Never been in a gym before. Always fancied having a body like Bruce Lee. Had a couple of serious accidents in two consecutive years. Fitness and strength at an all time low.
That's the boring bit out of the way. I now have access to a gym at my new job. It's sitting right outside my office and it's full of big expensive stuff that I have no idea how to use.
We have spinning machines, rowing machines, treadmills, those eliptical mooching machines, kettle bells, free weights, weight bench, squat rack and loads of other gadgets lying around. We've also got something that they call the Bingo Wings machine with a cord connected to some weights that you pull on.
So what's your favourite bit of kit and why? I have asked at work but nobody touches the stuff. They just take off on the road bikes every day.
I'm just bewildered by the sheer amount of information and conflicting opinions available. So I'm also open to suggestions of any trustworthy literature, websites or even Youtube videos that can give me a better understanding of weight training. I think I'm just a bit scared to go off half cocked and get injured or just do something slightly wrong for ages until something goes pop!
I personally just want to increase upper body strength after breaking a load of bones and being idle for a couple of years. I would also like to be able to go longer and harder on the DH bike before fatigue kicks in. The cardio will come, now that I'm back on a bike but I'm perfectly open to using a spinning machine. Just interested in learning some good techniques to get me started.
Help me go from this;