Ok i made a post a while ago and lets just say.. it didnt go to well. Anyways i decided to join the gym, since im at university and i've semi quit trials biking i have a lot of spare time on my hands. I go with two other guys who have both been doing it for about 3 years now.
Needless to say when i walked in there the first time i was shocked at how small i look compared to everyone else (last i checked im about 140ish lbs and 5'8" that was a month ago though). I was really intimidated but one of the guys i go with has given me a routine to start out on. Remember.. this is the first time ive ever been to a proper gym. Im basically looking for some other exercises which i can incorporate in to my routine. Really sorry for not knowing the name of all the machines.. im still getting used to what everything does in there.
I do 3 sets of the following for 10 reps each unless stated:
Abs cruncher 25 reps on 70lbs i beleive
Bench Press 40kg
Bicep curls 10kg
Triceps on cable machine (unknown weight it just says 2 on the machine, you pull down on a cable with a bar on the bottom)
Back on 110 (you sit on a seat and your chest presses against a pad and you pull two handles towards you)
Butterfly curls 7.5kg
Shoulder lifts 5kg
Leg press 100kg
Leg press calves 100kg
Leg raises 15reps
Once again apologies for not knowing the exact names. At the minute i got to the gym for 4 days in a row. I do the routine above for 3 and the last day i do some cardio and work on my abs. I then have 3 days off.
I know it all sounds a bit of a sketchy routine but im only on my 2nd week now. Already im finding a lot of the weights are becoming a bit too light, especially bench press which was more of a learning to balance and get the technique right to start off.
So does anyone have any recommendations, im a total begginer looking for some guidance.
Also a quick question on supplements and eating habbits. I've been trying to work on eating a lot more protein orientated foods especially before and after i go to the gym. One of the guys i go with suggested buying some form of protein shake to make sure i got enough in me. So like a idiot i didnt ask for advice and just went and bought the first thing i saw that had protein in its called optibol anyone heard of it? its under meal replacements under most places ive looked and my friend says its really overpriced. Anyone got any better ideas on what i should be taking?
Thanks for any help.. lets hope i dont get flamed to hell for this