Exercise Questions | Cross-training

Hi, I am trying out your workout to ncrease muscle mass. Its the one workout where you change the number of reps each weeks. It says to do 6-8 reps the first week, 12-15 reps the second, and 1-3 reps the third week. Do the number of reps go along with all the intended exercises? Also, my main question is about the cross-training. It says to do cross training during week 4, what does that all entail? Thanks!!


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1/15/2008 5:54:00 PM
My goal now is to lose body fat without losing any muscle, maybe even gain a little muscle. My meals consist of egg whites and oatmeal with blueberries in the morning. Then lunches include grilled chicken with wheat pasta and green peppers. And later in the day consists of grilled chicken or boca burgers, with cottage cheese, peanuts, veggies and maybe a wheat pita. How does that sound? Plenty of water, no pop and very, very, little sugar.

Also, what are giant sets. I do a lot of drop sets, those are great. During week 4, instead of cardio stuff ( I have a knee problem right now), could I incorporate lifting weights with resistance bands attached? Then during the 5th week start over again with 6-8 reps? Sorry for the long response.

Personal Trainer
1/15/2008 9:55:55 AM
Hi there,

Yes, the change in reps goes will all the different exercises mentioned. Make sure you try drop sets, supersets, giant sets, negatives etc. This program will never let your body adapt to the stress you put on it and will continue to grow.

Cross-training refers to doing something you haven't done before cardiovascularly. Ie. Try a new sport every four weeks, it should challenge your nervous system and help keep exercising fun.

We would love to hear your progress. Are you also following the 6 steps to nutrition?


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