with muscles now were either fat or skinny in the first place. As long as you're doing it for yourself and for health reasons, or even just for aesthetics, it shouldn't matter what anybody thinks.
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    Jan 14, 2013 2:39 AM GMT
    OP-Josh, et al.

    Skinny ambitious people at the gym are totally inspiring.

    Don't get intimidated. It's an amazing thing to see you pushing and pushing...

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    Jan 14, 2013 2:50 AM GMT

    Well nothing ,to me they a just like any common guys who wants to do just the same built up muscle and be fit, look better. So it doesn't really bothers me...everyone has a start somewhere no matter Your super Fat or skinny thin...as long that person has its respect of his goals I dont see anything else that bothers me much.

    What do I think basically, Null!

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    Jan 14, 2013 2:52 AM GMT
    Josh, this was necro'd from August, so why don't you give us an update?

    How did your first few months go? Progress? Challenges?


    Thanks!

    I guarantee you at my gym, you would be the most popular guy. Gays, straights, men, women - they all would be swooning and swarming to you. icon_wink.gif
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    Jan 14, 2013 3:00 AM GMT
    I'm really worried about doing strength training for this reason. I look like an asshole with my 10lb weights cheating on reps because I just can't quite handle it yet. lol

    That's right, I lift like a bitch. It's true.
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    Jan 14, 2013 3:06 AM GMT
    Whenever I see someone new at the gym i try to motivate and make them feel totally comfortable. Even at work, bar, wherever I'm trying to motivate others to workout.

    We all start somewhere....................

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    Jan 14, 2013 3:40 AM GMT
    You are there for the same reason as anyone else there. I am 5 11 180lb 34w ... still don't feel comfortable at gym and to be honest bit intimidated by some dude who i think is in better shape and/or some due how i find attractive ... but i wont let anything STOP me from being there.... its your health your looks
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    Jan 14, 2013 3:54 AM GMT
    yea im glad for them and hope they keep hitting the gym hard to get bigger and more fit.
  • 24hourguy

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    Jan 14, 2013 4:04 AM GMT
    The only time a novice really gets my attention is when he/she is doing something unsafe or with such bad form that they could injure themselves or others. Otherwise they're not even on my radar.

    You paid your $ you have as much right to be there as anybody else. So just go about your workout and focus on what you are doing. I'd be willing to bet that most of the other people there probably aren't even thinking about you at all.....they are thinking about themselves and their workout.
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    Jan 14, 2013 4:18 AM GMT
    I agree with the fellow RJ'er above. It really doesn't phase people. I can't say much, I'm still twinky to many, but I keep hitting the weights. If you know your stuff, just go for it! The only time you'll really catch someones attention is if you're doing something wrong. Most guys at my gym like to give each other tips. I've had some randomly come up and show me ways to improve my form when doing exercises to get the most efficiency out of the movement. Fit or unfit, everyone is there for the common goal of looking and feeling better.

    Keep at it!
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    Jan 14, 2013 4:21 AM GMT
    Who gives a damn! You go get yourself your muscles, Josh. Abs of steel! icon_smile.gif

  • FRE0

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    Jan 14, 2013 7:18 AM GMT
    I respect anyone who is working to improve himself (or herself) whether he is working to improve his physical fitness, education, or worthwhile skill. Everyone has to start some place.

    On the other hand, I don't think much of those who just play around with equipment and put no effort into it, such as talking on a cell phone while gently pedaling an exercise bike or gabbing with someone while doing two pound curls.
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    Jan 14, 2013 9:54 PM GMT
    ConQuest saidJosh, this was necro'd from August, so why don't you give us an update?

    How did your first few months go? Progress? Challenges?


    Thanks!

    I guarantee you at my gym, you would be the most popular guy. Gays, straights, men, women - they all would be swooning and swarming to you. icon_wink.gif


    Well I never visited the gym, but did get a barbell and began doing SS. I went from 145-155 for a bit, but now standing on the 152 range it seems. I've gotten a whole lot stronger, progressed a lot more, and have a more defined chest,legs. My arms still are a bit scrawny so I'm working on them as of now :-)!

    Great experience, but for now I'm focusing a lot more on school work (damn you Statistics 1) and bodyweight/gymnasitc training again (hence the new profile pic which requires a lot of strength to do).
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:00 PM GMT
    When I see someone who is at the gym and applying a fitness regiment, I am proud that they are taking steps to ensure better health. I was terribly skinny and since I have been maintaining a relatively active fitness regiment, I am healthy looking and haven't have a major sickness since 2009.
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:02 PM GMT
    A balanced plan (not just chest and arms but your whole body) will serve you better.

    Nobody that is serious about working out gives a shit about you at the gym as long as you aren't in the way, pick up the weights, and behave properly. You simply aren't that important.

    Quit worrying about what the folks there think and get your butt in motion.
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:11 PM GMT
    chuckystud saidA balanced plan (not just chest and arms but your whole body) will serve you better.

    Nobody that is serious about working out gives a shit about you at the gym as long as you aren't in the way, pick up the weights, and behave properly. You simply aren't that important.

    Quit worrying about what the folks there think and get your butt in motion.


    Yeah, you're right! I was under the impression at first to do things MY WAY, but I realize that's not the most beneficial. So I added deadlifts and squats and even more exercises to reach my goal! Overall, I'm making huge beginner gains!
  • mascmuscle35

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    Jan 14, 2013 10:22 PM GMT
    Good for you!!

    I would hire a trainer or start with a class. Most people make mistakes lifting. It is frustrating to see people before exercises incorrectly.

    Your health is everything!
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:23 PM GMT
    To me they just get respect. Anyone who is at the gym trying to improve their life automatically gets my respect. Doesn't matter if your skinny and trying to build, overweight and trying to lose some or just trying to improve your body. Working to be better at something gets my respect. Even if someone does get annoyed that your working out at the gym, you don't have to worry about what they think because their probably small minded anyways.
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    Jan 14, 2013 10:24 PM GMT
    Guy is trying and he gets my support