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    Well, I'm totally knew to the gym, 75kg, 6ft 1 and a bit skinny fat

    What do I do in the gym? The only thing I know how to use is the treadmill lol :o:

    But how long for? How often?

    If I want to be lightly toned (some definition, not massive, bulky etc) what do I do exactly? What machines do I use?

    I have a plan of going for 8 weeks, then just sorting out my diet and jogging regularly.

    Is it feasible? What should I eat??

    My current diet:

    BREAKFAST: 2 weetabix, orange juice/coffee, banana

    SNACK: Fruit, maybe a couple of biscuits

    LUNCH: a sandwhich usually, tuna salad, drink, maybe some more fruit

    DINNER: pasta, chicken/lamb, potatoes, veggies etc

    SNACK: maybe a slice of cake if it's available, maybea slice of buttered toast

    Drink about a litre of water a day, a cup of coffee and a cup of tea

    Is this good?
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    1 litre of water per day? I think the recommended amount is 5.
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    You can't really say "I will do X for only 8 weeks". It's a lifestyle change, not an eight week change. If you hit the weights for 8 weeks and then only jog after that, you'll build a little muscle (8 weeks isn't very long) and then become skinny (all joggers are slim).

    Personally, I'd get on a good beginners weight-lifting routine (Starting Strength or Westside for Skinny *******s), maybe do some cardio on off days if you really want to. No, you won't get "bulky" - it takes years to do that. Stay away from resistance machines, they're mostly crap (and definitely crap for beginners). Diet wise, eat whole foods, high in protein. There's a section in the sticky on healthy eating. Personally I wouldn't try to lose weight. 75kg at 6ft1 isn't fat. Once you add some muscle to your frame you'll get the "toned" look you're after.
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    (Original post by Sh4w)
    I heard having sex with your dog is good exercise.
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    (Original post by RNBen)
    1 litre of water per day? I think the recommended amount is 5.
    1 litre of bottled water. And cups of other drinks.

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    (Original post by RawJoh1)
    You can't really say "I will do X for only 8 weeks". It's a lifestyle change, not an eight week change. If you hit the weights for 8 weeks and then only jog after that, you'll build a little muscle (8 weeks isn't very long) and then become skinny (all joggers are slim).

    Personally, I'd get on a good beginners weight-lifting routine (Starting Strength or Westside for Skinny *******s), maybe do some cardio on off days if you really want to. No, you won't get "bulky" - it takes years to do that. Stay away from resistance machines, they're mostly crap (and definitely crap for beginners). Diet wise, eat whole foods, high in protein. There's a section in the sticky on healthy eating. Personally I wouldn't try to lose weight. 75kg at 6ft1 isn't fat. Once you add some muscle to your frame you'll get the "toned" look you're after.
    Thanks

    Hmm, so ignore the treadmill/cross trainer/rower etc and just use the weights?
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    (Original post by Hopeful Waters)
    Thanks

    Hmm, so ignore the treadmill/cross trainer/rower etc and just use the weights?
    Yep, then get rover to help you with endurance stuff
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    any half decent gym will have staff that can work this out for you
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    any half decent gym will have staff that can work this out for you
    Have you ever asked for a workout from gym staff and got anything remotely decent?

    Id hazzard no. They're full of ****.
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    any half decent gym will have staff that can work this out for you
    I very much doubt it. My gym is filled with tossers who know nothing.
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    It's unfair to say they're all full of **** when I know a good few online who are anything but.
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It's unfair to say they're all full of **** when I know a good few online who are anything but.

    No, it is very fair to say their full of ****. My gyms a council gym and all but 1 of the instructors just give the same crap to everyone, 'bike or cross trainer then some crappy machines'. Theres only 1 woman who actually understands effective training and teaches people to squat/deadlift etc. Though it is good, means the free weights are barely ever used
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    And the ones in your local council gym represent every single one in the world?
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    Just make sure you do a good range of activities, otherwise you'll be overworking/underworking muscle groups. Otherwise you can pretty much do as you see fit (see what I did thar )
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    (Original post by Smack)
    It's unfair to say they're all full of **** when I know a good few online who are anything but.
    Minority then.
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    (Original post by Hopeful Waters)
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    (Original post by red_alerts)
    Have you ever asked for a workout from gym staff and got anything remotely decent?

    Id hazzard no. They're full of ****.
    well yea I have actually. My gym does this as standard, and you get a free session with a professional personal trainer as well. Maybe you should join a better gym with staff who know what they're doing?
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    well yea I have actually. My gym does this as standard, and you get a free session with a professional personal trainer as well. Maybe you should join a better gym with staff who know what they're doing?
    No offence but I expect our definition of a decent program differs somewhat.
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    (Original post by red_alerts)
    No offence but I expect our definition of a decent program differs somewhat.
    well my I would say a decent programme is one that gets you the results you want :rolleyes:
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    (Original post by The_Goose)
    well my I would say a decent programme is one that gets you the results you want :rolleyes:
    I would agree until you find a real programme and realise that old one wasnt optimal.

    Depends on goals too. Any trainer can get someone to lose weight, adding some mass is a different issue.
 
 
 
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