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    Quote Originally Posted by alatham21 View Post
    ok that actually helps a lot because someone told me the opposite. thanks for pointing me in the right direction!!
    No probs, any help we can give, post your questions up...
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    any tips on pullups??

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    Quote Originally Posted by alatham21 View Post
    any tips on pullups??
    What? how to do them or information on the exercise..
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    ive always struggled with pullups. i cant seem to be able to do them.

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    Quote Originally Posted by alatham21 View Post
    ive always struggled with pullups. i cant seem to be able to do them.
    Always perform a couple of light warmups on the pulldowns before you go to the chinning bar..As your back strength increases you will be able to do them no problem..Have a look at This Thread for some more information which may help you with the pullups..
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    thanks! im definetely going to start trying that

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    lol....Women do have to work harder than men to achieve a muscular physique
    Ain't that the truth!
    Eat clean = Stay lean!

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    Hi alatham21,
    when I started, I could not do them either, so I tried negatives first. Then I did chin ups because they are much easier (at least for me). It took me several months to be able to complete 10 pull ups. Now I do them twice a week as part of my workout. So my advice is simple: just do them, as many as you can, and with time they will become easier. Good luck!

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    i have been doing the negatives about twice a week and i think im starting to see a little improvement. i try to do 10, but sometimes i can only get to them once a week (i do them with my shoulder workouts) and i dont know if that is enough... but it is good to know that there is someone else out there who struggled with them but is now able to do them thanks!

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    I'm new to thise site.

    I was wondering if the Bowflex machine is as effective as they advertise? Thinkinh of buying one.
    I'm working out to build muscles and become stronger . The prob is my muscles are aching and burning, WHY,

    I'm working towards joining the Army or becoming a R.C.M.P officer.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BowflexGirl View Post
    I'm new to thise site.

    I was wondering if the Bowflex machine is as effective as they advertise? Thinkinh of buying one.
    I'm working out to build muscles and become stronger . The prob is my muscles are aching and burning, WHY,

    I'm working towards joining the Army or becoming a R.C.M.P officer.
    Hi welcome to the forum....

    The bowflex machine is one way of training, if you are training at home then the bowflex along with some free weights would be great...

    With regard to the muscle pain and burning, is the pain and burning whist training or after training, is the diet ok, with plenty of carbs after training, are you perhaps doing too much training.....
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    Default Really good to know but

    Hey Doug, I have just started training three weeks ago and i've been working out 3 days a week. Also, im following one of your routines for starters.

    The last few days I've been worried about gaining muscle and getting big if I eat too many carbs, so i avoid eating them. That's difficult because i feel like eating sweets 1 to 2 times a day (chocolate drink at night). Im happy with my weight but i think my arms are already big and i would like to lose some weight in that area so I focused my diet on protein instead of carbs (i still eat them, though)

    Can you give me some advice about it? I will still work out as always because im really excited about it but the eating stuff just give me a hard time sometimes.

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    Q. Is it true that lifting weights causes women to bulk up?

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    A. While on a weight lifting program, the right hormones (testosterone) are necessary in order to bulk up. Womenís testosterone levels are much lower than menís, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles. In fact, since muscle takes up less room than fat, women tend to lose inches when they strength train. So in addition to the physical benefits (increased metabolism, decreased risk of osteoporosis, increased strength), strength training will help you slim down too! Women, in fact, are more likely to tone up from strength training rather than bulk up. Research shows that women can add up to 30% lean muscle and end up looking thinner, feeling stronger and being firmer.


    Our society and pop culture seem to associate weight training with oversized muscles, but thatís just one avenue, which is extremely difficult for most people (including men) to achieve.


    Women with an intense fear of becoming large (likely due to these images and myths) as a result of weight training are at a disadvantage when it comes to their health. The problem most women run into isnít building too much muscle, but not building enough. This sets them up for increased risk of osteoporosis later in life, as well as a reduction in muscle mass of about 2-5% per year, which has an adverse affect on metabolism (and can result in weight gain).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriciabritoc View Post
    Hey Doug, I have just started training three weeks ago and i've been working out 3 days a week. Also, im following one of your routines for starters.

