2/29/2008 4:09:56 AM
| From the sound of your workout, it sounds like you are in good shape. |
if you are looking to build muscle mass you might need to scale back on the number of sets and focus on increasing the weight per rep.
If this is the workout you do every time you go to the gym, you might want to break up the exercises into focus areas (example : Chest and Bicep on one day;
Back and triceps the other, shoulder and core the next; legs and lower back the next; etc)
Lift heavier that normal, with the goal of exhausting the muscle to the point you need at least a couple of days to recoup.
I use to not believe in cardio, but have changed my opinion on that.
There are some considerations to remember-
Over training is a hindrance to muscle gains and weight loss- the body goes into a shutdown \ survival mode.
Some people are what is called "hard gainers" they can be doing everything right, it just is very hard for them to gain weight (normally build muscle); don't really know a sure fire answer to that one.
Again my recommendation would be to lower the number of sets and increase the weight. See if that makes any difference. If nothing else it would give your body a shock of muscle confusion.
Also consider some compound exercises- they are great for building lean muscle mass.