Get stronger, not skinnier?

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Feb 18, 2013 6:45am
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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."
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Feb 18, 2013 4:06am
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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.

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Feb 18, 2013 1:24am
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Feb 9, 2013 6:01pm
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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?
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