|08-01-2007, 01:24 AM||#1|
Join Date: Aug 2005
WEIGHT-LIFTING for Novices (like me)
If you knew me at all, the idea of me "lifting weights" would cause immediate, uncontrollable knee-jerk laughter. But it's true. For two-plus months now I've been contientiously doing a dozen or more 12-rep sets - 2-3x a week at the YMCA. Been gobbling down the Creatine the last three or four weeks too.
But I need some advice: - They have like 60 or 80 machines in four varieties: 1) about 15 Computerized LifeCircuit, 2) about 35 semi-new Nautilus machines - with pale green seats and headrests, 3) 15 very new, very heavy-duty machines - can't think of the brand, but they're all black and gun-metal gray and VERY heavy duty, and 4) free weights, which I don't do - I don't like to mess with all the hardware.
I started on the computerized LifeCircuit ... but after a week or so (and a million irritating BEEPS) I moved up to the Nautilus, then on to the Black and Gray heavy-duty machines. I try get two sets of each together first, then come back with one on each machine toward the end (total of three 12-rep sets each) of:
And I still do a couple NAUTILUS machines:
Okay, lemme know whjat I'm missing/doing wrong - there's lots of other machines, but I'm not sure I need to expand my 45-minutes routine. I know it seems I don't do my legs much or my abdomenat all - but the abdomen ones all suck - in one you kneel down and twirl around - makes me feel gay. And the legs - I do extra heavy burn sets on both the leg press and my modified calf-burn toe raises on the same machine. My legs do burn all over.