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andys_trim 12-17-2010 03:42 PM

My girlfriend is coming to the gym
 
After over a year, I have finally convinced my girlfriend to come to the gym with me. Does anyone have any suggestions (or links to your suggestions) for a workout that I can help her with. I know she can't be doing the same things I am, since she is just a beginner. But I want her to enjoy it as much as I do and hope to make it a part of her life. Any help is appreciated.

PCT 12-17-2010 03:45 PM

best adive i can give you is let her do her own thing and you do yours... everytime i try helping my gf she questions every lil detail of what i am telling her...

andys_trim 12-17-2010 04:00 PM

She asked me to come with and help her so I want to at least try

glwanabe 12-17-2010 04:01 PM

Don't have very high expectations the first visit. Especially if you had to convince her.

Just make her feel comfortable and answer questions. Let her try what you do at an appropriate weight. Make it fun. Don't go in expecting this to be a hardcore session for you. This is time you need to spend as her mentor, in what is happening.

She needs to feel empowered to want to come back, not as though she doesn't belong. Anything she does is an acomplishment.


If she shows interest in having a program of her own to follow, then have her do a basic fullbody program. Keep it very simple, and keep the weights light.
This is more about getting a taste of what a workout is, rather than having the meal.

Once she decides she wants to push a little harder, then the 2nd set should be upped to make it harder. Build from there.


squat..........2x10
pulldown......2x10
press..........2x10
bench.........2x10
BB/DB curl...1x10
tricep move.1x10
abs

TitanCT 12-17-2010 04:05 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by glwanabe (Post 100070)
Don't have very high expectations the first visit. Especially if you had to convince her.

Just make her feel comfortable and answer questions. Let her try what you do at an appropriate weight. Make it fun. Don't go in expecting this to be a hardcore session for you. This is time you need to spend as her mentor, in what is happening.

She needs to feel empowered to want to come back, not as though she doesn't belong. Anything she does is an acomplishment.


If she shows interest in having a program of her own to follow, then have her do a basic fullbody program. Keep it very simple, and keep the weights light.
This is more about getting a taste of what a workout is, rather than having the meal.

Once she decides she wants to push a little harder, then the 2nd set should be upped to make it harder. Build from there.


squat..........2x10
pulldown......2x10
press..........2x10
bench.........2x10
BB/DB curl...1x10
tricep move..x10
abs

nice post and i completely agree.
if you want it to be something she continues...make it fun for her. take an easy night for yourself like GL said...exactly.

andys_trim 12-17-2010 04:14 PM

Thanks guys. She was a dancer so the iron is completely new to her.

rippednmichigan 12-17-2010 05:37 PM

Nnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

glwanabe 12-17-2010 05:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by rippednmichigan (Post 100078)
Nnnnnnoooooooooooooooooooooooooooo!!!!!!

That was my first thought as well.

andys_trim 12-17-2010 06:22 PM

Why not?

glwanabe 12-17-2010 06:32 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by andys_trim (Post 100090)
Why not?

It's all good Andy. Take her and have fun. There will be other places that you can have a man only place.


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