Hello there, this is my first post on this website. I'm not sure how to explain my problem, but I will try to the best of my abilities.
I am turning 17 this month and to tell you the truth, I am grossly overweight. I am about 325 pounds.
I am trying to lose the weight now as I know later in life I will have many problems due to my heaviness.
I am not particularly that strong right now and I want to change that
One of the most interesting parts of exercise for me is muscle building. I walk about 20 minutes a day right now. I want to start lifting weights, How should I start off? I can lift 15-pound hand weights pretty easily. But can only do about 25-50 lifts before my arms start getting tired.
I am mostly interested in gaining muscle in my arms and shoulders. I have pretty good leg strength(Probably due to my weight, lol.) What would be the best and safest way for me to go upon doing this?
Also what foods should I eat to gain muscle faster?
Also, will walking and lifting weights put a strain on my heart? I have done this before and I get really bad pains leading from my neck into my shoulder. I can deal with the neck pain, but I don't want to be having a heart-attack.
One more question, since I am 17, I assume that I am at my peak of gaining muscle? So it should be relatively fast no?
And are there any supplemental vitamins I can take to further increase the muscle I gain? Like centrum or something?