Start to build muscles

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    Feb 06, 2012 12:20 PM GMT
    Hey guys, I've always been attracted to hot muscle bodybuilder guys and now I want to start building muscles as well. I don't go to the gym at all, I suffer from anxiety which I've already explained about before but I don't want to get into all that now. I tried using my weights a few times on and off but I just end up quitting all the time. However now I want to start again and not quit this time.

    I'm going to start working on my biceps tomarrow afternoon. This is my plan but please don't make fun of this because this is a plan for me to make a start, if there's something wrong with it please let me know.

    For first time:

    Bicep curls - 3 sets of 10 - weight 3.75kg

    Standing curls - 3 sets 10 - weight 15kg

    And then 2 days later I'm going to do 5 sets standing curls and bicep curls.
    The only reason I'm not going to do 5 sets first is so that my arm won't feel painful the next days because arms are quite skinny.

    And do any of you guys do Triceps kickbacks? If so how much weight should I use in kg?
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    Feb 06, 2012 3:12 PM GMT
    P90X !
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    Feb 06, 2012 3:29 PM GMT
    The books Bigger, Leaner, Stronger and Body for Life are not perfect, but they are good resources for beginners. IBigger, Leaner, Stronger is available on Amazon for $2.99 if you have a Kindle or a Kindle app, which is a free app on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and most computers.

    Also, to get toned and build some bulk, you don't have to go to the gym. You can go to Academy and get a 100 lb barbell set for $30 and a good bench for $50. That's less than a gym would charge you to join and it's more than enough for a beginner.
    You also need to work out more than your biceps. Muscle doesn't grow in one specific place, it needs to grow all over your body. Doing curls all the time would result in slightly bigger and stronger arms, but every time you lift weights your body releases more testosterone and GH, and the muscles in your back and legs are bigger than the ones in your arms. Work out your whole body, and the individual muscle groups will grow faster and stronger.
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    Feb 06, 2012 4:40 PM GMT
    Rusty491 saidThe books Bigger, Leaner, Stronger and Body for Life are not perfect, but they are good resources for beginners. IBigger, Leaner, Stronger is available on Amazon for $2.99 if you have a Kindle or a Kindle app, which is a free app on the iPhone, iPod Touch, and most computers.

    Also, to get toned and build some bulk, you don't have to go to the gym. You can go to Academy and get a 100 lb barbell set for $30 and a good bench for $50. That's less than a gym would charge you to join and it's more than enough for a beginner.
    You also need to work out more than your biceps. Muscle doesn't grow in one specific place, it needs to grow all over your body. Doing curls all the time would result in slightly bigger and stronger arms, but every time you lift weights your body releases more testosterone and GH, and the muscles in your back and legs are bigger than the ones in your arms. Work out your whole body, and the individual muscle groups will grow faster and stronger.


    Thanks mate, I've already got a bench press but it's in the garage and I live in the UK, it's freezing here at the moment so I don't want to start using the bench press until March. In the meantime I'm just going to try and get used to using my weight curls and then in March I'll start using the bench press as well.

    Could you guys also tell me how often should I work out? do I need a one day break from exercising? Am I allowed to work on my biceps and triceps on the same day? Because before I used to do them on different days.
  • Rusty491

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    Feb 06, 2012 8:05 PM GMT
    You can do both on one day, a good rule to follow is two muscle groups per day. Some people consider bis and tris the same group, and others don't. How much you work out all depends on you. You will have soreness at first, and never work a hurting muscle.
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    Feb 06, 2012 9:08 PM GMT
    Thanks Rusty.
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    Feb 06, 2012 9:42 PM GMT
    Rusty491 saidYou can do both on one day, a good rule to follow is two muscle groups per day. Some people consider bis and tris the same group, and others don't. How much you work out all depends on you. You will have soreness at first, and never work a hurting muscle.


    that soreness is the best feeling in the world though. icon_smile.gif
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    Feb 06, 2012 9:44 PM GMT
    http://www.BodyBuilding.com has a lot of great workouts, with videoclips of exactly how to do them, motivational tips, diet and meal-planning, etc.