Jumping into the lifting lifestyle at first can be intimidating. You don’t know where or how to start.
You go into the gym unsure of what you’re doing, (usually) surrounded by big, loud, cocky guys, and girls who are more concerned about how they look than their actual “workout.” But you just really want to get fit, but don’t know where to begin.
When people, especially girls, ask me questions about my workout routine, what I eat, “how do I tone up my arms, butt, tummy, etc.,” I always end up mentioning Bodybuilding.com in the conversation- which usually evokes a laugh followed by, “uh yeah, that’s a little too much for me…”
I understand, I thought the same thing in the beginning- of huge, oily, muscular men and women, flexing with a gritted smile; but it’s not. Bodybuilding.com has so much to offer to those who are starting to lift: video tutorials of exercises, free workout & meal plans, thousands of articles ranging from a variety of topics, and a massive online store of supplements and other products.
The foundation of my knowledge of lifting and nutrition is derived from Bodybuilding.com. Many of the exercises I do in the gym today are because I watched their tutorials. It’s from their site, I learned what types of foods to eat and not to eat- and why. I followed a free fitness plan in the beginning for awhile, until I knew enough to create my own.
Bodybuilding.com has such a vast amount of information that more people should take advantage of. Sure, you can pay some Instafamous individual (who doesn’t really care about you- just your money) X amount of money to create a unique meal plan and workout routine; but you can just as well go onto Bodybuilding.com and do essentially the same thing, all while educating yourself.
So, don’t be intimidated anymore about the unknown of lifting. It’s a learning process. Soak up as much information as possible and get goin’!
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