Complete beginner to any type of gym-based activity here, I'm on a budget using my friends Black Card to go to Planet Fitness. I'm trying to find a good workout split online but it's been pretty overwhelming honestly.
I'm what could be described as "skinny-fat," but for the purposes of the gym I just decided it would be better to bulk, I don't have enough muscle to justify cutting at all. I don't care if I get fat or how I look so much, I just want to be able to do things like push-ups and pull-ups. So far when I go to the gym I just use the isolation machines with the highest weight that I can maintain a decent form for until near-failure. Sometimes I am able to, most times I am not. More often than not, I'm limited more so by my ability to breathe than by my muscle endurance. I haven't been dividing the parts of my body I exercise by day so every day is basically full-body.
I don't think this is efficient, I've been told that you're supposed to feel it when you wake up the next day. I feel it as soon as I'm done and when I just leave but after like 4 or so hours it's like nothing happened. I think I'm either not training hard enough or not efficient enough?
A lot of the splits I see online involve free weights such as deadlifts which I don't have access to given that I'm going to a Planet Fitness. However, there are dumbells and smith machines available.
Any workout split recommendations given the context?