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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2014/06/12 11:42:38 (permalink)
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i guess i want to be more toned, but i dont want to over do it.  Id just like to look defined i guess.
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2014/08/19 12:35:08 (permalink)
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Hello I'm 17 and just started going to the gym. I love playing sports, mostly basketball and football(soccer). I'm not skinny nor fat and because I play sports I'm pretty fit but I still want to bulk up and get stronger. The problem is I dont know which program to use. I've found these links which seem like they would work for me but I'm not sure. I'm really interested in Frankies NY mass program but I'm not sure if that works well for beginners here are some other programs I found.
http://www.ldnmuscle.com/beginner-3-day-split/
http://www.aworkoutroutine.com/the-beginner-weight-training-workout-routine/
http://rippeder.com/content/bill-starr%E2%80%99s-famous-5-x-5-training-routine
http://stronglifts.com/5x5/#Introduction
http://muscleandbrawn.com/3-day-beginner-muscle-building-workout/
http://masstraining.blogspot.se/
 Which of these or if you have anything else to recommend would work good for a beginner.
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2014/09/04 15:44:08 (permalink)
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There's some good ones there.  Don't overcomplicate things.  Find any routine, enjoy it and stick with it for a few weeks.  If you're training hard, you will grow.
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2014/10/03 12:28:39 (permalink)
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Hi guys

Well...am 35 and weigh 140lbs :(

Just too damn skinny, sick of never wearing tshirts and having people tell me am skinny

Know I've left it a bit late but what to do.

Been hitting the gym for a couple of months now and trying to eat as much as possible....tbh just going to the toilet more lol

But will stick at it

Got loads of questions, been doing lots of reading online but would appreciate if could chat to some experiences builders to help me bulk up

Thanks guys and gals
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Re: Beginners: Why weights? 2016/06/12 10:52:54 (permalink)☄ Helpfulby James 2016/06/28 06:46:46
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James
If you're a beginner to the world of weight training, please share with us why you've chosen to hit the weights?

Are you skinny and want to get bigger?

Are you overweight and looking to lose some fat?

Do you play a sport and want weights to help your performance?

Have you decided competitive bodybuilding / powerlifting / strongman is for you?

Did your mate drag you down to the gym?

Has your partner told you to shape up?!

Just bored looking for something to do?

Or any other reason?

Let us know guys and girls!  This topic is meant as an ice-breaker - if you're a lurker, why not sign up and let us know!

Thanks, and enjoy MT!


Hi, I'm 46, female and totally new to lifting, will actually start TOMORROW!!! (ps I have a personal trainer to help me out)

I am not sure 'why' I wanted to start now and why weights but I can tell you it is not to lose weight or get bigger.
I currently weigh 10 st 13 body fat 21%
I have NEVER exercised longer than a few months in my life and only a couple of times.

I have recovered since 2 years ago from a life of being 'VERY' unfit (been obese 3 times round in my life with weight as high as 22 stones but every time I reached 10-11 stones I would only stay there for no longer than 6 months, this time it's 'different').

Last time I attempted any exercise was over 15 years ago

I have got to a point now that being 2 years into my full recovery and newly found health I feel better than I ever did in my whole life, better than when I was a child or a teenager! (perhaps my health problems which I have now 'tamed' were affecting me from a very early age...)  I now find myself wanting to become stronger/fitter
 
I like the idea of weights as it is a lonely sport (only me, no team games), I am not competitive 'against others' (ie do not care if I win or lose in a game) but I am only competitive with myself (ie I always want to improve myself, 'win against myself'), it requires discipline and constant dedication to build results and I am very resilient when I put my mind to something :)
also I do like the idea of 'bulking up'/being strong physically :)
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Re: Beginners: Why weights? 2016/08/12 13:53:54 (permalink)
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Hello :) I’m 30 and weight 143lbs, I just started going to the gym, because I want to be slimmer and have a toned body with nice muscles. I played basketball at school and was very active person, but now became a little lazy, so I want to correct my diet and get stronger with the help of sport.
Hope I will find there some useful information :)
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2016/08/14 17:11:02 (permalink)
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I'm Mark, 45 years old, current weight is 227lbs, Im looking for help with some sort of routine that helps with fat burning.
My weight loss journey started 1 year ago when I was 340lbs, I've managed to shed 113lbs following a calorie controlled diet (2400 calories), however in doing so I'm starting to get loose skin and need to shift it.
 
I have purchased a crosstrainer, excercise bike and a multi-gym so any advice you guys can give would be very much appreciated.
post edited by Ander26171 - 2016/08/14 17:17:28
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2016/08/14 18:08:38 (permalink)
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I'm Mark, 45 years old, current weight is 227lbs, Im looking for help with some sort of routine that helps with fat burning.
My weight loss journey started 1 year ago when I was 340lbs, I've managed to shed 113lbs following a calorie controlled diet (2400 calories), however in doing so I'm starting to get loose skin and need to shift it.
 
I have purchased a crosstrainer, excercise bike and a multi-gym so any advice you guys can give would be very much appreciated.


Hi Mark
That's a fantastic weight loss, you should be very proud. Weight training can help create good shape, posture, strengthen bones and joints. Hope you find what you need here. 
post edited by gingernut - 2016/08/14 18:30:23

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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2016/09/04 14:55:37 (permalink)
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Ander26171
I'm Mark, 45 years old, current weight is 227lbs, Im looking for help with some sort of routine that helps with fat burning.
My weight loss journey started 1 year ago when I was 340lbs, I've managed to shed 113lbs following a calorie controlled diet (2400 calories), however in doing so I'm starting to get loose skin and need to shift it.
 
I have purchased a crosstrainer, excercise bike and a multi-gym so any advice you guys can give would be very much appreciated.


Welcome
Have a look at our articles here: http://www.muscletalk.co.uk/articles/articles-bodybuilding-beginners.aspx 
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2016/10/02 23:22:31 (permalink)
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Hi all,
Im Si, 50 Years old 5ft 9 and packing a bit to much weight, 12st 8, which is the heaviest ive been for years.
have been a bit of a Gym Bunny for about 4 years but due to a change in circumstance i moved to crawley and joined the Gym at K2, didnt really like it as the Gym is massive and as a result is pretty much full most of the time and i found myself having to hang around for machines weights etc so stopped going, that was about 9 months ago now.
Prior to this i was approx 11st and nice and lean with some good muscle tone.
back to present day and ive got belly fat and love handles !!!! and not alot of motivation.
I need to change my Life style completely, i work shifts, i have a varied diet including the crap stuff and i like a glass of vino, oh yeah and i smoke, so in other words i need the help and motivation that seems to come from this kind of healthier lifestyle.
Im not looking to get huge or anything like that but i really need to get myself to a point where i can look in the mirror and like what i see.
Im pretty disapointed in myself for letting things go and need to be in an environment where im with like minded people who wont look at you like youve got three heads if you ask them a question !!
Im going to be Cancelling my K2 membership and am looking to join Forrest Gym which ironically is just behind K2
Any help and motivation will be really appreciated.
Cheers
Si
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Re:Beginners: Why weights? 2016/10/08 18:05:21 (permalink)
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Melanie_Girl
i guess i want to be more toned, but i dont want to over do it.  Id just like to look defined i guess.


I would look at a full body routine, learn technique with light weights and progress.
This doesn`t have to take a lot of time in the gym.
A lot of women worry about putting too much muscle but this is unlikely as gaining muscle tissue is a slow process.
Weight training is an excellent way of losing fat and keeping healthy. 

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