I notice every year a big influx of people in the gym in January. Here's what this thread is about: People who don't regularly go to the gym Post questions about things that you want to know, but don't want have to ask a trainer to get. People who regularly go to the gym Post tips about how to start out and answer questions that other people ask. Remember to limit it to tips for beginners, not other athletes. My tip: If you're starting out, at first do low weight with high reps. It'll build up your stabilizer muscles, which are smaller and can be injured if not built up a little first. The first couple of times in the gym, you should leave feeling sore, even though you feel like you could have lifted much heavier weights.