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    Been underweight my whole life. Time to change!

    I'm a 25 year old guy who has been underweight his entire life. Well, I signed up to the gym 3 months ago and I'm determined to finally change that.

    When I first started, I was just 62kgs, which is very skinny for a guy that is 184cm tall. Now I'm up to 67kgs in just 3 months, so I've made decent progress already. My goal weight is 80kgs by the end of the year 2020.

    I've mostly been using machines, as I'm a bit intimidated by free weights. I tried deadlifting once, but I hurt my back so much that I'm hesitant to try it again.

    My typical gym session is 1 hour long: 10 mins on the treadmill, followed by 45 mins of weights, followed by 5 mins of stretching to cool off.

    The weights I'm currently doing, each of which I'm doing 10 reps x 3 sets, are:
    1. Leg press machine: 70kgs
    2. Lying hamstring curl machine: 35kgs
    3. Barbell bicep curl: 20kgs
    4. Bench press: 25kgs
    5. Shoulder press machine: 35kgs
    6. Lat pulldown machine: 45kgs

    Any advice or feedback would be much appreciated. Thank you for reading!
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    Originally Posted by Skinnyguy4 View Post
    I've mostly been using machines, as I'm a bit intimidated by free weights.
    I was at first too, but trust me free weights are much more fun and better for you! Just try it, after a week or two you'll figure it out.
    And only deadlift with a belt.
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    Originally Posted by Bsztianek View Post
    I was at first too, but trust me free weights are much more fun and better for you! Just try it, after a week or two you'll figure it out.
    And only deadlift with a belt.
    I love the bench press (even though I suck at it) so maybe you're right.

    I'll have to get a belt though.
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