Get stronger, not skinnier?

4 posts | Original | Recent
 
Icon_missing_thumb
4 Posts
Feb 9, 2013 6:01pm
via iOS
I'm a teenage girl, and at 5'6 and 115 lbs, I don't need to lose any weight. I do want to start working out and becoming stronger, with my full body. Do you have any workout recommendations?
Icon_missing_thumb
4 Posts
Feb 18, 2013 1:24am
via iOS
Bumppp
Image_thumb
45 Posts
Feb 18, 2013 4:06am
via Android

Because you're just now starting to exercise, you should do 3 to 4 full-body workouts every week. Try to get in 20 minutes of cardio 5 to 6 days a week as well. I would recommend that your full-body workouts last about 1 hour and revolve mostly around pullups and pushups. Nutrition is also important. Because your goal is gaining strength and not losing weight, all you really need to worry about for now is adequate protein intake. Try to consume about 1 gram of protein per every pound you weigh each day. If you have any other questions, then ask away.

Icon_missing_thumb
1 Post
Feb 18, 2013 6:45am
via iOS
Hi..I'm 5'4 and I weigh 96 lbs..I'm also teenage..I've heard that muscle weighs more than fat..my friends are about 120 and I think it's cause they are strong..any tips or workouts that you think are good for me to build more Muscle in my arms and core.?
18 Feb
Pullups are good exercises for just about every muscle group in the upper body. They can be particularly good for the core as well if you point your feet out while performing them. However, most people, in my experience, are not able to do even one. Try starting out with pushups if you find that you are unable to do pullups; they workout many of the same muscles. If you're not sure where you can perform pullups, look up on YouTube "100 Places to Do Pullups."
Reply


Skimble-workout-trainer-download-app-recommended-programs

Download_app_store_ios Download_google_play_android_172x51


Workout Trainer Forums

Welcome Wagon

6,298 topics, 38,227 posts

Motivation & Support

8,507 topics, 41,569 posts

App Updates

35 topics, 94 posts

Ask the Pros

748 topics, 1,911 posts

Workouts and Programs

2,912 topics, 12,142 posts

Trainer Tools

22 topics, 59 posts

Featured Training Programs

10 Min Body Method 1

10 Min Body Method 1

Casual Time 1 Week
Functional Fitness 2.0

Functional Fitness 2.0

Moderate Time 3 Weeks
Kick-Off Mania

Kick-Off Mania

Moderate Time 2 Weeks
Lean Pilates: Control

Lean Pilates: Control

Casual Time 3 Weeks
Body Blast Bootcamp

Body Blast Bootcamp

Intense Time 4 Weeks

Featured Workouts

Upper Body on Fire

Upper Body on Fire

Intense Ic_time_32x32 30 mins  
Arms   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell, Bench, Pull Up Bar
Build Big Shoulders

Build Big Shoulders

Intense Ic_time_32x32 3 mins 30 secs  
Upper Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Barbell
Hot Buns

Hot Buns

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 42 mins  
Lower Body  
Stretch and Refresh

Stretch and Refresh

Casual Ic_time_32x32 10 mins  
Full Body  
Head to Toe Dumbbell Starter

Head to Toe Dumbbell Starter

Casual Ic_time_32x32 15 mins  
Full Body   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Dumbbell
Back to Barbells

Back to Barbells

Moderate Ic_time_32x32 25 mins  
Back   Ic_workout_dumbbell_32x32 Barbell, Pull Up Bar