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Gym

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 2:33 am
by Messi10
Hopefully someone with a bit off experience at a gym will be able to give me a good answer to this.

Recently I signed up to the gym and having been going nearly 2 weeks for 4 days a week at night. My Questions are.....

1- What is the best way to go about things at the gym? I have heard a number of ways but not sure what. Is it better to just work on one area of your body one night then change another night to a different part? Or just mix and match? Like do a bit of everything? Earlier I just worked on my legs. Went on the cycling machine, treadmill, weight machines that work on your legs. My friend just seemed to do a bit of everything. Cycle, rowing, weight machines for arms. We both went for a swim and jacuzzi after though. Which method is better to make the most?

2- When should I see a difference on my fitness and body. Like I am not fat but I want to lose weight and I don't like my figure. Got a belly and big legs. Big thighs. I know it ain't going to change over night but how long?

Re: Gym

PostPosted: Fri Oct 07, 2011 7:14 pm
by snail
It might be better to ask this question on a specialised exercise forum. Or ask someone at the gym - that should be their job.

Re: Gym

PostPosted: Sun Oct 09, 2011 7:58 pm
by captainf
Last year I was going to a gym and they had a fitness thing where you should notice a difference in 6 weeks I think it was. Obviously not a huge difference, but a significant enough one. I think that you are doing the right thing in going 4 times a week, but make sure you keep it up as most tend to do it a few months and then stop going as it becomes a chore.

As for what you should work on - consult one of the fitness instructors at the gym. They are much more qualified to advise you.

Gym

PostPosted: Mon Oct 10, 2011 2:25 am
by Messi10
Cheers guys

Re: Gym

PostPosted: Tue Jan 24, 2012 11:50 am
by Jayz
I would say that 4-6 weeks is about the right amount of time to start seeing results. Obviously thought that depends on the individuals. I don't want to sound patronising but remember that a healthy diet is more important to weightloss than exercise. You can exercise as much as you like but if you are eating the wrong things you will get very little reward.

4 times a week sounds like prett ymuch the ideal amount, especially if you are just starting out as you don't want to go so often that it becomes a chore and you don't want to go anymore. With regard to which parts of the body you should do, that really depends on what your goals are but if it is for an allround healthy look then that certain sounds like the right way to go :)