    The last few days I've been worried about gaining muscle and getting big if I eat too many carbs, so i avoid eating them. That's difficult because i feel like eating sweets 1 to 2 times a day (chocolate drink at night). Im happy with my weight but i think my arms are already big and i would like to lose some weight in that area so I focused my diet on protein instead of carbs (i still eat them, though)

    Can you give me some advice about it? I will still work out as always because im really excited about it but the eating stuff just give me a hard time sometimes.

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    Hi Your profile says that you want to get fit. Is that your true goal ?

    You wont get big, you cant, your body doesnt produce testosterone the same as a male would, it is testosterone that builds muscle. Females can obtain some muscle size but are very limited in the amount they can obtain. Females with high sex drives normally have a higher level of testosterone and may build slightly more than a female with a low sex drive.

    You cant avoid carbs, they are the energy source of the body, low carb diets use muscle glycogen for fuel and then switch to using muscle for fuel. If you lose muscle then your metabolism will slow down. With a low carb diet the energy source is fat, so it becomes a high fat diet. The best way to lose bodyfat is still use carbs but use the right carbs, the low glycemic carbs thats not going to release high levels of insulin. Eat frequently, at least 5-6 times per day.
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    Thanks for the information. I guess the kind of carbs i eta are not the best ones cause my problems is with sweets. My goal is to get nice arms, belly and also to tone up. After the training for beginners i will start the Super Toning training routine that you posted here. I dont know if i can train 5 days a week though. I will workout at least three to four times.
    Do you know something that could take me away from eating sweets besides my own will? Also, my problem is not all the time, just a few days a months.. lol

    Thanks a lot


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    Hi Your profile says that you want to get fit. Is that your true goal ?

    You wont get big, you cant, your body doesnt produce testosterone the same as a male would, it is testosterone that builds muscle. Females can obtain some muscle size but are very limited in the amount they can obtain. Females with high sex drives normally have a higher level of testosterone and may build slightly more than a female with a low sex drive.

    You cant avoid carbs, they are the energy source of the body, low carb diets use muscle glycogen for fuel and then switch to using muscle for fuel. If you lose muscle then your metabolism will slow down. With a low carb diet the energy source is fat, so it becomes a high fat diet. The best way to lose bodyfat is still use carbs but use the right carbs, the low glycemic carbs thats not going to release high levels of insulin. Eat frequently, at least 5-6 times per day.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Patriciabritoc View Post
    Thanks for the information. I guess the kind of carbs i eta are not the best ones cause my problems is with sweets. My goal is to get nice arms, belly and also to tone up. After the training for beginners i will start the Super Toning training routine that you posted here. I dont know if i can train 5 days a week though. I will workout at least three to four times.
    Do you know something that could take me away from eating sweets besides my own will? Also, my problem is not all the time, just a few days a months.. lol

    Thanks a lot
    It is normal to have low blood sugars when females are menstruating, this is the time when you can take in higher glycemic index carbs, What is your normal "sweets" that you have, ...lol
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    Thanks for your help,

    I love eating pastry but i guess i just have to balance my meals so i wont feel like i need to eat them really bad.

    Have a nice one
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    It is normal to have low blood sugars when females are menstruating, this is the time when you can take in higher glycemic index carbs, What is your normal "sweets" that you have, ...lol

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    Hi there
    I wanted to ask about somekind of workout for my friend,she wants to build up a little mass,cause now she is thin and pretty much weak,she is 18 years old,45 kg,1,62 height
    So if you could suggest somekind of workout,I would be grateful.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Justin22 View Post
    Hi there
    I wanted to ask about somekind of workout for my friend,she wants to build up a little mass,cause now she is thin and pretty much weak,she is 18 years old,45 kg,1,62 height
    So if you could suggest somekind of workout,I would be grateful.
    Choose a beginners workout from the workout section that should be perfect. Start with the weight that she is comfortable with, and she will know when to increase the weight as she gets stronger and more used to the routine(s). The beginner routine will get the Central Nervous System used to the exercises and is the best place to begin for that reason alone.

