Advise needed on gaining muscles

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17 Posts
May 16, 2015 6:34pm

Hi,

I started working out to gain some muscles and stay fit. But i got some questions in my mind. Someone please clarify.

1. All websites suggest Whey proteins.. But I do not know I should take proteins before or after workout?

2. Recently I got some interest in running. Planning to slowly achieve 5K milestone. Will that make it difficult to gain muscles?

3. I usually workout 3 or 4 days a week. Will that be fine?

4. What are important facts\tips I need to know about gaining muscles?

Thanks

26 May
If you wanna gain muscles. .... low weigjts..high repetitions. .....
26 May
If you wanna gain masss....heavy weights with low reps
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816 Posts
May 16, 2015 7:07pm
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1) yes you should always feed your muscles protein. Before, after workouts, when you wake up, before you go to sleep. Get enough protein in your diet, that is key. 1 gram per pound.

2) running a lot can effect gains. 5k is not excessive.  I want to keep this short so check out this link.
http://www.muscleforlife.com/cardio-and-muscle-growth-friends-or-foes/

3) you should lift at least 4 times a week and save cardio for a 5th day. But do what your schedule allows.

4). Tips: research nutrition, lift heavy, lift smart, lift light, practice proper form.

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17 Posts
May 16, 2015 9:06pm

Hi Jovon,

Thanks a lot for the valuable tips.. I still have one more question. Should i use more weights with less reps or less weights with more reps?

17 May
Well that's a bit of a discussion. You need both really. I will say sense it sounds like you haven't been training for very long go with more reps. It will get your body use to the movements you will have more practice and can focus on form more easily. It will be safer as well. Make sure you are training til failure occurs so you know that you are pushing your muscles on those last 2 reps. And be sure not to make the mistake that a lot of guys tend to make and just focus your training on...
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May 17, 2015 9:31pm
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Thanks a lot for the valuable tips.... Hope I can step through right path and will see the expected result..

17 May
Just fall in love with the process, and you'll be alright bro
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May 18, 2015 1:52am
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Take a look at these, and check out the article I linked in the description which explains them. Ive seen good results from these.

Beginner Weight Training: Workout A
Beginner Weight Training: Workout B

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17 Posts
May 18, 2015 3:40am

Hi Patrick, Thanks for the reference.. The article is really informational.. 

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May 25, 2015 9:49pm
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Other members have gave you the right advice just remember it is a gradual change keep cardio at minimum, increase protein intake shakes before and after working out also include high protein and carbs in your diet. Avoid any shortcuts and keep it natural.

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