Warning

 

Close

Confirm Action

Are you sure you wish to do this?

Confirm Cancel
Member Login

Site Notices
Posted: 4/19/2017 10:10:17 PM EST
Should I get a personal trainer?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:12:36 PM EST
You should get a gym girlfriend first.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:13:15 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By RandomShooter:
You should get a gym girlfriend first.
View Quote
If I did,I would be able to close the deal.unlike another poster
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:13:24 PM EST
With a name like yours, I'd say so.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:14:07 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By azjeeper:
With a name like yours, I'd say so.
View Quote
+1
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:14:52 PM EST
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Should I get a personal trainer?
View Quote
No. You are paying someone to tell you how to exercise. 
They do know what they are doing, but I figured it out on my own. That was over 25 years ago. 
Nowadays, there's youtube so you can figure out how to do exercises. Or, you could just get a book from the library or amazon to come up with a workout plan. 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:15:53 PM EST
Do you have any weight lifting experience? If you have none or are not confident that you are performing the movements properly it wouldn't hurt to see someone for a few visits to critique your form. You can film yourself later and analyze what you are doing to make sure you are still good but the hands on nature of a trainer would help lay a solid foundation. Let them know ahead of time you aren't interested in their weird ass routine and want to focus on the big lifts. Then get a copy of starting strength and have fun.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:17:18 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By blownfour:
Do you have any weight lifting experience? If you have none or are not confident that you are performing the movements properly it wouldn't hurt to see someone for a few visits to critique your form. You can film yourself later and analyze what you are doing to make sure you are still good but the hands on nature of a trainer would help lay a solid foundation. Let them know ahead of time you aren't interested in their weird ass routine and want to focus on the big lifts. Then get a copy of starting strength and have fun.
View Quote
I do,played sports in high school

Used to be in awesome shape.Still not bad.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:22:16 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 10:23:31 PM EST by AZ_Sky]
How old are you?
I started going to a gym in my forties, yeah I had worked out before but things in my body and the workout machines had changed.
When I got a membership I did get a personal trainer for a few months just to make sure I wasn't misusing my body or the machines.
After a few months (maybe it was only a few weeks) I went out on my own - with no problems.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:22:54 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
How old are you?
I started going to a gym in my forties, yeah I had worked out before but things in my body and the workout machines had changed.
When I got a membership I did get a personal trainer for a few months just to make sure I wasn't misusing my body or the machines.
After a few months I went out on my own - with no problems.
View Quote
I'm 48
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:23:43 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 10:25:34 PM EST by blownfour]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
I do,played sports in high school

Used to be in awesome shape.Still not bad.
View Quote
How long ago was that? I would say if you are confident in your ability, start slow, film yourself, and compare to videos on youtube.

Edit: I see your reply above, maybe run a crash course with a solid personal trainer with focus on the big lifts without anything to strange. I have seen some ridiculous shit being done under the supervision of trainers in the gym.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:25:37 PM EST
I, for one, support this proposition.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:26:43 PM EST
If you're serious about getting in shape. Sign up on the body building forum. It's the ARF of getting in shape

Body building forum
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:28:16 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By blownfour:


How long ago was that? I would say if you are confident in your ability, start slow, film yourself, and compare to videos on youtube.

Edit: I see your reply above, maybe run a crash course with a solid personal trainer with focus on the big lifts without anything to strange. I have seen some ridiculous shit being done under the supervision of trainers in the gym.
View Quote
I quit drinking soda a month ago and almost have lost all my gut down to a 32.

Don't want to get musclebound just better shape 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:30:30 PM EST
Starting Strength, then when you have that down, 5/3/1 and cycles plus eat clean
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:31:24 PM EST
Bodybuilding.com

Buff Dudez on YouTube


And no. You don't need a personal trainer. Just do some research.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:32:30 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Biscuit42:
If you're serious about getting in shape. Sign up on the body building forum. It's the ARF of getting in shape

Body building forum
View Quote
Uh, I'm pretty sure the arf of getting in shape is the SD&F forum, right here on arfcom. BB.com is for flat-billers doing curls in the squat rack.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:32:33 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Don't want to get musclebound just better shape 
View Quote


Why not?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:33:33 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By nick89302:




Why not?
View Quote
Why not ? 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:33:49 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
I'm 48
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Originally Posted By AZ_Sky:
How old are you?
I started going to a gym in my forties, yeah I had worked out before but things in my body and the workout machines had changed.
When I got a membership I did get a personal trainer for a few months just to make sure I wasn't misusing my body or the machines.
After a few months I went out on my own - with no problems.
I'm 48
If you haven't been to a gym in over ten years or so, I'd say get a trainer just for a few weeks just to get an idea of what you should be doing to accomplish your goals.
The trainers aren't really going to get you to your goal, but they will give you a starting point on things like circuit training and the machines/weights you need to concentrate on to accomplish whatever your goals are.
Remember, these things don't work:
Attachment Attached File
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:34:52 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Biscuit42:
If you're serious about getting in shape. Sign up on the body building forum. It's the ARF of getting in shape

Body building forum
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Biscuit42:
If you're serious about getting in shape. Sign up on the body building forum. It's the ARF of getting in shape

Body building forum
Don't do this OP, or at least stay out of misc. Its like GD on steroids.


Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
I quit drinking soda a month ago and almost have lost all my gut down to a 32.

Don't want to get musclebound just better shape 
Congrats, cutting out soda made a huge difference in me losing weight. Keep at it and before you know it you will wonder why you never started before. You will look better, feel better, and be happier once you start working out. Just make sure to ease into it. I see so many people get back into the gym after years off, go HAM and never come back because they killed themselves the first week.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:36:51 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By blownfour:


Don't do this OP, or at least stay out of misc. Its like GD on steroids.




Congrats, cutting out soda made a huge difference in me losing weight. Keep at it and before you know it you will wonder why you never started before. You will look better, feel better, and be happier once you start working out. Just make sure to ease into it. I see so many people get back into the gym after years off, go HAM and never come back because they killed themselves the first week.
View Quote
I always liked the pain during the first week 

GD on steroids?I d probably fit in there good 
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:38:27 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
If I did,I would be able to close the deal.unlike another poster
View Quote
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:56:16 PM EST
I can get you started if you go to the la fitness on 20th and highland.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 10:59:46 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By HBIII:
I can get you started if you go to the la fitness on 20th and highland.
View Quote
What times do you go?
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:01:51 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
What times do you go?
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Originally Posted By HBIII:
I can get you started if you go to the la fitness on 20th and highland.
What times do you go?
Hey bros we should start a lifting club
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:03:02 PM EST
Don't be a sucker.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:03:06 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By Dustrod:


Hey bros we should start a lifting club
View Quote
I'm kinda a lone wolf
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:04:57 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
I'm kinda a lone wolf
View Quote View All Quotes
View All Quotes
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
Originally Posted By Dustrod:


Hey bros we should start a lifting club
I'm kinda a lone wolf
I can just watch if you are into that.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:05:01 PM EST
[Last Edit: 4/19/2017 11:06:02 PM EST by HBIII]
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By ilikeporkchops:
What times do you go?
View Quote
I go six days a week again. Usually there weekdays around 5 - 5:30pm for about an hour. Weekends are great because it is so quiet there and I go wherever my schedule allows.

I'm just getting back into myself about 3 months ago, but that exercise and keto about 6 weeks ago have me down two notches on my belt.

PM if you are serious.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:07:46 PM EST
Not sure how it could hurt.  Forming good habits now is the best case scenario.
Link Posted: 4/19/2017 11:43:58 PM EST
Discussion ForumsJump to Quoted PostQuote History
Originally Posted By HBIII:


I go six days a week again. Usually there weekdays around 5 - 5:30pm for about an hour. Weekends are great because it is so quiet there and I go wherever my schedule allows.

I'm just getting back into myself about 3 months ago, but that exercise and keto about 6 weeks ago have me down two notches on my belt.

PM if you are serious.
View Quote
I'll shoot you a PM this weekend
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 12:41:23 AM EST
Go to the gym for awhile and check them out. See how they work with a client. Mr. Crossfit wannabe is not what you want.

You probably need to learn general fitness before you do much else. A trainer can guide you and hold you accountable. More likely to use the gym if you don't have a routine already. Also, you're not likely to experience overuse injuries.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 12:44:26 AM EST
[Last Edit: 4/20/2017 12:56:14 AM EST by BlackOpScottie]
No don't get a personal trainer. They're a waste of money and you can actually hit the gym harder by yourself when you're not chatting it up with your trainer.

Just go on youtube and practice form from someone on there. Then go and work on body parts than need work. I personally skip leg day because I was blessed with musclular legs naturally. I run and that's it otherwise I just do pretty much every upper body muscle group 3 times a week when I can.

Static, heavy lifts with 60 second breaks is what you want to focus on. 3-4 sets of 3-8 reps depending on how you feel or how heavy you want to go. I try to focus on moving as fast and lift as heavy as I can to keep my metabolism up and cut weight.

I lost 50 lbs in 6 months but it was mostly diet. A fast paced workout definitely kicks it into overdrive.
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 12:50:45 AM EST
get you a hot female trainer
Link Posted: 4/20/2017 12:54:26 AM EST
Top Top