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... You hit the nail on the head when you said that your eating habits have gone to the dogs. That is your number one problem. ... (8 replies)
... I can't claim to be an expert, but reflecting what I've read, I'd say that your continued muscle tone depends more on the intensity of your effort than the volume. I'd up the weights and cut the reps, trying to work in the range of 6 to 8 sets to failure. ... (8 replies)
... in keeping trim and nothing beats weight training for sculpting a great physique. Cardio is also needed but if you follow a good diet then cardio can be limited to whatever you need to maintain cardiovascular health. ... (8 replies)

... Can I maintain muscle by lifting just once a week? ... (8 replies)
... time job, I only have about 6 hours a week to work out. ... (8 replies)
... In response to the main question, no. I believe you have to both eat well and workout a few times a week to mantain muscle. Perhaps diet is what you need to focus on more as it is not as time consuming as lifting is. ... (8 replies)
... Strength training will eventually help your metabolism because it builds muscle. It takes more energy to maintain muscle than fat, so you'll burn more calories per day just in your normal activities. ... (2 replies)
... hi, i was recently thinking about this topic and im curious to know what to do in order to maintain muscle. ... (5 replies)
... the muscle you have while losing fat also. ... (8 replies)
Lifting technique
Jan 24, 2005
... If you are maxing out at 4 reps, and then ending with a low weight, high rep set, Ive got bad news for you. This is a mass building technique. So never want to do more than 8 or 10 reps if you are trying to maintain muscle mass. And if you are trying to burn fat, you would want to hit between 12 and 15 reps. ... (5 replies)
... How much you have to do will differ person to person, but essentailly you just lift less often or a little lighter. ... (5 replies)
... As Naxis has said, you must continue to lift if you want to keep the muscle mass you've gained. Your body uses a lot of energy to maintain the muscle mass you get from lifting weights, and once you stop lifting it will be broken down as soon as your body decides you don't need it. ... (2 replies)
... It can be true. In order to build muscle you need to have a calorie surplus. The body needs enough calories to maintain current body mass AND build more. ... (3 replies)
... First of all good of you to start earlier but just beware that your body is still growing and developing. I am not a EXPERT in weight lifting but have been lifting for 10 years now so I can offer some suggestions. You'll find that just about everyone has there own personal opinion on lifting. ... (2 replies)
... your muscles won't just keep getting bigger and bigger if there is no extra work for them to do. ... (7 replies)
... You got it right. Resistance training is what causes hypertrophy, which is what builds muscle. Not cardio. Lifting is what keeps the metabolism up for hours later. It drops back to normal shortly after a cardio session. ... (6 replies)
... pounds. For the past couple of years I've been lifting weights 3x a week and doing cardio 3 times a week, both for about an hour each time. ... (7 replies)
... i am trying to get back in shape, after a little bit of 'hibernation' during the winter months. i estimate i have about 10lbs of body fat to lose, and i would like to gain a bit of lean muscle mass. reading through these posts, i am becoming a bit confused about the best way to go about this. ... (5 replies)
... I guess the first two weeks would be fun to be able to eat whatever you want. So, say like you did the zig zag approach, like one day eat more, the very next day eat less, etc etc. ... (84 replies)
... For two weeks, you eat more than your body needs. For example, if you need 2000 calories a day to "maintain" your current weight, during this "bulking" period you eat 3500 calories a day, and do a significant amount of heavy weightlifting to grow muscle. ... (84 replies)

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