I have NO idea what I'm doing at the gym.
To begin with, I have been moderately sporty and active for years, however I've always been fairly skinny, primarily due to my height. I went into the gym today for the first time, and I hope to build some muscle over the year and improve my overall fitness. Problem is, I have no clue what I'm doing. I've had a cold and a violent cough recently, which I think is why I started to get an aching ribcage when I tried to do some jogging, and I also got foot cramp doing leg presses.
However, back onto the main topic. I'm a pretty crappy eater to begin with. I have nutella pretty much everyday (I'm trying to stop, however I keep bringing myself back to it with the thought 'oh just two sandwiches won't make a difference'. I haven't got a diet plan, I haven't got an excersize plan and everytime I try to review what I should be doing on the internet I just get so freaking confused. For reference aswell, I'm 6"1 and a half inches, and I weigh what I think to be about 180 pounds, I haven't actually measured myself in years, don't have a scale. Can anyone advise me on what to do? Building muscle right now is the only thing that concerns me, although I have no idea what to eat, how much to eat, when to eat, and I don't even know what machines at the gym to use, for how long, etc. I have enough money to buy any supplements I may need (ie. protein powder), and it's not a problem. I can goto the gym 4-5 times a week, and that's how I'd like it.
Also, I did post this type of thing in the /r/fitness sub over at reddit, however a bot deleted it and I was refered to their Q&A, which made no sense to me and just boggled my mind even more.
Any advice would be splendid, thanks a lot!
post edited by Jack112 - 2014/11/02 20:52:47