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 Post subject: weights or no weights
PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2012 10:27 am 
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I am using weights and they just dont seem to be working, do I leave the weights and stick to cardio


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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 10:52 am 
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Well, let's dig a little deeper. What exactly do you mean, "I am using weights and they just dont seem to be working."

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2012 7:20 pm 
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Like I can't gain any strength from doing them. My body just doesn't want to adapt.


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 17, 2012 1:40 pm 
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Is it possible you aren't eating enough or eating poorly? This could keep you from getting all of the benefit of weight training.

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PostPosted: Wed Jul 18, 2012 1:11 am 
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What types of exercises are your doing?
How many reps?
How many sets?
How long have you been strength training?
Do you take each set to complete muscle failure?

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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 9:49 am 
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What types of exercises are your doing?
How many reps?
How many sets?
How long have you been strength training?
Do you take each set to complete muscle failure?


I do use exercise machines a lot, focusing on my chest back and abs.
I tend to do 10 reps and see how many sets I can do, if I start to only be able to do 6-8 reps I'll stop and move on.

I've been strength training for a while now but have never stuck to a program


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 19, 2012 11:40 am 
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Well I would definitely say your strength issues are related to your training. I would suggest looking through (or following) the 19-week free training program. At least take a look at how the exercises are structured and how they progress. I would also recommend this article.

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