Too shy to go to the gym

I am very skinny (52kg for 175cm) and looking to get """toned"""/stronger (more defined body) and i get extremely self conscious when people look at me in working out situations. I started working out only recently. I am improving my diet but I wonder if there is any workout routine that could help at home with just dumbells/barbell exercise and kinaesthetics, plank, sit ups etc.

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  1. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    IT'S ALL IN YOUR HEAD PUSSY b***h

    source: Used to be 51/186, now 75/186

  2. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You have to push through the embarrassment, it's the only way. Start going to the gym, maybe even just show up to look around the first time, and push as far as you're comfortable with

  3. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You're not shy, you're narcissistic
    >i get extremely self conscious when people look at me
    Nobody looks at you
    Nobody cares about you
    You aren't the main character of life
    You haven't earned the right to imagine that anybody else cares about you
    Everybody else cares about themselves and the people worth caring about
    Not you
    Get over your ego and go to the gym

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Is there really no way to just workout at home?

      I'm aware, I don't want to be visible. the last time I went to the gym (around 6 months ago) there wasn't alot of people and I noticed stares, maybe my form was wrong maybe i was looking weird, I don't know.
      I would feel better going to the gym if I was already a bit more beefy/defined.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        People might not be staring at you to be mean but if you’re only 114 lbs at 5’9” that’s freakishly skinny. There’s something fascinating about freakishly thin people. You would probably be good at rock climbing.

  4. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    https://greatist.com/move/quiet-home-workout#exercises
    This works?

  5. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Not trying to be an ass but if I was as skinny as you I would be self conscious too. You can gain lots of muscle by starting with some basics like push ups, pull ups, dips, rows, squats, just with body weight. Get some adjustable dumbbells for arm and shoulder exercises.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Yeah i got some dumbells, thanks for the tips.

      You will get some results working out at home and just eating better/more. But unless you want to spend quite a bit of money (just look up what a proper power rack, bench and weights cost), I would highly recommend going to a proper gym.
      Maybe just go when it is pretty empty? Used to go in the morning, nobody was there but a few boomers on the treadmill that did not care for anything at all...

      I'll probably go once I am a bit more confident in my body, been doing burpees, chest presses, push ups, bicep curls, will that help?

      How old are you?

      20

      picrel is me if there is anything in particular that i should work if any of you can point it out.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Well, everything helps, in your case, eat.
        Also add some more stuff in there, some lateral raises/overhead presses for shoulders, some rows for lats, some dips (just use 2 chairs) for tries...
        But seriously, just go to a proper gym ASAP. It will make your workout so much easier and effective.

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        I am in the same boat as you, I am 20 years old 6ft 67kg skinnyfat, I went to a small local gym recently and told them I wanted a membership and now they are giving me an induction Sunday. If an awkward sperg like myself can make that first small step, so can you. Good luck anon

      • 3 weeks ago
        Anonymous

        Meh, you're a bit thin but not "point and stare at the living stick man" thin.

        You can start bulking at home just by eating. Also there's nothing stopping you doing an entire calisthenics routine at home by yourself - although calisthenics is normally for people who want to get shredded or lose weight. If you were invisioning bulking up and getting muscular, weights and diet are really the only way.

  6. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    I was exactly the same. Exposure therapy. I.e. go anyway, and 100 sessions later you won't feel insecure. There's no way out of this that isn't uncomfortable so you may as well accept it and just start.

  7. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You will get some results working out at home and just eating better/more. But unless you want to spend quite a bit of money (just look up what a proper power rack, bench and weights cost), I would highly recommend going to a proper gym.
    Maybe just go when it is pretty empty? Used to go in the morning, nobody was there but a few boomers on the treadmill that did not care for anything at all...

  8. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    How old are you?

  9. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    Don’t let that shit slow you down. No one at the gym cares about you. I had the same dyel mindset about just waiting until I was a little bit bigger before I went and it postponed my progress. Do not leave for tomorrow what you can do today.

  10. 3 weeks ago
    Anonymous

    You know you're judging other people as judgemental when you adopt the mindset that people are thinking and critiquing you 24/7 right? People are constantly in their own heads. Even if they spot you, the idea of you will only occupy their minds for a few seconds and then it's back to themselves.

    • 3 weeks ago
      Anonymous

      Of course, there's the DYEL and mog threads on here where people take photos of random people at the gym to laugh.

      Even so, i'd recommend OP go to the gym, start adding more protein and 250-500 calories a day to diet and post follow up in 12 months.

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