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    • JEN22
    • By JEN22 11th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
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    Gym weights knowledge
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    • 11th Jun 17, 3:38 PM
    Gym weights knowledge 11th Jun 17 at 3:38 PM
    I want to learn more about weights and cutting and shreading. Can anyone point me in the right direction.


    im sick of cardio in the gym and want to do weights. Havent a clue where to start
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    • parking_question_chap
    • By parking_question_chap 11th Jun 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 3:55 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 3:55 PM
    Reducing body fat: Reduce junk food and do some HIIT, if you are doing it right it should be pretty damn exhausting.

    Adding muscle, Personally I would start off with 2 or 3 days a week full body. Each session maybe pick 3 from deadlift, squat, benchpress, shoulder press, rows and dips. Then perhaps a couple of isolation exercises (google them) to finish off.
    • custardy
    • By custardy 11th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 4:01 PM
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    Personally if you have no knowledge,I would consider a few PT sessions to get you on the right track.
    Sadly my knee wont take it anymore but loved heavy lifting/squatting on the bars.
    • Gloomendoom
    • By Gloomendoom 11th Jun 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 6:18 PM
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    • 11th Jun 17, 6:18 PM
    If you don't want to think, try the StrongLifts 5×5 App

    There's a free and paid for version.
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    • Lukoind
    • By Lukoind 13th Jun 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:33 AM
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    • 13th Jun 17, 10:33 AM
    You should look up on youtube, you can find there plenty of stuff there by typing, what you want, like entering keyword: cutting shred
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 15th Jun 17, 2:05 PM
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    • 15th Jun 17, 2:05 PM
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    Agree with a few PT sessions to get a program & learn technique, and also with parking. Glad to see another female wants to lift, I love it!
    • regprentice
    • By regprentice 16th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
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    • 16th Jun 17, 10:12 PM
    https://www.nerdfitness.com/blog/strength-training-101-where-do-i-start/

    As parking question chap recommends - compound excersises are the place to start with weights. Dont have to do many different excersises to see results. Maybe 5 combination s a session

    Your gym staff should at least be able to give you an intro session on their machines or equipment?

    Cardio has its place...i do 20 mins treadmill to warm.up and burn cals...then do 30 mins weights and finish with ten mins on the towing machine.
    • UKTigerlily
    • By UKTigerlily 19th Jun 17, 12:38 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 12:38 AM
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    Cardio is good if HIIT but lifting will burn more calories overall, and is more fun (for me anyway lol)
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    • By heartbreak_star 19th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
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    • 19th Jun 17, 11:48 AM
    Love NerdFitness! Female powerlifter here

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    • Jaguar Skills
    • By Jaguar Skills 19th Jun 17, 12:55 PM
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    Agree with the above. Full body is the way forward.
    • Kojak12
    • By Kojak12 26th Jun 17, 10:44 AM
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    You can do HIT/circuits - there are loads of good 20 - 40 min videos on youtube. The other alternative is a weights program. If you do the right one and supplement your diet with protein shakes you can build muscle pretty fast. The 5x5 system is popular for a reason, it seems to work and be easy for people to do consistently. There is an excellent facebook group you can join - lots of tips, support and motivating posts on there. https://www.facebook.com/groups/stronglifts/
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