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    My introduction

    Hi Everyone,
    I just recently signed up but I've been reading (I've read pretty much all the stickies) here for a little over a month. I started a few months ago at 345lbs and I'm currently at 315lbs. I've got this far by trying to eat better (smaller portions and cut all junk) and not being lazy at work. I'm a supervisor in a warehouse and would use whatever machinery to get around the warehouse. I've stopped that and now walk everywhere which gives me about 10,000 steps in a shift.

    I'm getting ready to start tracking my eating more using Myfitnesspal and I've got myself a gym membership. I've only used the treadmill so far but I really want to get started with weights. I haven't lifted weights in about 8-9 years and with my weight I'm not sure exactly where to start. Should I do a couple weeks of a bunch of various exercises to get my muscles used to weights again or should jump right into a program like the Allpro beginner routine the Fierce 5 novice routine?

    One site I was reading recommending starting with 1 set 8-12reps of exercises below for getting into lifting if you are obese. I just wanted to see what other opinions are out there. Thanks
    Leg Press
    Calf Raise
    Leg Curl
    Chest Press
    Row
    Shoulder Press
    Lat Pulldown
    Triceps extensions
    Arm Curl
    Crunch
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    NUTRITION


    This is the largest factor in your success, learn the basics to get started and then move into more advanced if needed.

    BASICS
    Spoiler!


    Sources and More Information


    TRAINING

    Start with a solid beginner routine, these are designed to get the most for you; they are designed by professionals and use progressive overload. Read through them and pick the one you like most, follow it as it is written.

    Why You Should Not Make Your Own Routine
    How To Perform Basic Lifts

    Routines
    Starting Strength
    BabyLover's Starting Strength
    AllPro's Beginner Routine
    StrongLifts 5x5
    IceCream Fitness 5x5
    Fierce 5
    Coolcicada's Push Pull Legs

    Calisthenics routines
    Spoiler!


    SUPPLEMENTS


    Remember one thing, supplements are only that; they supplement something and are never meant to be replacements. A multivitamin will not replace fruits and vegetables, a fat burner will not replace a caloric deficit, and a meal replacement is not meant to be your only source of calories.

    This is a brief run down of the 'basics', for further breakdowns of specific ingredients (like Yohimbe, Forskolin, Glycerol, ect) more research on your part would be needed.

    Protein
    Spoiler!


    Multi-Vitamins
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    Fish Oil
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    Creatine
    Spoiler!


    BCAAs
    Spoiler!


    Fat Burners
    Spoiler!


    Pre-Workouts
    Spoiler!


    Meal Replacements/Mass Gainer
    Spoiler!


    CLA
    Spoiler!


    Glutamine
    Spoiler!
    Short cuts to success are often paved with lies.
    1/13/16: Massive hernia.
    5/10/16: Finally back to lifting, light but improving.

    Why Teens shouldn't cut/Lack of progress thread- http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=169272763&p=1397509823#post1397509823
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    Thanks a lot! I'm still working my way through, but so far lots of good reading there.
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