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2011/04/02 09:40:04 (permalink)
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Gym introduction routine???

Hey guys and girls.  I finaly joined a new gym last week after a 5 year break in which i gained a lot of weight and have now lost.  Joined with a friend of  mine and had my introdution session yetserday.  Had all the normal health checks etc and told the young lad doing our introduction that my aim was to build musle mass then cut to make it lean in the long run. I said that i currently do cardio in the moring a 1.5mile run, with sets of push ups, sit ups, knees to chest and prison squates.  That i do weights in the evening at home and how i use to do alot weights the last time i was at a gym.  By the way when i say young lad i mean fresh out of college, i may be wronge but didnt seem any older than 20.
 
Anyway the routine was along these lines:
 
5mins on a bike for a warm up
10mins on runing machine
3 x 10 on low row machine
3 X 10  on back exstentions machine
3X10 on a weighted sit up machine
3 X 10 on sholder press machine
10 mins on a  cross trainer.
 
During the time i was going though this routine i was talking to him about other exercises like squates, dead lifts and bench pressing.  Was told to use the leg press for the squates, as they didnt have power rack or a area dedicated for this but the did have a smiths machine what would the job.  On the subject of bench pressing was adviced to use the machine as it safer and isolate the chest.  I wish i had said that yes it maybe safer, but what about all the other muscles helping you to stabilises yourself.  So i just smiles and knoded.
 
Told me and my friend to stick to this for 6 weeks.   Then he will review us and see how we have progressed.  I just smiled, thinking that routine done nothing to me (apart from the cross trainer what i do love using by the way) and put my workout log he gave in the file.  After he left i started to do my own thing, what seemed to hit the spot and felt realy good afterwards.
 
So my question for everyone is do i start off by ignoring this guys routine?  or go for a beginner full body routine? (even though iam not just had 5 year break) or go straight into a push/pull/legs 3day split?  Thanks in advance for any tips.
 
 
post edited by inflames27 - 2011/04/02 17:01:07
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    Re:Gym introduction routine, I think was a bit of a joke. 2011/04/02 09:44:32 (permalink)
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    You come accross as a bit of a smart arse the way thats written tbh...
     
    However, PPL should be fine, just dont go crazy on the weight for a few weeks and keep the reps high imo 12-15. Drop as the doms decrease!
     
     
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    Re:Gym introduction routine, I think was a bit of a joke. 2011/04/02 10:03:55 (permalink)
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     Realy didnt mean to come across as a smart arse was just trying to give everyone enough information that was all.  I plan to take it steady for the few weeks mate.  Now that i have read it again a few times i see your point, it does come across abit like that...... sorry.
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    Re:Gym introduction routine, I think was a bit of a joke. 2011/04/02 10:10:14 (permalink)
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    inflames27

     Realy didnt mean to come across as a smart arse was just trying to give everyone enough information that was all.  I plan to take it steady for the few weeks mate.  Now that i have read it again a few times i see your point, it does come across abit like that...... sorry.

     
    apparently im touchy...maybe i read it wrong :)
     
    Sounds good though, well done for getting back in the gym.
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    Re:Gym introduction routine, I think was a bit of a joke. 2011/04/02 18:09:45 (permalink)
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    Personally I much prefer to use free weights - only machine I use regularly is the chest flye machine and cables for woodchops - however it sounds like you have joined a health club type gym where this isn't the focus (no rack etc.) so you may have to compromise.
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    Re:Gym introduction routine, I think was a bit of a joke. 2011/04/02 18:34:04 (permalink)
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    Personally I much prefer to use free weights - only machine I use regularly is the chest flye machine and cables for woodchops - however it sounds like you have joined a health club type gym where this isn't the focus (no rack etc.) so you may have to compromise.

     
     
    Yeah its more of a health club type gym,  the free weight section is limited but it will do and i have to agree i prefer free weights.  I decided to join this gym as it was a good starting point and when i feel i have out grown or just want a change ill find some were else.  I was thinking about it earlier today and think ill go for full body routine for the first few weeks with some cardio till i reduce the BF% down to 15% or close too.  I know i wont build a much muscle during this period but  once iv got a good starting point then ill go for a good bulk  sesion and do a 3 day split.

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