Two weeks ago started a workout routine of mainly barbell squats , deadlifts and barbell lunges every other day I dont want to lose any weight. I just want to tone up and add muscles. How soon should I see results . when should I increase my reps and weight? Any info would be appreciated!
Increase reps and weight when you can. React to your body's progress. You can google stuff like "how many reps should i do" and read a few articles.
Depending on your dedication and intensity, you should notice visible results in about 1.5~3 months. If you pay close attention and log your reps, which you definitely should do, you can notice minor progression very quickly, which is great for both motivation, and staying on that edge of pushing your body's limits, which is how we maximize results.
Remember, rest is crucial to muscle development. You can rotate body focus if you want to workout every day, like arms one day, legs next, core next, etc... but if you work the same muscles every day you will not be helping your cause.
You don't know how.long it takes it takes some people a day to build muscle fast and others it could be years
Hi Shawna. I started my latest quest on the thirteenth of Jan and I have not seen the results I was expecting. I'm trying to mix up my routines as much as possible. Check out my barbell workout. Later.
You can see results in roughly 4-6 weeks. You increase weights and reps when you feel like your workouts getting too easy for you.
If you are not eating right your results will be much slower. Focus on high protein foods, fruits veggies, and watch your carbs(sugars).
If you want to build muscle you should work out with weights between 67% to 85% of your 1 RM max for 6-12 reps for 3-5 sets and increase your weight as your 1 RM max increases or as your ability to perform the sets and reps improves(ie if you can easily make 12 reps for 3-5 sets). A good guideline for weight increase is 5# for upper body and 10# for lower body(but those values are not set in stone).
Muscle building can take as long as 6-12 weeks, but fat loss results can be seen quicker and thus give an appearance of muscle building. Also your weight lifted may increase quickly as well due to improved neurological connections between the muscle and brain, allowing your muscles to work more efficiently allowing you to lift more weight.