BenWin saidthanks chucky for the links!
but i'm trying to gain weight
I'm only 118 at 5'8 right now i really don't like it so i was thinking if i up my swimming then maybe i'll gain more muscle but seeing how everyone says I need to start lifting weights i'll probably start incorporating that
what techniques do you recommend to build up arms, chest, and abs. those are the ones i'm trying to target and i'll do some running for my legs.
I've been trying to do the 100 push up challenge but i'm not seeing a lot of results :/ i'm a hard gainer sooo i don't know I just want that nice looking body while enjoying what i do which is swimming but i guess I have to do dry land work out
Eat. If you haven't already, you can get your testosterone, thryroid, CMP, and resting glucose checked. You're in Dallas. Food is EVERYWHERE.
Use dumbbell incline dumbbells. Do 4 sets of 8 to 15. Do it twice a week.
Use decline dumbbells. Do 4 sets of 8 to 15. Do it twice a week.
Do incline flies with dumbells. Do 4 set of 8 to 25. Do it twice a week.
You want a bigger upper body? Do leg press.
Leg press twice a week. 6 sets 8 to 20.
Leg extensions 4 sets 8 to 20
Leg curls 4 sets 8 to 20.
Back and bis..do em
Chest and tris.. do em.
You'll have a great chest soon.
If you want to gain weight, eat more kcal than you consume. It's just that very simple. It truly is. If you want more muscle push ups aren't gonna' get it done. They'll help but you need serious resistance training in the presence of calories. Again, no reason to give up activities you enjoy, but, you have to EAT, and you need to be in a typical weight lifting routine. Weights aren't hard. There's just a few ways that a muscle works. Curls are curls are curls. Extensions are extensions are extensions. That's the way it REALLY is. The thing is the calories, no over training, and staying at it.