[image] – for New Gym-goers

[image] – for New Gym-goers
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  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    [deleted]

    I started yesterday.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    buttthundarrrr

    Growth mindset. "Dude, suckin at something is the first step in being sorta good at something." - Jake the Dog
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    m0bscenity

    This is a hard lesson at 38. I just took my first Taekwondo class this week and wow, do I feel out of my element. ​ Thanks for posting this. The encouragement is really helpful.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    MBaker8888

    I’ve been going to LA Fitness since April 2016 and have gone from super fat to only a little pudgy and finally have some muscles. LA, in my city of Lexington, KY, is known as a “meathead gym” where you would imagine there’s a lot of judgment and intolerance to newby’s. Since day one, everybody in there had been awesome. Even the super intimidating bodybuilders. Everyone will spot me if I ask, help me with my form, give me first bumps daily and all that shit makes me feel awesome and want to keep going. Good on you for posting this OP. People need to know it’s not all bad in there and the people are ultimately cool and love to help.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    Lvnd3r

    To anyone who has anxiety about going to the gym or feeling embarrassed, perhaps you feel like people are watching you. They aren't. Most people are very focused on their own workout too much to care about other gymgoers. Maybe you feel embarrassed no knowing how to use a machine or don't know proper form. Every single person in that gym started as a beginner at some point. Take the time to learn and progress and watch the confidence in yourself build.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    franksbeans2001

    I do actually judge new people when I see them at the gym... two judgments in particular: 1) Hey, good for that person for joining 2) I hope they keep it up
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    ahoypollloi

    Truth. Don't be afraid to ask someone what they're doing, or why they're doing it. 99% of the experienced lifters will gladly give solid advice. Don't be 'that person', though... Wait until they're resting, not while they're lifting.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    SignifyingMonkey

    Beginners become winners and sitters never become anything.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    observer338

    I would frequently skip the gym due to insecurities about being the weakest guy in the room. My girlfriend and I decided to start going together as a means of establishing accountability which of course resulted in increased attendance. I soon realized nobody cares about your reps, sets, weight, athletic attire, earbud brand, or if your gym dongle is attached to your keychain or free in your pocket. Working out the body begins with first initiating the mind.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    NameV9

    Girlfriend of ~3 years and I just split, using the energy and pain to motivate myself to get better every day
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    miladjuckel

    Plus, new gym goer gains can be insane when paired with the proper diet and gym consistency!!
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    sonicrespawn

    i hated starting to bench, especially with the bigger guys there.. but keeping at it.. going a day, rest, going next day, feeling easier... finally upgrading your plates... great feeling.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    Warhawk69

    I played college football and have been going to gyms my whole life. Don't be intimidated by people who are more advanced than you. The only concern we have for you is that you are being safe and following gym etiquette. Don't be the guy that loads up the bar and puts yourself at risk. I've had to go pull weight off of people multiple times because they put too much weight on and failed.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    iPulsar

    My issue is drinking problem. It keeps an extra 10 pounds of fat on me. Maybe more. Accidentally found this out when I couldn't for about 2 months and went from 162 to about 150. So it could be even more than 10 pounds.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    mealsypealsy

    I started weight lifting 6 weeks ago. Finally getting results:) To the casual observer I looked like I was in decent shape but I almost cried the the first few times wandering around the weights area simply bc I was so aware of how much I didn’t know. Each machine was a new thing to figure out and it was overwhelming, which is why I think a lot of people just do cardio...the key is to find a small gym with a friendly atmosphere where you feel comfortable enough to ask questions. Think Average Joe’s > Globo Gym.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    Bacon-muffin

    Needa make a PoE version.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    zeepoochenstein

    Also a side note: Please don’t be afraid to ask for guidance or help. People are not nearly as intimidating or mean in the gym as you may think. Its usually that they are extremely focused, zoning everything out and trying to get amped up. I would rather someone ask me 10 questions as a newbie rather than see them workout incorrectly and/or dangerously.
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    DemonShark

    So i've started on monday and did leg day on wednesday. Its been 2 days now and it still really hurts to walk up and especially down the stairs. I would assume this is just DOMS and i got nothing to worry about for now and that it should lessen the more i get used to going?
  • Posted: July 8, 2019 20:40

    carsonnwells

    DON'T wear headphones !! You go to the gym to workout, NOT for entertainment. DON'T SOCIALIZE !!