You never go full retard
Join Date: Jun 2003
Location: back in the gym.
If you haven't lifted before or lifted in a long time don't use machines right off. Use free weights, especially dumbbells to do most of your work out. Even for stuff like bench/military press. You may ask why not just use the bar, and it's because using dumbbells starting off will develope your stabilizer muscles and it will get your muscles used to working out.
Over five thousand years ago, Moses said to the children of Israel, "Pick up your shovel, mount your asses and camels, and I will lead you to the Promised Land." Nearly 75 years ago, Roosevelt said,"Lay down your shovels, sit on your asses, and light up a camel, this is the Promised Land." Now Obama has stolen your shovel..., taxed your asses, raised the price of camels and mortgaged the Promised Land!