I’m new to T-Nation & am sort of a beginner for really directed workouts. I am 49 in pretty good shape(?) & have been following the book by Dr. Nick Evans [“Men’s Body Sculpting” c.2004] on working out. Have been going to the gym for 3 yrs now & try to eat right & all that good stuff.
Recently had a trainer for 5 sessions & he said the Evans book was all wrong. I shouldn’t do supersets but just do cycle training where you switch quickly from one machine to another for 1 set of 12 reps on each. I can’t understand the reasoning behind this & am really looking for a good guidance for body building.
I don’t want to compete or engage in sports: just body building. My chest is okay but I’m having trouble with my arms. The beginner section here talks about “why you should go to the gym” and now, at 5x/week, I’m beyond that.
I get very little NEPA (or general non-exercise phys activity) since I own a computer modeling firm and can’t take time off during the day for long walks.
I feel that my gym trainer was not very good but I only had him for 5 sessions.