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J-94

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Wanna get in better shape for my senior year. Any gym recommendations?
 
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Getting in a better shape depends. Do you mean lose weight to get in shape, or gain weight/muscles to get in shape? There are so many different ways and techniques to approach this, thereforee you must narrow down your goals.
 

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Most places you have to be 18 or accompanied by a parent/ guardian the entire time.
 

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Getting in a better shape depends. Do you mean lose weight to get in shape, or gain weight/muscles to get in shape? There are so many different ways and techniques to approach this, thereforee you must narrow down your goals.
Lose about 25 lbs and then gain some more muscle
 

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Most places you have to be 18 or accompanied by a parent/ guardian the entire time.
I think it varies state by state...because all of my friends go unaccompanied and they're under the age of 18. A few are younger than me :D
 
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Lose about 25 lbs and then gain some more muscle
Well, this is going to sound cliched and typical, but the only way to go about it is to do a lot of a cardio and after you lose about 15 - 20 pounds, start lifting to gain muscles. Of course losing weight has to be done alongside a diet that consists of low fats and calories, and the amount your body needs really depends on the amount of exercise you do daily. There are sites that can calculate that for you, but they aren't 100% accurate, so a physician/nutritionist would help you most with that.

After you lose the fat, the easy part comes. You can either start eating A LOT of proteins and foods that contain necessary components like fish oil and other stuff, or you can buy a supplement but I don't recommend it AT ALL at your age. Your body can lose fat and gain muscle by the right diet and exercise faster than anyone older than you; you're at the perfect age.

If your body fat is consisted in certain places, I'd recommend YouTubing some exercises that concentrate on them so you can lose them. Along with walking, jogging, running on the treadmill, cycling, etc. you can do it all.

I am sorry I am not much of help, but there's really nothing more to say. The right diet and exercise will get you whatever you want. The "ideal" weight can be calculated, although not 100% accurate. You can use this: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
 

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Well, this is going to sound cliched and typical, but the only way to go about it is to do a lot of a cardio and after you lose about 15 - 20 pounds, start lifting to gain muscles. Of course losing weight has to be done alongside a diet that consists of low fats and calories, and the amount your body needs really depends on the amount of exercise you do daily. There are sites that can calculate that for you, but they aren't 100% accurate, so a physician/nutritionist would help you most with that.

After you lose the fat, the easy part comes. You can either start eating A LOT of proteins and foods that contain necessary components like fish oil and other stuff, or you can buy a supplement but I don't recommend it AT ALL at your age. Your body can lose fat and gain muscle by the right diet and exercise faster than anyone older than you; you're at the perfect age.

If your body fat is consisted in certain places, I'd recommend YouTubing some exercises that concentrate on them so you can lose them. Along with walking, jogging, running on the treadmill, cycling, etc. you can do it all.

I am sorry I am not much of help, but there's really nothing more to say. The right diet and exercise will get you whatever you want. The "ideal" weight can be calculated, although not 100% accurate. You can use this: http://www.halls.md/ideal-weight/body.htm
You were plenty of help. I'm gonna go to a local gym tomorrow and see about getting a personal trainer and start going after school and before i do my hw (ugh!) I wanna jump on it while im still young and maintain the habit, instead of waiting
 

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Isn't the op 16 or 17?
Shouldn't really be dieting or losing 20 pounds. Big weight gain and loss is not good at any age. Even more so at a young age. Working out is good. Hit the weights. Run. Don't diet or lose a ton of weight. Imo
 
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I commend you for taking the right step towards a healtheir life. Don't wait till you get older, because the older you get, the harder it gets. A personal trainer would be perfect for that helping you with the right exercises and reaching the body type you want.
 
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Isn't the op 16 or 17?
Shouldn't really be dieting or losing 20 pounds. Big weight gain and loss is not good at any age. Even more so at a young age. Working out is good. Hit the weights. Run. Don't diet or lose a ton of weight. Imo
Dieting doesn't necessarily mean starving yourself. Dieting simply means eating better, choosing a safer and healtheir meal, and most importantly giving your body exactly what it needs rather than stuffing it.
 

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Isn't the op 16 or 17?
Shouldn't really be dieting or losing 20 pounds. Big weight gain and loss is not good at any age. Even more so at a young age. Working out is good. Hit the weights. Run. Don't diet or lose a ton of weight. Imo
That i am (17 to be exact). I'm not really gonna diet so much as changing my eating habits. Less processed foods more organic stuff.
 

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Dieting doesn't necessarily mean starving yourself. Dieting simply means eating better, choosing a safer and healtheir meal, and most importantly giving your body exactly what it needs rather than stuffing it.
Agree but you encouraged him to lose 15-20 pounds first. Not a good idea imo
 

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That i am (17 to be exact). I'm not really gonna diet so much as changing my eating habits. Less processed foods more organic stuff.
Sounds like a good idea. Do remember this if u go hard core and work out every day you become a slave to your body. Keeping it looking good becomes a daily thing that later on you may not have the time or energy or desire for.
I am 31. I do cardio everyday. Abs every other day except weekends.
 

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Sounds like a good idea. Do remember this if u go hard core and work out every day you become a slave to your body. Keeping it looking good becomes a daily thing that later on you may not have the time or energy or desire for.
I am 31. I do cardio everyday. Abs every other day except weekends.
I have a feeling I'll be like that soon too haha (minus the 31 part)
 

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Agree but you encouraged him to lose 15-20 pounds first. Not a good idea imo
I gotta agree with Tarek on that. As long as you do it slowly and sensibly, it's okay to lose weight at that age. And you want to lose the fat before you try to gain muscle mass. This is due to the fact that you have to significantly increase your caloric intake (and the right types of food) to gain muscle mass. Losing fat requires burning more calories than you are consuming. It's not impossible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, but it's very, very difficult and best to just lose the fat first. And just to clarify, toning up the muscle while you're losing weight is not difficult to do. He said he wants to gain muscle, not just tone.
 

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I gotta agree with Tarek on that. As long as you do it slowly and sensibly, it's okay to lose weight at that age. And you want to lose the fat before you try to gain muscle mass. This is due to the fact that you have to eat large amounts of the right foods to gain muscle mass. Losing fat requires burning more calories than you are consuming. It's not impossible to lose fat and gain muscle at the same time, but it's very, very difficult and best to just lose the fat first. And just to clarify, toning up the muscle while you're losing weight is a not difficult to do. He said he wants to gain muscle, not just tone.
perhaps i should edit that to tone. I don't think i really need to gain so much as improve what i have. and thanks for your help ( all powerful moderator lady :D)
 

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You're welcome and good luck with it. Is there a gym at school that you can use?