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    Quote Originally Posted by OldSchhool View Post
    Progressive resistance training using free weights or machines is far more efficient and effective.
    Whats the effectiveness of a gym membership if you don't use it which is often the case with people who join without knowing what to do. YAYOG and CC lets you start now for a relatively small investment, works large muscle groups, helps you learn and is more functional than a gym (which is what the OP asked for). A gym does have its place, but I believe the OP would benefit most from body weight exercises at this point

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    Quote Originally Posted by DennyB View Post
    Whats the effectiveness of a gym membership if you don't use it which is often the case with people who join without knowing what to do. YAYOG and CC lets you start now for a relatively small investment, works large muscle groups, helps you learn and is more functional than a gym (which is what the OP asked for). A gym does have its place, but I believe the OP would benefit most from body weight exercises at this point

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    Why do you believe that? Do you know the op personally?
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    This is why

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    And I have no idea what to do at a gym. There are treadmills and other things I'm sure, but my question is what DO you do there besides that? What's the best Primal/functional exercises to do there?

    As always, any and all comments are welcome. Thanks in advance folks.


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    Everybody starts somewhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by not on the rug View Post
    Everybody starts somewhere
    True Dat!! I just think he would benefit from having a good foundation than starting at the top. I know I would of at his age.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksmith View Post
    *snip*
    The best part is at the end you get a tootsie roll and a pen.
    Really?
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    The other big motivational reason to go there is yoga pants.
    Yes.

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    [QUOTE=jfreaksho;1348589]Really?

    Yeah you don't get much free stuff in life.

    And don't forget pizza day and bagel morning.
    I find your lack of bacon disturbing.

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    [QUOTE=Blacksmith;1348593]
    Quote Originally Posted by jfreaksho View Post
    Really?

    Yeah you don't get much free stuff in life.

    And don't forget pizza day and bagel morning.
    I'm not sure I want to see the yoga pants at a gym that gives out tootsie rolls, pizza and bagels.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Blacksmith View Post

    I'm not sure I want to see the yoga pants at a gym that gives out tootsie rolls, pizza and bagels.
    Lol. Yeah some look better than others.
    I find your lack of bacon disturbing.

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    Planet Fitness is the worst gym you could possibly join. I'd advise you to find one where getting strong is not only allowed, but encouraged. Here are some questions to ask:

    How many squat racks do you have? (If they say "Smith Machine," at any point during their answer, find another gym)
    Do you provide chalk? Do you at least allow chalk?
    Where in the gym can I deadlift?
    Is there ever a shortage of 45-pound plates?
    Are your bars straight? Do the collars spin freely?

    If you don't get satisfactory answers, or they act like these are alien questions in any way, run, don't walk, to a better gym.

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