Originally Posted by duecestang
well i have nt worked out in about 8 years... since i was like 21.. so i need to loose some body fat especially around my abs.. and bulk up on my chest and arms... i just wanna be in shape, feel good. thanx
The apartment gym prob caters more to women than men. With that $160 you have extra a month I would get a gym membership at Golds, Ballys, 24 Hour, etc. Most of what I learned over the years is from watching the bigger guys in the gym and then asking them a couple questions about the excerise they just did. Too many questions and you piss them off. With a new membership, you should get 1-3 free training sessions with a trainer. Take in the most info you can with them and then apply it.
To get rid of the fat, defintely watch your diet. Eat more tuna, chicken breast, no sodas, more water and less beer. Your carb intake should be stuff like oatmeal, white and brown rice, and whole grain breads. Eating healthy is way more expensive than eating unhealthy, in my experiences anyways. Also do 30 min cardio 3-4 times a week. A dry sauna is also good.
To build up your chest do 3 sets of flat dumbell press followed by 3 sets of incline barbell press and then 3 sets of flys with dumbells or a pec-deck. Pyramid down wih the first set being 10 reps, raise the weight and do 8 reps on the second set, then raise the weight and 6 reps on the last set. For the guns, do three to four different excercises such as, preacher curl, standing dumbell or sitting dumbell curls, concentration curls, barbell curls, or some type of cable curl with a straight bar. For your back do the cable front pull down, cable rows and pull ups on a pull up weight assisted machine.
Good Luck, dont give up, and let us know the results.