Training Questions and Answers

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Q. A guy at the gym told me that more than 8 reps won’t help me build muscle. Should I always do less than 8 reps?
A. It’s true that lower repetitions (6-12) will help you build size and strength. Higher repetitions (12-20) will build muscular endurance. However, there is nothing magical about the number eight.

 

Q. I’ve been using the circuit of machines in my gym. I do 12-15 repetitions of 10 or 12 exercises. I haven’t really see results after the second or third month. How do I start making progress and gaining muscle again?
A. Circuit training is a good way for beginners to train. But it’s not the best way to build a lot of muscle.

Q. Should I do single or multiple sets per exercise?
A. This system of training was very popular in the late 1980’s and early 1990’s, although it’s been popping up in various guises since the early part of the twentieth century.

Q. When is the best time of day to train?
A. The best time of day to train depends largely on you and your schedule. The benefits of exercise in the morning is that the gym is quieter, so you don’t have to wait around to use the equipment

Q. I’ve been following the 6-day split routine from Arnold Schwarzenegger’s Encyclopaedia of Modern Bodybuilding for 6 weeks. In the last 2 weeks, I’ve been feeling really tired and drained. I don’t even feel like training anymore. What’s wrong?
A. It sounds like you’ve fallen into the classic trap of overtraining. Which isn’t surprising, considering what you’ve been doing in the gym.

Q. When should I do my cardio - before or after weight training?
A. Neither. Instead, I suggest you do your cardio on separate days.

Q. When I go to my gym, I’ve seen a few personal trainers getting their clients to do exercises on balls or wobble boards. Do these things work any better than normal training?
A. The use of balls and wobble boards has become very popular in the last few years. Training in an “unstable environment” is supposed to improve your balance and strengthen the “core” muscles.

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Andy   |.
Q. When is the best time of day to train?
A. The best time of day to train
depends largely on you and your schedule. The benefits of exercise in the
morning is that the gym is quieter, so you don’t have to wait around to
use the equipment.


wouldnt it be better to train like after breakfast so
your recovering muscles get all the protein and nutrients it needs throughout
the day in your meals ???
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