Message from StrawberryArmada in Fitness #general
Bought my ticket to IE conference. Let’s show up lean and mean.
Don't be this guy.
@BigBadSaxon - ID Lose fat right now. Cutting to 170 but trying to at least keep most of my muscle mass. Tis a challenge but I'm surviving thus far.
Anyone ever have a lack of appetite after working out? I'm trying to eat my post workout meal and I'm having a hard time wanting to eat
Ran another OCR this weekend with my girl, a 5k like we all ran back in NE in July
Awesome, brother. Looking chad
Thanks brother! Was a lot of fun
What wasw your time?
It was slower, it was my gf's first event like this so she more or less set the pace while I motivated her to push herself
Great fun though, can't wait to have the IE crew back for the warrior dash in July
Between local generic gym and YMCA which do you goys recommend is best for money as a gym beginner
Local generic gym ie 24 hr
Yea that's an advantage
Generally local generic gyms have better environments better hours and more amenities such as a sauna and have less plebes
But it's really about whatever place is convenient enough for you to make a habit out of going
Close to work or close to home
I think my step sister works at the YMCA
That could be helpful
Might garner a discount or something
Worth checking out
I went to the YMCA years ago, I liked it. Lots of people there, but no one using the heavy weights. Plus my YMCA had a bad ass locker room, sauna, steam room, massive shower room. All pluses for me.
Tbh I've only used a university rec center like once so I have no idea what to look for
Gyms that have lots of machines are less intimidating to start.
Gyms with free weights are better for strength training.
I assume there's someone there who can explain the machines and stuff?
Yeah, there will always be someone there who can explain which machines are what
How much do most memberships cost?
I pay 45.99 per month for 24 hour fitness
Not sure what YMCA costs but I imagine it's less
I'm stuck in a contract paying $43.29 for an Anytime Fitness. The gym that I actually go to costs $10 and is infinitely better than the Anytime Fitness! I recommend you look around and weigh your options before you sign a contract. Learning life lessons is fun.
1) My former gym was huge and cost $30/month
2) Instead of looking for someone to show you how do use machines/freeweights....
A) Consider coming up with a plan online. There are an infinate amount of articles and free weight training routines availlable.
@StrawberryArmada Here are some resources. Good on you for wanting to seek self improvement!
Should I worry about not being able to do certain exercise? Is there any way to tell what I'll be able to handle?
@StrawberryArmada Bro, find a beginner plan from someone who you see as an expert.
Then follow the plan with discipline. After 3-4 months of lifting, you'll have the experience to know what you want, and how to achieve it.
For me, Mark Rippetoe was my guru. I followed his starting strength plan for like a year, and I gained 20 solid lbs of bodymass.
found the gym for all of us to go workout at