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Here is a useful table that will help you get an idea of how you should be training: To put on as much muscle mass as possible, you should be aiming to utilize the ATP/Creatine Phosphate/Glycolytic energy system. So, 75-85% of your 1RM, 8-10 reps, 3-5 sets, and 1-3 minute rest time between sets.


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If I ride my bike to the gym, which is a mile from my house, and back home, should I do cardio at my gym. A 1 mile bike ride really doesn't qualify as a "cardio workout". I am also lifting weights 4 times a week ... and I run for 15 minutes after my ... weight training I really don't think this is enough workout that you need to worry about ...


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This is purely my opinion based on my experiences as a bodybuilder. The answer to your question is twofold. If you’re competitive, or, plan to be, you should look at having one “cheat” day per week as a general rule. The other 6 days, you should try to eat as clean as possible. If you aspire to that eating goal, your diet would be optimum 86% of the ...


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To expand on the first answer, it depends. Cardio has two main uses: 1) It increases the amount of work you can do in a given workout session. As you get further into a workout, the aerobic system provides more and more of the energy used to lift the weights. Stronger aerobic system = more reps/sets completed. 2) It increases the calories your body needs ...


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This seems like a fairly reasonable projection, but keep in mind that as you lose fat, each pound (or kilo) of fat is harder to lose than the one before it. This means that your cut phase may slow down as you get towards the end. I wouldn't fret about this, its typical. I would also like to refer you to this article about this exact topic which I found ...


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Your current experience matters a lot. I typically start people off by focusing on the major compounds - Squat, Bench, Dead, Pull ups, Overhead Press - first in order to build strength and to not waste time in the gym. This is three times a week. Basically the program Starting Strength by Mark Rippetoe (I'd give this a read if your new) but with some slight ...



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