newbie questions round #2

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  1. cmendoza

    cmendoza New Member

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    I had made a post about a month ago about getting a power rack or goin to the gym well now I'm goin to the gym and so is my 14 yr old brother. now there a million machines and I'm clueless as to which ones to use how much weight to start out with and everything like that. at home I was just doin bench presses with my max at 145.

    I've read the archieves read all the routines just not sure what machines to use. sorry for the noob questions just want to be educated not a wanab at the gym.

    would have search more but I'm at work so this is the best I can do for now.
     
  2. XaPU!M

    XaPU!M Active Member

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    If you are going to use machines just look at the pictures of what they work. Choose the ones that work what you want. No one can tell you what weights to use, so figure that out on your own by using them a few times.
     
  3. Uglybob69

    Uglybob69 I miss beer.

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    don't take your ego into the gym with you, work out with what you need to work out with and keep good form.
     
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    try the stickied routine
     
  5. GTLifter

    GTLifter Banned

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    most machines at my school gym have a little sticker on them showing what muslces they work....:dunno:
     
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    DCyamaha O-line found

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    personaly, i'd stay away from 90% of the machines. (lat machine, pushdowns, cable row, leg press is ok)

    you're going to want to go away from the machines at some point, why not start NOW doing freeweights?
     
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    BB squats, BB deadlifts, BB bent over rows, wide grip pull ups, BB/DB bench(flat and incline), strict overhead press, and dips.

    you're welcome.
     
  8. cmendoza

    cmendoza New Member

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    was in a hurry but is there a starter routine / machines I should be usin and work my way up ?
     
  9. cmendoza

    cmendoza New Member

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    thanks guys when I get home tonight I will give and update.
     
  10. JeremyD

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    I'm a big fan of rippetoes 3x5 for beginners. It basically centers on teaching you good form on the squat, bench, and deadlift. If you make progress on those 3 lifts, you'll be making progress all over.
     
  11. el es dee

    el es dee ...through a cloud of chalk and the midst of pain.

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  12. Perkwunos

    Perkwunos Dog Bones OT Supporter

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    most machines suck, and avoiding them liek the plague would eba good idea.
     
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