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    what exercise?

    im joining a gym soon with my mates and would like to tone my body what machines do i need to use and how much weights can i lift? i dont want to run or anything just tone my body because at the minute i am a but skinny

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    Re: what exercise?

    Usually, the gym would offer a guided tour and a free lesson on what machines to use for what you want to do on your first visit.

    If their advice sounds useless, then we can sort you out with recommendations based on what machines they have there.

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    Re: what exercise?

    i find free weights are best for my body and i can work on different muscles/general strength

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    Re: what exercise?

    I am going to assume that you are completely new to the gym scene, if that is the case I agree with ShenBlade. You should be given a guided tour of the gym and equipment and how to use it. Start off gradually and you will soon know how much you can and can't lift and you can build from there.

    have fun!

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    Re: what exercise?

    just do sit ups every day to tone your stomach and then tie weights to your chest when it gets too easy!

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    Re: what exercise?

    If all you want to do is tone, do lower weightage, but more sets.
    The gym should offer a good tour, as has already been suggested.
    Last edited by Steve B; 21-07-2008 at 12:12 AM.

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    Re: what exercise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    Another tip: dont work both muscles in a pair at once, as you can do yourself some nasty damage. e.g. don't work your biceps and triceps in the same workout.
    Never heard that before... Do you have a link explaining this further?

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    Dont have any links, that's just what my gym guy said when I was shown around my local gym. Upon reading up on it, I reckon it's just a myth so will remove it from the post

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    Re: what exercise?

    Quote Originally Posted by Steve B View Post
    Dont have any links, that's just what my gym guy said when I was shown around my local gym. Upon reading up on it, I reckon it's just a myth so will remove it from the post
    My tip is: Never believe the gym guy. If in doubt, look on muscletalk.co.uk

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    Re: what exercise?

    I'll take a look at that website cheers!

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