Hey everyone, this is my first post AND topic on these forums, so hopefully it goes over well. I’m a newbie but I did as much reading as possible beforehand because I don’t expect to just have everything handed to me.
I actually found this site several days ago and since then i’ve been picking random articles that I found very interesting and just soaking up as much info as I can. Wonderful and amazing articles I must say, but that’s enough ass-kissing. I type a lot and I apologize in advance for that. You can skip down about 3 or 4 paragraphs to get into the meat of what it is i’m looking for in the way of advice.
I think I have the diet part covered but if not than I’ll research some more and eventually make a topic about it need be, but my main problem is I don’t know where to start as far as actually training goes.
Right now i’m actually going through a rough period. I still live at home (but not in that “Fat dude in mom’s basement” sort of way) and i’m stuck in between jobs, and I tried finding cheap gyms in my area like the Y or something that do a monthly thing, but out of what little gym information I can find that pertains to my area, the gyms that are listed are mostly in the unsavory parts of Southern Chicago, and I wouldn’t be caught dead in some of these areas even if I looked twice as strong as some of you guys and had a gun.
Sorry, I ramble on a lot. I’m just trying to make sure I cover my bases so I can prevent any, “suck it up and go to a gym” sort of responses, because its REALLY out of the question as of right now.
That being said, after looking at all of the articles I could I am officially overwhelmed and I don’t know where to start. I don’t have much available in the way of workout equipment, but what I DO have available is a weight bench (no barbell though), and pairs of dumbbell weights ranging from 5lbs to 40lbs (5lb increments) and i’m thinking of buying a rope to add to the mix to see if I can add to my grip strength as well. I might even go as far as building a stand alone chin-up bar and see how that goes.
I know i’m going to HAVE to eventually get a gym membership at some point if I want to work towards having an awesome muscly body, but for now i’m just some chunky dude who’s ready to finally do something about his weight, so I think anything at this point would be beneficial; I just do know what to do or what kind of program I should start myself on. I know there is no perfect program, but I don’t even know where to start in designing my own based on my current financial and gear limitations.
Oh, and in case anyone needs the info, my strong parts I guess would have to be my biceps and legs (I did a LOT of walking when I was younger), and I suppose my weak points would have to be my endurance, my shoulders, and my BACK! Specifically my lower back, jeeze. Its the first thing to go (by that I mean get sore and need rest) when I do pretty much anything, and i’m pretty damn tired of it.
So yeah, sorry for the long huge post, but I wanted to make sure I covered as much info as possible that I think would be relevant to what it is i’m asking in case I can’t get back to the topic right away and respond to any questions that you may have to help any advice that you might have.