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    I know it is said that females can't get "huge and bulky" from lifting...but I want to become a little stronger looking and have bigger muscles. Not huge but definitly cut. Do you recommend that females do the bulking stage for a few weeks and then cut like men body builders do? Or just always eat to cut and workout to cut?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Doug View Post
    Q. Is it true that lifting weights causes women to bulk up?

    Women’s testosterone levels are much lower than men’s, so in most cases, they are not capable of building large muscles.
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    Hi Doug,

    One of my colleagues, has a higher than normal testosterone level compared to other females (had it tested). Does this mean weight training for her, is more advantageous, or not really? Will weight training, elevate her abnormal testosterone levels even more (i.e if she does squats and benchpresses)

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    Quote Originally Posted by darshan View Post
    Hi Doug,

    One of my colleagues, has a higher than normal testosterone level compared to other females (had it tested). Does this mean weight training for her, is more advantageous, or not really? Will weight training, elevate her abnormal testosterone levels even more (i.e if she does squats and benchpresses)

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    It varies with each person.
    How elevated are her levels?
    Does she have PCOS?
    Is she being treated for elavated testosterone?
    Is her goal hypertrophy or strength?
    What type & intensity training does she do?




    Personal experience has taught me that naturally elevated testosterone in women does not always correlate with hypertrophy or strength. Both of my sisters have this condition, and have an advantage gaining muscle...whereas I also have this condition and am not at an advantage ( I have to work very hard to gain).


    For health reasons, if she has reason to be concerned, she should talk to her doctor about correcting her hormones. Elevated testosterone and uterine cancer are correlated. Also increased risk of pregnancy loss. Hair loss, etc.
    Estrogen therapy & other treatment will counteract this.

    Otherwise, my family has had no outstanding issues with ^testosterone and training..

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shiraz View Post
    I don't know what all the fuss is about, I want to see muscle. I don't want to be big like Arnold and I know I can't be, but I really think a woman who is toned and has plenty of muscle looks great. I don't want to train like a girl! I am looking for a routine that is going to get me muscle and get me toned.
    haha I agree completly!!!!! I want see those biceps and some abs in there also and those nice quads coming out! I need some hormones lol!

    Great post once again,I wish I could tell women lift girl its for your health!! Forget the muscles!

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    i'm so glad you posted this. a female co-worker of mine lost 100 pounds but is still all flab. i told her to join me at the gym and i'll show her what she needs to do. all she ever says is, i don't want to get big muscles. ugh!!! i'll have to print this out for her.
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    Most women get too much info form those fitness books that still perpetuate the stereotype of wanting to get "toned" and not get "bulky" these 2 words are ridiculous and should be thrown out.

    Women need to realize that almost all women will never get that big and it's all due to the one magic word TESTOSTERONE! Men have been trying for years in the gym to get big and what has happened to them with their higher levels of testosterone, Not a damn thing!

    If working your smaller muscle groups really worked all that well, well then the women would be super lean because most of them hit these groups over and over again and make no gains or fat loss whatsoever as they will work their tris, abs, and inner and outer thigh and try and isolate their glutes till the sun goes down, and yet most of them make no progress as they never really work areas that will really change their bodies, ie, legs(squats and lunges w weight), Chest(different bench presses), and Back(pull ups-even assisted and deadlifts).
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    ^^^ Agree, completely. I think the best way for women to make these realizations is to actually lift weights and see how hard it is to gain muscle. It might actually be very comforting for them to do this and see for themselves.

    And yes - "toned" is one of the most annoying words. It seems to mean something different to everyone, like the word "attractive" or "hot."

 

 

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