Weightlifting

Lifting barbells as a competitive event or conditioning exercise. Questions about training, rules or techniques are welcome here.

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How long does it take to see weight lifting results?

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You can get results in 1-2 weeks. That is, you can 'feel' some muscles growing, but dont expect to look noticably different. On the first day lift weights for about 30 mins, and make sure you lift weights that are 'reasonably heavy' but not to an extent that you are struggling after the 3rd lift (rep). Your muscles must hurt for a few days after this session, to the extent that when you extend your arm it hurts, and when you do a sit up it hurts. If they don't , you need to go back and lift heavier weights. Once you have completed this initial session, you need to increase your weights marginally each session. For toning your body you generally go for less weights but more reps. For big muscles you go for bigger weights but fewer reps. Also, make sure you rest your muscles for at least 48 hours otherwise you could actually go backwards! So on day one you might do biceps and abs, on day 2 you do chest and triceps. If you go to the gym 4 or 5 days a week, I promise you will notice some difference (or moreso 'feeling' ) in about 2 weeks. After 4 you will notice your biceps and chest musles will be bigger. After 6 bigger, etc etc. The more results you get, the more research you can do on better exercisies , diet, etc. Finally, its important to know how muscles develop: when you lift weights you are sort of 'damaging' or tearing your muscles. Your body needs to repair them, which it does in the 48 hour rest period, but actually makes the muscle slightly bigger 'just in case'. This is why you need to increase your weights marginally after each training session.
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How much can the average man incline bench press?

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Incline bench press average would depend on the person weight and if they are a beginners or not ... but I have compiled a list for beginners ... Weight ... lift lb ... 105-120...156lb 121-135...171lb 136-155...186lb 156-170...201lb 171-185...216lb 186-205...231lb 206-225...246lb 226-245...258lb 246+........264
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What are the advantages and disadvantages of weight training?

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Weight training, which is a subset of resistance training, has several advantages and disadvantages over other forms of training, or lack of training at all. Advantages: It can help you to build bigger, stronger, and more powerful muscles. It can help sculpt your body into a more functional and attractive shape. It is one of the key ingredients to promote a healthy lifestyle. It can increase your resistance to injury and some diseases. It often improves your mood, self-esteem, and outlook on life. Disadvantages: It can introduce injury and pain if done incorrectly or excessively. It takes a lot of hard work and dedication to achieve high success.It requires a balanced, nutritional diet to be fully effective. Equipment or membership to a gym can be expensive.
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How many inches can a man gain on the arms in a month doing weight training?

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'5' whoever wrote that really helpful you are, giving someone the wrong answer. This question is not answerable there are too many variables. For example F.I.T.T (frequency, intensity, time, type) basically how hard you train, how many times you train in a week, how long you train each session, and what type of training you are doing - (3-way split, 4-way split, drop sets, interval, continues, ect.) There is a lot of controversy surrounding the way people train and how they build mass because everyone is different. Also some other variables are, diet, genetics (to a degree), actually i'll save your time by shortining this answer and mine by writing the short answer. There is no correct answer to that question, try it and find out. ! any other questions e-mail me @ joshcook367@hotmail.co.uk and i will answer any questions Thanks!
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Can you do pushups every day if you lift weights 3 times a week?

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It all depends on how you train. if you are lifting "easy" (i.e. the typical 10-15 rep x 3 sets type of lifting) then you could easily fit in daily pushups to compliment your easy going training. this type of training will mainly tone your body. you can train everyday on this type of workout without any problems as your body will not undergo a huge amount of physical strain so it will not require much recovery time. however if you are training hard and heavy (i.e. 4-6 rep sets where the 7th rep is failiure) then I would recommend you fit the pushups in on your off-days but don't do anything on your 2 consecutive days off as your body will need to recover. this type of training will mainly bulk you up (with the right diet) and give you bigger muscles. it is recommended to do each muscle group once a week (e.g. day1 chest, triceps, day2 back, biceps, forearm, day3 shoulders, legs, abs) to give the muscles a full week to recover. the main thing to remember is your body needs to recover in order to grow and be ready for heavier training. which is why i wouldn't necessarily advise doing pushups every day... there are many ways to weight train, with many different results. its hard to ask a general question like this without explaining how you are training, what your diet is like and what you are trying to achieve with your body. if you are serious about training and achieving your goals, then you will no doubt be attending a gym regularly, in this case 3 times a week. The best thing to do is ask one of the personal trainers at your gym.... look for the personal trainer that has the body type best suited to your goals as he/she will probably have the bet advise. tell them your training regime, diet type, sleeping pattern, and the goal you are trying to achieve. Most of the serious guys in your gym will be very happy to give you advise trust me, just make sure you are comprehensive with your questions.
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Is Dark Matter good for building muscle?

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Dark Matter has got nothing to do with building muscle! It's "stuff" that may not even exist! It's usually ok, just be careful of spontaneous black holes and blinking out of existence. Another view: If dark matter does exist and has the properties postulated by cosmologists, then it would be no good for building muscle. It interacts so weakly with ordinary matter that you would be unable to lift it - it would pass right through you.
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Why is weightlifting good for you?

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Weightlifting is good for you for several reasons. It gives you more energy and wakes you up in the day. it also makes your body release more endorphins that make you feel happy and more testosterone that also makes us happy and more sexually active. It is perhaps the best form of exercise to increase bone density and also to strengthen ligaments, joints, tendons and muscles. due to these advantages weightlifting can seriously reduce your risk of injuries in heavy contact sports or just risky activities. weightlifting also increases your metabolism throughout the whole day so you will burn of more calories and fat. These are just a few of the reasons why weightlifting is good for you and everyone could benefit from it.
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How long per day should you lift weights?

