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    I'd suggest you just stick to walking up and down the stairs during your break, and then you do some real lifting after work when you said you might be able to hit the treadmill. Maybe hit the treadmill once or twice a week, and make time for hitting the weights at least twice a week. In my opinion, if you have to choose between the treadmill and lifting, and assuming you have your diet squared away, lifting is going to provide you with an overall better body composition much quicker.

    Mark has a bodyweight program, you could just follow that to start with. I do tons of bodyweight work, and it's a great way to get started and stay fit. After learning your way around the gym, you might want to consider transitioning to weights focusing on the major lifts (squat, deadlifts, bench, overhead press, pull ups [or rows if you can't do pull ups]).

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    Well, I wandered over to the barbell area today and discovered what the gym actually has is a Life Fitness Smith Machine.

    Smith Machine | LifeFitness

    Time to Google how to use it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Incindiary View Post
    Well, I wandered over to the barbell area today and discovered what the gym actually has is a Life Fitness Smith Machine.

    Smith Machine | LifeFitness

    Time to Google how to use it.
    Hang your towel on it. Or use it for pull-ups. That's about it. Otherwise, it's bunk. Worthless bunk.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    So the bar doesn't injure your shins when you do deadlifts or power cleans. And because they look awesome.
    Especially pulled up to the knees
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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Hang your towel on it. Or use it for pull-ups. That's about it. Otherwise, it's bunk. Worthless bunk.
    Alrighty.

    So, I'm back to squats and bench work with dumbbells. Oh. And I can add pull ups.

    Better than nuttin, I suppose.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sharpie2012 View Post
    Mark has a bodyweight program, you could just follow that to start with. I do tons of bodyweight work, and it's a great way to get started and stay fit.
    Thanks, Sharpie!

    I look into that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by RichMahogany View Post
    Hang your towel on it. Or use it for pull-ups. That's about it. Otherwise, it's bunk. Worthless bunk.
    Yeah, please don't ever use the Smith machine for its intended purpose. Those things are evil.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Anthony View Post
    Yeah, please don't ever use the Smith machine for its intended purpose. Those things are evil.
    Its intended purpose is to keep ignoramuses (ignorami?) out of the power racks.

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    1. Remove the word "toning" from your vocabulary.
    2. Find a strength program- Convict Conditioning, Mark's PB Fitness, Building the Gymnastic Body, Overcoming Gravity, Never Gymless- all of these are bodyweight programs that will most likely get you stronger.
    3. Follow said program.

    Barbells are awesome, but there is a place for bodyweight exercises as well.

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