Hey guys my name's Danny and I'm 20 years old.
I'm very new to weight lifting. Over the summer I would occasionally go to the gym with a few buddies of mine and of course I was sore but nothing to stop me from going back the next day. So when I made the move out here to NM I found a few new friends who I could go to the gym with. I have no idea what I'm doing so I tag along with buddies.
Problem is they overwork me. I'm either doing too many reps/sets, too much weight, or a combination of both. I'm currently 143 about and want to get to around 165/170 at least. Problem is I dont know if I'm doing it right. I try to keep up with my buddies but on the second day we went, after doing biceps and back, I havnt been able to straighten my arms until today (we went last Wednesday) so I havnt hit the gym since.
I just dont want to hurt myself again. I eagerly wanted to back to the gym (I want to go every other day) but I just couldnt do it with the pain I was in. I think it will be bearable enough to go back tomorrow I just want to know how I should handle it. I'm a scrawny little kid, I can bearly handle much weight at the moment (maybe 25's on the bar for a deadlift). Should I decrease weight, decrease reps/sets, or both.
Like I said, I'm clueless. I've been reading some of the articles here but just a little concerned.