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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 11:10 AM Thread Starter
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i was looking up workout plans and found this website. it allows you to pick the type of workout you want - how many days, reps, etc and then lists workouts that match your selections. it's a great tool.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 11:18 AM
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it just searches a database of submitted workouts. not bad if you have no idea where to start.

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post #3 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 11:40 AM
 
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I use Activtrax for all my workouts. This site customizes your workouts to your goals. A lot of gyms are starting to provide this so ask around at the gym to see if they have any workout plans set up through a web site.
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post #4 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 11:41 AM
 
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Yea that's where most people lack, in simply getting started. But you can get very detailed. If you want to lose weight then you'll do this then that vs bodybuilding vs powerlifting, etc... All would call for different types of workouts, weights, reps, and exercises.
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is there a free site with that Activtrax? I want to gain mass first then work on the strength of muscle, if that makes sense

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Define "mass" for me. Do you want to get big first and then cut down you mean? When you're working to bulk up, the strength usually comes with it because you're training with a heavier weight. That's what will give you better mass, however you're going to have lower muscle endurance and not be 'ripped'. By lower endurance, don't let that scare you, it's still higher, but not the focus or peak of what you're working on.

Now the better news...when you first start working out (assuming you are), you pretty much gain everything, strength, size, endurance, definition, etc...Your body is being shocked and gaining well. Without knowing a person my usual suggestion is to start off with the basic pyramid workout, don't get fancy, don't read the muscle mags, and if you're going to listen to someone at the gym, try to pick the one guy who looks pretty solid himself and who's advice seems good. Don't pick the dude who's skinny as a rail and wearing those Hammer pants who talks more than he works out.

As an example of the lifts let's use bench and assume your max is 135lbs that you can get for 1 rep. Start off with just the bar for 12-15 reps (warmup), then 65lbs for 10, 85lbs for 8 and 105lbs for 5, then back down again in the same order. Lot's of fluctuation and personal preference to be had there but that gives you the idea. Your lighter weight/higher reps will give some toning and the heavier weights will add the mass and strength. Later you can decide how to change the program up. On you chest days do associated muscle groups such as triceps, etc... Hope that's somewhat useful. And finally, pick someone who can spot you. Ask what you did wrong. Many people will say different things. Some will make sense, some won't, some won't give a shit to tell you either way. You'll learn neat things by watching others such as that it's not a good idea to do open hand grip on the bench press with 425lbs since it might slip and land on your chest like it did on my buddy Ricks and so on.
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post #7 of 13 (permalink) Old 10-31-2006, 12:07 PM
 
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Gyms are paying a gym membership and providing it to their members for free.
I have heard the following gyms have it:
equinox
multiplex
east bank
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is there a free site with that Activtrax? I want to gain mass first then work on the strength of muscle, if that makes sense
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You're a fuckstick

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Hey you too, want to get rid of those moobies?
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hey i dun have moobies!

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Hey you too, want to get rid of those moobies?
Hey, those babies are the remnants of a once great chest, sadly neglected by a lack of steady push-ups and chest presses

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