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