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    Just got some equipment - now what?>

    heyall!

    i know u all missed me! but yeah i am back and i got some equipment - Grabbed myself one of these for $100 new @ pricemart..lol figured if it does the trick and i use it i can upgrade to better!






    So, what now?

    lol


    i am kind of learning what excercise i can do on it - i got some free weights - small ones for single arm curls type things and i got about, mmm 200lbs in weights for now.

    so any thoughts as to the best start. I also am going to be using our pool more now that it is a little warmer (not a heated pool)

    i want to lose my gutt - am working on the diet part. I want to get the obvious

    Abs / arms / pecks / legs

    and then see how well that goes and then work on the detail part.

    Currently i am

    6'4
    i vary between 200 - 210lbs over 2 days or so - it seems i still have my metabolism as in one day i lost about 5lbs just from one work out.

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    Biggest piece of advice is to get a routine and stick to it. Thats the hard part!

    Hope the equipment works well for you

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    what is the total weights of iron plates u have? I wonder u can have a wide grip with what u bought...
    i once got injury near my palms when i put the weights back onto the rack

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    okay double checked

    i got 145lbs in weights


    i also have the combo bar as well as the normal bar

    So any thoughs ona good start out routine to get my body into this properly?

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    Well, you can do bench press (flat & incline), flyes, barbell rows, curls, french presses, laterals, military presses, you will need some way to do pulldowns, maybe get a pull-up bar?

    The only problem is legs, you can do lunges, extensions and curls, but without a rack you cannot do squats.

    You can get a rack here for $169.00
    http://www.fitnessfactory.com/Fitnes...tion&linkid=17

    and a multi-system pull-up stand here for $129.00
    http://www.fitnessfactory.com/Fitnes...tion&linkid=17

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    I guess he could do squats with dumbells, but he'd be working out his arms a bit too. He might need to do legs and arms on the same day.

    It looks like they could have made that bench into a rack too. I wonder if it could be a rack if the top of the bar supports are turned around.

    The feet on that bench have rubber on the bottom, right? If not, you better put a mat under there so it doesn't slip and scratch the tile.

    Make your bed.

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    ooooh chrome dumbells.

    The 5 pounds you lost in one workout was water.

    Not exactly an Olympic bench but it should meet a beginner's needs.

    Look up basic beginner workouts. It's smart to start small and not invest too much money initially. Most people quit in the 1st three months

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    I bought my squat rack off ebay (though from an actual company)
    http://cgi.ebay.com/ws/eBayISAPI.dll...category=15281

    It's worked well for me and is only $99. (Like $30 for shipping though).

    It can fit very well most places and is pretty small.

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    Originally posted by vanity
    ooooh chrome dumbells.

    The 5 pounds you lost in one workout was water.

    Not exactly an Olympic bench but it should meet a beginner's needs.

    Look up basic beginner workouts. It's smart to start small and not invest too much money initially. Most people quit in the 1st three months


    exactly - that is what i decided - my room m8 bought the bars and such - the small dumb bells were cheap as well.

    if we keep with it we are going to invest in better certainly.

    for my legs i am more so heading topwards biking - i lvoe biking, but everyone in costa rica only sells 19' MAX size frames and i want at least a 21' frame (am 6'4)



    shall see what i can find for a begginer program so i dont kill myself

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    Originally posted by vanity
    ooooh chrome dumbells.

    is there something bad with them? to me weight is weight

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    For legs he can do hack squats...or step-ups...dumb-bell deads...

    Peace.

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    k here is what i suggest for a beginer routine.

    flat bb bench press (pecs and warm tris): 3 sets of 10-12reps

    superset 1: incline db flyes (pecs): 3 sets of 12 reps
    superset 1: close grip bench press (tris): 3 sets of 12 reps

    superset 2: db squats (mostly legs but works entire bod): 3 sets of 15 reps
    superset 2: db bicep curls (against wall for biceps): 3 sets of 15 reps

    triset 1: seated military press (mid/front delt): 3 sets of 10 reps
    triset 1: standing db lateral raises (mid delt): 3 sets of 10 reps
    triset 1: seated bent over rear delt raises (rear delt): 3 sets of 10 reps

    triset 2: weighted crunches: 3 sets of 20 reps
    triset 2: bench leg ext: 3 sets of 20 reps
    triset 2: weighted twisting crunch: 3 sets of 10 reps a side

    if you need explinations on some of the exercises go check out this site: exercise demo site or pm me

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    there's nothing wrong with chrome dumbells.

    They look pretty in mirrors.

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    Originally posted by vanity
    there's nothing wrong with chrome dumbells.

    They look pretty in mirrors.

    Phew - just checking!

    thnx J' - will see what i can do - as for the actual weight of the reps - i guess something that will allow me to do that many reps. should i just kind of practice with say example 15lbs - and if i can do more then 3 set, say 4 - then make it 20lbs etc etc until i find the perfect weight that will let me just do the 3 sets and right amount of reps?

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    for example if your doing 3 sets of bench press then start at 60lbs for 10reps and if you felt like you could do more reps then you need to raise the weight...you need to stress the muscle and lift as hard as possible...if you feel like you could lift more....do it

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