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Advice for Getting Back into Lifting

i know i should “just lift” or stop “being a pxxxy”. ya ya ya. Whatever. Anyways, why is it so painful to lift? What do i do to get back into lifting and taking care of my health and physique? Thanks for the real responses.

btw, im 28 5 foot 8 and i weight 170. i should weight 150 and have more muscle mass. meaning i should have 30 lbs less fat and 10 lbs more muscle. or something like that. Any guidance would help. Thank you.

You need more mass. Period.

Get on a proven program, clean up your diet and lift.

YOU need to figure out why it hurts. Bad posture? Bad technique lifting? Medical? Does it hurt during? After?

I’d also ask what kind of pain we’re talking about. There’s a difference between muscle soreness and injury pain. For the former, grow a pair. For the latter, go to the doctor.

[quote]Freaky_Frankie wrote:
I’d also ask what kind of pain we’re talking about. There’s a difference between muscle soreness and injury pain. For the former, grow a pair. For the latter, go to the doctor.[/quote]

Agree. What pain are we talking about and how long has it been since you last lifted?