I need help with getting definition in my abs and arms

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    Jan 17, 2011 11:48 AM GMT
    I live in a dorm and have very limited space and time. What can I expect from doing sit ups and push ups? What other ab exercises can I do? How many sets/reps should I do? Very inexperienced with working out and appreciate any advice I can get!

    Thanks, guys
  • helios01

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    Jan 17, 2011 3:59 PM GMT
    scholl gym? fee usually included in ur tuition.
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    Jan 17, 2011 4:02 PM GMT
    There are some great ab routines online that will target all parts of your abs and all it requires is a floor or something to lay on.

    When you Google "ab routines" I think the first link that comes up is from Bodybuilding.com which is an amazing website to turn to. Do some research. No one will want to spoon-feed you answers.

    Besides, your school should have a gym, make use of that because you are already paying for it.

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    Jan 17, 2011 11:05 PM GMT
    Thanks for that website! And sadly my school doesn't have a gym, because it's a small college in manhattan and focuses solely on academics. So no funding for a gym.
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    Jan 17, 2011 11:11 PM GMT
    MrYoung10 saidI need help with getting definition in my abs and arms
    Use a high definition camcorder.
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    Jan 17, 2011 11:16 PM GMT
    Come workout with me at Equinox! icon_smile.gif
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    Jan 17, 2011 11:56 PM GMT
    Brandon112586 saidCome workout with me at Equinox! icon_smile.gif


    I wish, but isn't Equinox like somewhere around $175 a month? I'm a college student. lol
  • justinlee86

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    Jan 17, 2011 11:57 PM GMT
    Cardio and ab exercises at home...
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    Jan 18, 2011 8:01 AM GMT
    KSUOWL saidThere are some great ab routines online that will target all parts of your abs and all it requires is a floor or something to lay on.

    When you Google "ab routines" I think the first link that comes up is from Bodybuilding.com which is an amazing website to turn to. Do some research. No one will want to spoon-feed you answers.

    Besides, your school should have a gym, make use of that because you are already paying for it.

    Wow, it's been a while since I've been to www.bodybuilding.com, I used to visit it a lot and learned a lot from the articles there.

    Anyway, MrYoung10, I did a quick search on the www.bodybuild.com website. There's this article that still requires to you buy a couple pieces of equipment, but it's minimal, and hopefully meets your needs. Here's the link: http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/belfert_bmt8.htm. You can find more useful information as you search through the website.
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:17 AM GMT
    You're going to see definition in your musculature only by decreasing body fat. Fat, being spread around your body, cushions the appearance of your natural musculo-skeletal build.

    You'll see guys in the gym and elsewhere who look big and maybe are, but their form has rounded curves rather than defined, sharper angles. These often are the guys who work out but also like their beer and food a bit too much.

    As for abs, they're almost entirely made in the kitchen, not the gym. Men tend to store fat in their bellies, whereas women store it in their hips and thighs. A six-pac requires an awful lot of food discipline. A lot!
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    Jan 19, 2011 12:45 AM GMT
    Run! Also pushups. Lots of them.
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    Jan 19, 2011 4:48 AM GMT
    Honestly, guys, these last few posts have helped tremendously. The money I had set aside for a new gym membership I used to get my mom and sister their own memberships and 2-weekly personal training sessions back in Texas. My sister just had a child and my mom is 50 and single and wants to lose the weight she gained last decade. I figure I am not fat, so I may as well take one for the team!

    Again, thanks! Any continued advice would still be well received.
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    Jan 19, 2011 5:28 AM GMT
    You'll see good gains with both if you're in experienced.

    Decent abs are easy to build w/o major equipment. There are a ton of body weight exercises you can do like the plank, crunches, etc. Most if it's in your diet anyway.

    As for arms, basic pushups hit the chest pretty good. Just mix them up - vary the width of your arms, do them when your feet on a chair, do them with your legs against a wall (vertical ones - if you can), etc.

    Take home messages:
    - Diet > Exercise
    - Mix up the types of situps/pushups as much as possible
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    Jan 20, 2011 9:42 AM GMT
    Okay, I've been running and doing a variation of sit ups, push-ups, and other body weight exercises. The diet part is the thing I'm definitely good at! That's how I lost weight before.

    I'm going to keep this up and hopefully post updates every 7-10 days!