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It's not how long you do it but what you do. If you're lifting (not warmups) for more than 45 minutes then you're not working hard/efficient enough. If you're doing the right exercises, you shouldn't need more than half an hour after warming up.
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Is doing the dead-lift and straight leg dead-lift bad for your back as you are always told to lift with your knees so you dont hurt your back also is doing squats bad for the back?

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It is important when doing exercises such as deadlift or squat to always keep what is called a "neutral" back. This is when you arch your back. If you do this, you do not have to worry so much about bending your knees. Yes, the "experts" tell us to keep the torso straight up and bend the knees when lifting but the true secret is to keep a neutral back to avoid back injuries--it doesn't matter if you stay straight up or not as long as your back is arched back.
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How can you improve your strength?

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Here are a variety of opinions: You can improve strength through correct diet and exercises. Your diet should have lots of protein in it, if you work out hard, so your body will get enough energy to grow muscles. Make sure all your muscle groups get enough exercise (because, for example, when you only train your abs and pecs and you ignore back muscles, you can get bad back pain). Lifting weights regularly and healthy eating will increase your strength and build lean muscle. Try squats and dead lifts and eat foods with plenty of protein. Do weight training no more than three times per week. Yes, the best overall approach to build lean muscle (or to build muscle and burn fat) involves three components: Strength/Weight Training Eating correctly, correct feeding frequency, sufficient protein Cardio exercise (if you also need to burn fat. In my opinion, don't strength train more than 3 times a day. To gain pure strength its not about muscle gain its about neuromuscular coordination, meaning more muscle fibers are recruited and your muscles become more efficient in the lift. To do this you will want to lift heavy heavy weights, the most you can lift for 1-5 reps, if you can do more than 5 reps, your weight is too light. Tempo is another important factor in gaining strength. You should vary your tempo fairly frequently as well as changing your workouts every few weeks. The most common tempo is 30X0 which is a 3 second lowering or eccentric phase with no pauses at the top or bottom and as fast as you can in the lifting or concentric phase. Isometric holds can be added at points of weakness to improve in those areas, but isometrics are only applicable in a 15 degree range on either side of the position they are held. For in-depth information about how to build muscle and improve strength, and for the free programs and plans to show you how to do it, see the page link, further down this page, listed under Related Questions. .
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How important is whey protein for bodybuilding?

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Whey protein is used just to supplement one's extra protein in a diet, it is not necessary to use in body-building or weightlifting if you have sufficient protein from your normal diet. However, whey protein is widely used because of its convenience.
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Should you lift weights during basketball season?

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In my opinion, definitely. Strength plays a huge part when playing basketball and it is important to keep your muscles in shape. I would not recommend lifting weights before a big game or during playoffs.
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Do world strongest man competitors take steroids?

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NO! It is illegal, and if they do and they are caught, (let's just say, they aren't the worlds "strongest" men).
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What is a Good morning weight lift for women?

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Assuming you are asking about the specific lift, Good Morning, this is a wonderful lift to do, assuming you focus primarily on practicing good form. This is an exercise that requires you to simply stand up straight, head up and chest out, feet shoulder with apart, toes slightly facing out. You flex at the hips and bend forward, keeping your back straight, head up, and move your butt straight back. Make sure your shoulders are directly over your toes (do not fall forward or let your heels rise off the floor). Bend until your torso is about parallel to the ground and return back to standing position. Basically, you are performing a theatre or concert bow. Go ahead and bow. Now look forward, straight flat back, and spread your legs about shoulder width while sticking your butt back slightly to position your shoulders over your toes. As I come up from the bend I always tell people it is like waving hi and saying "good morning". Cheesy yes, but it get a chuckle from people.
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How much a ninety pound kid should bench press?

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If your 90 pounds you should be benching 90 pounds, you should be able to bench your own weight An age is typically useful, but 90 lbs. should be the goal (bench your own weight). My cousin is 12 (turning 13 next month) and he weighs 90 lbs, but bench presses 120. I'd say he is very strong for his age and weight but, yeah I'd say 90 lbs. is a good goal to reach.
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Get hives after weightlifting?

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I just started getting hives after lifting weights last week. it's terrible, my whole face gets red spots and super itchy until the benadryl I've started taking kicks in. but it only seems to happen when i bench press near my max. you might be allergic to your sweat or the towel used to wipe the sweat or the laundry detergent in the clothes are being moisened to irritate the skin.
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What is mariusz pudzianowski diet?

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Well a huge guy definitely needs a huge amount of food, Here is a quote from Mariusz' of his diet, Breakfast is 10 eggs and 2-3 pounds of bacon. Between meals, I eat lots of candy. I need it for energy. Lunch, at 1 or 2 p.m., is a double meal of a Polish pork chop, sauerkraut and potatoes. An hour later, I work out, then take lots of supplements: magnesium, creatine, amino acids, all that stuff, and more chocolate. Dinner is whatever meat I can get: steaks, pork chops, bacon, plus more sauerkraut and potatoes. After I work out I have a protein shake and more chocolate. He eats everything and anything he wants, I guess you have to if you are 273 lbs and one of the worlds' strongest men.
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What would describe a Bodybuilder?

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practising bicep curls with the bags(full of dozens of egg whites) from the grocery store....
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Why did you pass out while lifting weights?

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the higher the weight being used the more your muscles need oxygen,if high weights are being lifted in many repetitions then more oxygen goes to your working muscle and your body us deprived of a lack of oxygen...this therefore makes you pass out.
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Who invented weightlifting?

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Nobody invented it, it's just evolved as an idea since we've been able to lift ourselves off the ground with our legs and arms.