I've been working out pretty much every day for about 45 minutes - an hour after work. I had been alternating lifting with running. I just realized I was probably not doing that correctly as i was doing pretty much all the lifting on one day (chest, arms, back and shoulders). I also realize now that the running was probably killing any chance I had at gaining some weight. For reference, I'm about 5'-11" and weigh about 150 or so. I'm not trying to get huge, but maybe put on a good 15-20 pounds of weight in muscle. I've been a skinny fuck my entire life due to my extremely fast metabolism. if I remember correctly, my resting metabolism was somewhere around 3500 calories resting. I'm sure I don't eat nearly that much on a daily basis... thus I'm not gaining any weight. I want to change all this and start working out correctly and start bringing in the proper types of calories/fat/protien, etc. The complex I live at has a weight machine that lets you do just about anything so I've been using that and going by some chart they have hanging on the wall. Does anyone think hiring a personal trainer for a month or so to get a routine down would be a good idea? I know I should probably man up and join a gym but all the broly fucks are like :bateman: when they see my skinny ass walk in and try to work out, plus I don't know how much a membership costs. I've been reading all the noob threads on here again and some of it is helping, it just seems like I need someone to tell me what to do and how to get into a routine cause there's just so much shit to take into consideration with all this.