So today, nearing the end, I felt like throwing up. I went to the locker room to cool down a bit, came back and did another set. Then I left. When I got home I threw up all over (in the part of the sink that doesn't have the disposal). LOL.
Not sure if I'm drinking enough water or not. I rarely see the other gym-goers drinking water; but doesn't drinking a lot of water increase metabolism? IDK.
I regretted joining mine. I rarely go. I prefer outdoor exercises over using machines and weights inside a cramp area. With my fit but scrawny frame I probably should go more lol.
TBH I prefer bike riding, walking outside, shooting baskets (basketball), chin-ups/pullups at the park, kicking a soccer ball around -> but none of those really build muscle/strength; and that's what I want.
Yeh, if you are going to do this then you need a scale
. Keeping body fat down and relying on random doctors visits isn't going to cut it. Scales or google "dreamer bulk".
I'll get a scale; don't worry.
Also, I'm not afraid of gaining any kind of weight, fat or muscle. I've been a ****ing string bean my whole life (no offense to skinny people, I just don't like being so skinny).
Feel free to PM me whenever and I'll send it to you. Keep in mind it'll take quite a bit of machine work to equal compound lifts. For example the deadlift works traps, lats, forearms, lower back, core, quads and hamstrings. Overhead press works pecs, triceps, front delts, mid delts, rear delts and core. You'd have to use a dozen machines to hit what those two exercises hit. If they have Hammer Strength machines at your gym I'd recommend them over any other machines. Use them whenever possible. Also the hack squat machine isn't half bad. Not the cable one, but the one where you load plates on it. If they don't have Hammer Strength stuff then the Smith machine would still be a step up from regular machines for bench or overhead press. Your core and other stabilizing muscles are going to be the weak link in a machine based routine, so that'll eventually be something you want to put some extra effort into to avoid developing major weaknesses.
Yes, I always see people using the funny cable machine where there's so many handles and grips and stuff. The incredibly buff people are either always using that or the free weights.