I'm just looking for input, I think....I posted awhile back about being really new to the weight training machines at my gym, having to stop running for awhile due to hurting my foot
Back then when I posted, I also said that I will not be doing free weights because that area of the gym is out of my comfort zone. I also am extremely protective of my back due to past spinal injuries and am going to stick with the weight machines for now. I've been doing the machines for about 2 weeks and have seen a big gain in muscle strength and definition, especially in my arms and legs. This is the routine that I have now. And I don't know the correct name of each machine either. I'm doing 3 sets of 10 reps each and these are the highest weights that I can handle at the moment:
- biceps 20 pounds
- inner thighs 100 pounds
- outer thighs (hip abductors?) 80 pounds
- seated chest press 70 pounds
- oblique twist 30 pounds
- seated ab crunch machine 90 pounds
- lower back extensions (very carefully!) 115 pounds
- leg extensions 30 pounds
- seated leg press (like a squat) 10 at 190, 10 at 210, 10 at 230 and 10 at 250...max that I've pressed is 290
Should I try to figure out more machines to add to this? I'm aiming to keep calories around 1500 and so far I'm doing good with that. I can see my body changing although the scale has not. Which is to be expected and doesn't bother me.
My plan for the moment is to keep those up and keep increasing the weights so that I'm not doing more sets/reps but rather doing harder and harder weights.