Alright, I know I'm probably going to get flamed by all the hardasses here telling me I should just quit now because I'll give up anyway I'd like to keep this as serious as possible, so if you're just going to rag on me, please save yourself the trouble and don't respond. Ok, Right now I'm about 5'-11" and weigh around 150lbs. Growing up I was always "in shape." I was an active runner and swimmer for several years. Recently however, i think all the work I do infront of the computer is starting to take its toll on me and I'm not really in shape as much as I used to be. I want to know what I should do to get back in shape and gain some muscle. My problem is that I dont think I'm getting a good workout at the gym at my apartmetn complex. Everything there uses cables and I keep reading how you shouldn't use those, but use free weights instead. That being said, whenever I go to the real gym on campus, there are always huge lines for all the free weight equipment and when I get up there all the broly kids just kinda give me the face because I'm so skinny. So I need to figure out a good way to get started. I've always been picked on for being skinny and never really had the chance to learn the proper ways to gain muscle. I dont know the proper techniques and stuff either. I guess I'm just looking for any advice you guys could give me. I've been reading through some of the n00b guides in teh F&N archives and thats helping a little. I've been trying to run a few miles every other day, so hopefully I can keep that up and improve on that too.