Can anyone recommend any good books with routines for beginners?

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    Voltaire New Member

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    I've been working out with free weights (25 lb) for a few months. Getting a gym membership for the summer. Anyone know of any books that will help me get in shape?

    fyi, I've had a history of back pain and don't want to over do it. also I'm 18

    thanks in advance :)
     
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    What caused your back pain? back pain is one of the most common complaints that our health system recieves. (well in Australia anyway, I assume its pretty similar in the states)

    You are new to the whole gym thing, have pretty much no idea about anything etc. I think you'd be a prime example for seeing a decent personal trainer, atleast for the first few weeks.
     
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    I'm not sure what caused the pain. It started when I was about 12. Whenever I would do physical activity it would hurt like hell for about 5-6 weeks. I started swimming and it got a little better.
     
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    a PT would be a pretty good idea if you have no idea what you are doing and don't have access to someone to teach you. work with a PT for a bit then start researching routines - there a bunch of ebooks in the F&N file share
     
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    Did you ever see anybody about it?

    I had a similar problem, quite some time ago when I was playing rugby. I could hardly walk after most games. X-rays revealed I had some abnormality where my spine met my pelvis region....It was along time ago and I can't remember the exact circumstance.
     
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    I saw a doctor, got x-rayed, found nothing wrong. btw, the back pain started when I played on the basketball team.

    did you get your problem corrected?
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    ive had the worst back before i started working out. id wake up in the middle of the night with back spasms. wanna know what fixed it? deadlifts. you need good form and you need to stretch after you DL. do back bends both ways, if you can, do bridges. i swear by deadlifts now, pulled 300x5 today
     
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    The gym I go to charges $60 per 1 hr session with a trainer. How many sessions do you think I would need?
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    to do what?
     
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    learn the ropes
     
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    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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    he cant hook up with someone from F&N?
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    some good books for you would be:

    The New Rules of Lifting by Lou Schuler and Alwyn Cosgrove
    The Book of Muscle by Ian King
    Facts and Fallacies of Fitness by Mel Siff
     
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