Hey all, Finally took the step of getting a gym membership to get back into shape. Just thought that the gym membership was cheaper than to buy a whole new wardrobe of clothes. Just a little bit of background on my physical history. I was trained in Highschool as a track and field thrower. Threw mainly shot put & discus. And sometimes the javelin. This was a good 8 years ago...havent had a regular regimen excercise for a good 4-5 years. There are two areas that I would like to start working on. 1. Support muscle to the abs. It seems like I have developed a beer belly over the years, I am worry about the support muscles (like my back muscles) with all the strain over the years. Yes I know, I have to do crunches and so on to get rid of the belly...but I just want to make sure I got everythign covered 2. Upper body. I just recently moved and I realized quickly that I wasnt as strong as I was used too...so many stuff I was able to move by myself cant be done without another person or with me breathing heavily after its done. Maybe I am just getting older... any suggestions is greatly appreciated. also if you can provide any workout plans or resources please do. thanks for all your help.