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So basically I used to weight lift a lot from when I was 15-18 y/o and then stopped. Well I'm 22 and looking to get back in shape. I'm not over weight just skinny and ideally want to be ripped, tight, and strong again, but not necessarily huge or anything. I live a very busy life and I travel a lot so I decided to purchase the perfect push up and GoFit pro gym power tube system (heres a link to my purchase so you know what I'm working with http://www.gofit.net/site/gofit/product/82?link_id=25&link_section_id=62), their elastic bands with a different name, same thing though. My question is will these two products actually make me stronger and get me tight and ripped? My other question is that I've been working out for about 2 weeks now and for some reason my last 4 or so workouts (alternating upper body and lower body every other day) I will hardly be sore at all the next day, why is this? Well I'm working out I can feel the burn in every muscle like hell after I'm done (I exercise hard until I can't do it anymore). But the next day I just mildly feel a little sting like I didn't work out as hard as I thought. I take 400mg of magnesium after I work out, maybe I'm healing faster? I don't know any answers would defiantly help.



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nj_1117
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11/29/2008 5:10:21 AM
Basically I workout everyday. First day is all upper body and second day is all lower body. All of my exercises are done with the power tubes, and the perfect push up is used on my upper body work out days, obviously. All of my upper body exercises consist of three sets. The first set is made difficult with a lot of resistance for strength and I do about 7-10 reps. The second set is focused on speed and endurance with a little less resistance then the previous set and is about 10-15 reps. The third and final set has a resistance level that is in between the two previous sets and I do my max until failure. My lower body workout is the exact same layout in terms of sets and reps. I do not use any whey proteins but I eat a lot of complete protein rich food, I'm getting about 60-70 grams a day. As I've stated in my last post I am always exhausted after my workout and am very sore, but the next day just completely surprises me. I'm still curious if you can tell me whether or not my workout will actually get me strong and have a tight, ripped body? Thank you for answering my post I look forward to hearing more from you.


irishabs
Myfit Moderator
Yelm Washington Personal Trainer
11/28/2008 3:36:20 PM
Hi,
well it seems maybe that you are not getting enough reps or sets put into your routine. I usually have my clients change it up every 4 weeks or so but you might not have begun with enough.

What is your routine like? How many days a week are you working out? Magnesium helps but that won't make you heal that much faster.

Do you take any whey protiens?


irishabs
Myfit Moderator
Yelm Washington Personal Trainer
11/28/2008 3:36:20 PM
Hi,
well it seems maybe that you are not getting enough reps or sets put into your routine. I usually have my clients change it up every 4 weeks or so but you might not have begun with enough.

What is your routine like? How many days a week are you working out? Magnesium helps but that won't make you heal that much faster.

Do you take any whey protiens?





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