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    I started going to gym 2 weeks ago.. some ppl told me that if u want to develop mass, u should lift heavy weights, and some told me that if u want to develop mass then dont lift heavy weights.. so what shall i do? ..
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    (Original post by che guevara)
    I started going to gym 2 weeks ago.. some ppl told me that if u want to develop mass, u should lift heavy weights, and some told me that if u want to develop mass then dont lift heavy weights.. so what shall i do? ..
    Don't lift weights, eat a lot
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    (Original post by Vijay1)
    Don't lift weights, eat a lot
    Muscle is heavier than fat.

    EDIT: 3 times more heavier, I believe.
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    (Original post by Shamen)
    Muscle is heavier than fat.

    EDIT: 3 times more heavier, I believe.
    Yes but you need some fat to burn to make muscle. So gain some healthy fat, and then burn all the fat of to make muscle.

    Yes its about 3 times heavier
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    In my own, unprofessional, opinion, I think you should lift weights coz you're stetching your muscles at the same time, eat plenty of protein-rich foods (e.g. meat). In doing this, you're gaining mass, develop mass, improve your shape and become healthy... i dunno reeli.ask a fitness expert lol
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    take creatine
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    (Original post by Shamen)
    Muscle is heavier than fat.

    EDIT: 3 times more heavier, I believe.
    6 times...
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    well what do you want to do, gain mass, gain muscle or just lose weight , or just muscle conditioning

    if you wanna do muscle conditioning lift light weight with more reps but shorter sets,

    gain muscle lift heavier weight with smaller reps but more sets.

    gain fat eats fats, but good fats, dont do macdonalds and stuff, but meats etc...

    lose weight do kinda the same as muscle conditioning but less of and not a often, but work out


    N.B. if your gonna use the abs cruncher to develop ya abs, they develop really quickly but you need about less then 12%body fat to see ya abs.
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    (Original post by che guevara)
    I started going to gym 2 weeks ago.. some ppl told me that if u want to develop mass, u should lift heavy weights, and some told me that if u want to develop mass then dont lift heavy weights.. so what shall i do? ..
    to build muscle low wieghts high reps.
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    wow some not too great advice going round here.

    For a start, eating big alone will NOT mean you grow any muscle. you need to stimulate the muscle into growth by lifting weights. TO get max. mass I think you want heavy weights, but not so heavy that you can only do 2-3 reps (this is the range to increase strength, not mass). Aim for maybe reps of 6, and chose a weight that will make the 6th and final rep really push yourself. The aim is to break muscle fibres, and so your body will grow them back even larger. After a number of these breaking downs and building ups you will notice the muscle gets bigger.

    Second, bodyfat does NOT turn to muscle, so don't eat fat "to turn to muscle". Eat protein, this will be broken down to amino acids and then remade into miscle fibres when your body repairs. But also don't cut out other stuff, keep eating healthy food and eat a lot. Your body will not put muscle on if you are not eating enough calories, and so if you workout and are not eating enough you may even lose muscle mass.

    Do one muscle group at a minimum of 3 days apart (except maybe abs which can handle less than that, especially when youve been training with the same program for a number of weeks), and do all the streching and warming down stuff afterwards. Make sure you have something to eat either half an hour before going to the gym or straight after you've been like a sandwich or something.

    And yes if you want to get big take creatine.. but dont take it if you are just starting, take it after a few weeks at least once you get into the routine and know what youre doing
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    Carbs and weights...again for help go to www.muscletalk.co.uk
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    (Original post by se77en)
    take creatine
    I wouldn't bother with creatine, if you do take it you will end up with big muscles but then you will have to keep taking it otherwise they will go away again, unless you train very very hard once you stop.



    The best way to put on muscle mass is to work on the 10 rep max principle.

    First of all you lift a weight that you struggle to do the 9th and 10th rep of, then once you have done this, you drop some weight off and do another 10 reps.

    As you progress through this training you will find it easier so will increase the weight until you can only just do 10 reps again.

    Do about 3 sets of the above with a couple of minutes rest between sets.

    You can apply this to any exercise that involves lifting weights.

    Then eat lots of protein rich food after to help your muscles grow and repair themselves.

    Also dont do it two days in a row, as the muscles need time to heal after they are stretched by lifting the weights, so leave it a couple of days before working on the same muscle groups again.
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    take whey protein 3 times a day and lift really heavy weights. This is how you build up. Then you if u want to get cuts and get toned, do small weights but with loads of reps.
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    Theres no need to gain fat to burn to make muscle. Muscle will develop itself when it is used, but in order for this process to happen without negative effects on said muscles, you need to increase your intake of proteins (meat etc) as muscle is essentially protein and so this is what your body will use more of when you build muscle density.
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    Echem. I think that all of you miss the point.

    TAKING PROTEIN 3 TIMES A DAY WILL GET YOU KIDNEY FAILIURES, IM I GETTING THROUGH TO YOU?

    LIFTING HEAVY WEIGHTS CAN CAUSE YOUR MUSCLES AND SKELETAL: SYSTEM MUCH DAMAGE DO YOU UNDERSTAND?

    BURNING FAT PRODUCES SWEAT AND ENERGY [HEAT] + KINETIC. IT DOES NOT MAKE AMMINO ACIDS!

    CREATINE WILL HELP YOU GET THOSE RESULTS FAST SO THAT YOU| HAVE SOMETHING TO WORK ON FOR A START!

    Feeh. btw. Before you go pumping weight, make sure to work on your fitness first. Overdoing it will leave you crimples for the rest of your life.
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    (Original post by Vijay1)
    Yes but you need some fat to burn to make muscle. So gain some healthy fat, and then burn all the fat of to make muscle.

    Yes its about 3 times heavier
    cold fire
    dry water
    healthy fat
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    im amazed by the amount of bulls**t flying around. Eat plenty and lift heavy weights (but make sure your form is good to start with). bear in mind it will take time so dont be impatient. And dont be gay and start taking creatine, PHs or any other homo supplements. Protein powder is all you shoudl ever consider in your position.
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    Wellp, those people who gains a lot of mass use tablets to help them reach their potential big body thingy.. Unless you do this, and just g purely on lifting heavy objects youre body is gonna be in really good shape..
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    (Original post by Shamen)
    Muscle is heavier than fat.

    EDIT: 3 times more heavier, I believe.
    No it's not :damnmate:

    1kg of muscle weighs exactly the same as 1kg of fat, funny enough.

    HOWEVER. Muscle is more dense than fat - approximately three times more dense.

    Hence a volume of muscle will weigh three times as much as fat.
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    (Original post by che guevara)
    I started going to gym 2 weeks ago.. some ppl told me that if u want to develop mass, u should lift heavy weights, and some told me that if u want to develop mass then dont lift heavy weights.. so what shall i do? ..

    Listen,

    Buy RING MAGAZINE, in the classifieds section is supplement pullout catalogues for awesome workout assistance pills ect. All legal, they up your metabolic rate, increase blood flow ect

    You need to target specific groups. I guess like us all your working on abs right? Targeted abdominal work outs with assistance. I gained 2 % muscle mass in a few weeks.
 
 
 
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