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hiricinee t1_j7enoav wrote

People have no idea how much lifting helps. You skipped right to the hard part that helps the most.

My tip is to focus on the big muscle group exercises- squats, deadlifts, and bench/floor presses for your chest. If your goal is the mental health and general health benefits, and you're not doing a rigorous routine where you're focusing on every muscle group, your goal is to lift as much volume of weight as you can in as short of a time as you can.

Very good work though, you're a motivational inspiration.


RedditUser000aaa OP t1_j7evo07 wrote

Interesting points! Tbh there are times where I'd absolutely love to ignore the dumbbells, but I'd rather work my entire body so I can function better.

Thank you for the tips and for the support! I appreciate it.


Forgot to mention that while for now my goal is to lose weight and to keep myself mentally and physically healthy, I'm going to try and get into bodybuilding after I've reached my first goal.


hiricinee t1_j7f8azp wrote

Even if you make absolutely zero gains and look like shit, you feel great after getting into at training regimen and usually sleep better. Nothing has done better for my mental health-- though I've also gotten quite a bit of gains.


RedditUser000aaa OP t1_j7fa5kr wrote

I don't mind getting some gains, that'd be a bonus in my current state, but even if I don't I still feel proud from working out.

Also very nice to hear you've gotten gains, that's a lot of effort and that's something to be proud of.


hiricinee t1_j7fe2y7 wrote

It helps but if I had to pick between that and sleeping well/being motivated/ being less anxious I'd pick the mental benefits.