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How To Increase Chin Up Reps
How will lifting 40 lb weights vs.10 lb weights increase my calorie burn? I exercise regularly but want to drop weight quicker. Will this speed it up?
Build more muscle: increased muscle mass = increased muscle tone = increase caloric usage/burning = drop more weight. Don't rush weight loss....it must be done in a scheduled manner and people may lose things in different ways. Please stay strong and you result will show. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Healthy living : Eat a well balanced diet , exercise regularly , sleep well, avoid recreational drugs, tobacco and alcohol . Have your thyroid checked again as your medications may need adjustments . Also, have your doctor go over your meds to determine if having a low libido could be a med side effect . In addition, minimize stress . Current society is living fast paced lives leading to anxiety and depression. ...Read more
How many reps and sets should I do per muscle when lifting dumbbells at home? I don't want endurance, I want to build muscle up as much as I can.
6-10: The idea of reps is to work the specific muscle group to exhaustion and then rest it until your strength has returned. If you have a lot of endurance go as long as you can without causing pain, it will take a bit of trial and error. I suggested 6-10 reps per set to avoid pain and muscle injury. The number of sets is the number it takes to avoid painful muscle injury, try it out ! ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat healthy high : Calorie foods. Eat 6 meals/day. Work on strength training to build your large muscle groups. Workout w heavier weights w fewer repetitions. Sleep at least 8 to 9 hrs/night. Hydrate well w water. Foods to help w healthy weight gain: almonds, cashews, pecans, sunflower seeds, flax seeds, walnuts, hummus, avocados, granola, trail mix, dried fruits, extra virgin olive oil, canola oil, protein shakes, . ...Read more
Work out: Bulking up requires not only several sets with low repetitions (8-10/set) using heavy weight, but also is affected by diet and supplements. You can visit a local GNC or you can talk to a trainer at your gym to ask which supplements are best for your needs, your body type and your goals ...Read more
Big Guns: Going for big guns. These exercises help to build arm muscle: push downs, pin presses, dumbbell wrist curls, dips, rolling extensions, barbell wrist curls, preacher curls, chin ups, lying barbell triceps extensions, thick grip curls, concentration curls & lying dumbbell triceps extensions. ...Read more
You Wanna Get High?: The more you exercise the more your metabolism will ramp-up (to a limit, of course), especially if you do sprints 2-3 times a week. You'll notice it takes longer to cool down. Your basal metabolism will be increased in general and with the development of more muscle it will go higher (it takes a lot more energy to metabolize muscle than fat). Please don't do it with drugs. You'll regret it. ...Read more
Work up to it: The usual advice is for each exercise, find the amount of weight that allowed you to do ten repetitions. Do three sets of ten, grunting and straining for the last few. This will give you a burn. For each muscle group, do this three times per week. It doesn't take that long and you'll discover you can add weight in small increments. ...Read more
Intervals: Do interval training and mix up your routine every 3 weeks and take 1 week off every 4-6 weeks your body is smart and gets used to your routine and adapts thus stopping progress. ...Read more
Weight Training: If you have any medical concerns as to why you could not begin weight training consult with your doctor. Otherwise, if you are medically cleared, there should be no reason why you couldn't begin a weight training program. Start slowly and if you unfamiliar with weight resistance routines consult with an exercise physiologist. My best. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Eat well: Body weight related to your caloric intake and activity levels. For an active person, you should aim to consume about 2, 000 calories/day for minimum. If you want to gain weight you should eat foods rich in calories such as milk and milk products like yogurt and ice cream, eggs and meats.. But at this age your goal should be to have a healthy weight not put on extra weight. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Bigger biceps.: Three exercises to research for a bigger biceps will be barbell curls, dumbbell curls and slide curls. While slide curls should be done with lower weights, dumbbell curls and barbell curls can be done with heavier weights. Choose a weight that allows for 8 to 12 reps before muscle exhaustion sets in. Three sets of each exercise once weekly. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
My brother has weights that can adjust up to 20kg each. How many kg should I do to get more toned arms?
Toning uses lower: Weight at higher reps. Building big muscles uses higher weights at lower reps. For toning you can drop way down. ...Read more
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