Hi T Nation,
I joined this site at the recommendation of a friend. I have very little lifting/work out experience. I've had weight lifting classes in high school and college but I never took them seriously and just joked around. I now have a lot of free time and have decided to make a commitment to being more healthy.
I am 23 years old, 260 lbs, 5' 7". I have been obese pretty much all my life since 5th grade. I understand progress will take a lengthy amount of time and I understand dieting is a huge part as well.
I recently joined a gym 2 days ago and I plan to go 5-6 times a week as it is very easily accessible and close to where I live. What advice do you have for a super beginner like me? I don't know where to start, how much cardio to do, what routines to follow, machines or free weights etc.
Can someone recommend me a good program to follow? Think of me as a fresh mind looking for all the information I can get. I've been browsing this forum a bit today but really just looking at all the threads in the beginners forum but every post seems to have a bit more experience than me and already know what they want to do.
If there are any other information I need to let you know about me for you to help, feel free to ask away. Thanks in advance!