sox 06 wrote:
Thanks for the tips
So it looks like I should do this:
3 times a week for roughly 30 minutes each
Stretch a lot
Lift about 60-70% of max weight
Include some cardio
One more question, should I do machines, barbells, dumbbell. What should I use and what should I start out on?
in all honesty you won't see many young guys or body builders using machines... they limit muscle potential.
using a dumbbell (say for any type of bicep curl) you focus on one muscle but the muscles around it chime in to help lift thus making your whole arm strong, not just the bicep. guys using machines tend to get a large bump but because the arm is restricted to that motion that one muscle is stronger, where a guy using dumbbells will get stronger arms.
in high school i used machines, once i hit college and post college i started using free weights. i got a LOT stronger using free weights.
dumbbells are the best place to start IMHO... barbells are free weights too so of course i love them. many things you do with them are great for your body as a whole. use both of those more...