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    2 weeks in and have newbie gains, what next?

    I am 2 weeks in and have some gains

    I am doing 3 things:

    Push ups

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    The first day I couldn't do one press up, so had to do 4 sets of 5 reps girl press ups. Now I can do 12 normal normal pressups in 2 weeks. So I feel like I'm building strength

    Is there any other upper body exercises, I should add to my routine? Maybe body weight for now or should I just stick to these 3 exercises for now?

    I don't want to spend too much money on weights or gym, just incase I quit. I want to see myself go past the 6 month mark first and measure my commitment level. So far, I'm liking the gains.

    I want to work on the upper body for the next 3 months before any other body part.
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    Originally Posted by ken979 View Post
    I am 2 weeks in and have some gains

    I am doing 3 things:

    Push ups

    Let me up

    laterial raise

    -----------------

    The first day I couldn't do one press up, so had to do 4 sets of 5 reps girl press ups. Now I can do 12 normal normal pressups in 2 weeks. So I feel like I'm building strength

    Is there any other upper body exercises, I should add to my routine? Maybe body weight for now or should I just stick to these 3 exercises for now?

    I don't want to spend too much money on weights or gym, just incase I quit. I want to see myself go past the 6 month mark first and measure my commitment level. So far, I'm liking the gains.

    I want to work on the upper body for the next 3 months before any other body part.
    If you're enjoying what you're doing then I don't understand your rationale, which is basically "I think I might quit so I won't commit/try". I can understand not wanting to be tied into an expensive gym membership, but most gyms will offer day passes and a few dumbbells from craigslist should be pretty easy/cheap to find now. There's lots of body weight programs out there, but you should consider doing your whole body and not just the upper body.
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    Originally Posted by grapegorilla View Post
    If you're enjoying what you're doing then I don't understand your rationale, which is basically "I think I might quit so I won't commit/try". I can understand not wanting to be tied into an expensive gym membership, but most gyms will offer day passes and a few dumbbells from craigslist should be pretty easy/cheap to find now. There's lots of body weight programs out there, but you should consider doing your whole body and not just the upper body.
    Yes, I got some cheap dumb bells. That's the only thing I have at the moment. It's for laterial raises. Maybe I try a one day pass in future to see if I'm hooked on not.

    I'm two weeks in, I figured out if I like doing the upper body for 3 months, I will want to do the rest of the body as well. I want to make sure, I don't quit. I like the results even though it's not much but there were times, I didn't want to work out but did it anyway. Afterwards it felt good because I'm felt the pump. I don't know if I have the drive for this to be honest. There are some thing I tried before and dropped, not exercise but other hobbies in life.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    If you're only going to train upper body, it doesn't really matter what you do.
    Do you think these 3 will be enough, what I mentioned previously?

    Also what time frame, should I change my routine? one month? 3 months?
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    Originally Posted by ken979 View Post
    Do you think these 3 will be enough, what I mentioned previously?

    Also what time frame, should I change my routine? one month? 3 months?
    If you're not willing to train lower body, I wouldn't consider it serious training so I don't really have any suggestions for you.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    If you're not willing to train lower body, I wouldn't consider it serious training so I don't really have any suggestions for you.
    I would but I only been doing it for 2 weeks. I do want to abs, upper and lower leg because I would look so much better. I agree with you. I'm new and worried and if I do too much, none of my muscles will build. I might be doing it wrong, I think I am doing wrong because my muscles are so weak.

    My age is a factor here too, I'm 42

    If I could work out how to build muscle, I move to the next stage.
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    Between this post & the lateral raise dizziness under extreme (room) temperature, you have a lot of worries and hesitation for someone who joined the site 15 years ago, which prob explains why you've only been working out for 2 weeks.

    If you don't want to do legs right now, that's your choice. But even for upper body, you should stop approaching working out like a test phase of your interest and commitment. And making excuses for your willingness to push yourself a little. You won't build muscle that way - not trying to be harsh, it's just the truth.
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    Originally Posted by TolerantLactose View Post
    If you're not willing to train lower body, I wouldn't consider it serious training so I don't really have any suggestions for you.
    ok you convinced me, I just started squats today lol. I think I did 5 set 10 reps
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