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  1. Luddy

    Luddy New Member

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    Hey guys. I'm 18, and have been running a lot, and eating a good diet to lose some weight, and so far, it's worked out fantastic.

    I'm looking to gain some muscle now, and I have no gym around me, so I found this for a good deal and got it:

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    Will these help me gain some muscle? I am not very strong at all, so certain amount of weight is still hard for me on it. I know the gains wouldn't be as much from a weight bench from what I've heard.

    but, will this be a good start for me gaining a little bit of muscle, or is this a complete waste, i've heard such horrible things about "all in one machines"

    also, with gaining muscle, should this help me lose fat too.

    Thanks F&N!
     
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    free weights > machine

    but yeah, it would help you get muscle.
     
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    use it consistently, take your time and you'll see results.
     
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    yeah, that's what i've always heard.

    but let's just say for instance (i dunno really) i max out only 8/10 of the sets of weights there, would it be a complete waste for me to workout on it?
     
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    also would it be bad to use the machine multiple times in a day, like if i overworked my muscles.

    for instance.

    say at 4PM
    I did my reps of everything
    and then after gaining my energy back and stuff, I went back at 6 and worked out till I was tired again.

    would that be a good thing or bad.
     
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    bad.

    workout as heavy as you can to get 3 sets of 8-12 reps.. that's all you need to stimulate your muscles to grow. then eat and sleep.

    your muscles dont grow while you're lifting, they grow while you're recovering, eating and sleeping.
     
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    It's better than nothing. As far as using it more than once a day I wouldn't. Go for 30-45 minutes a day focusing on intensity and maximum effort.
     
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    Thanks for the help guys. A lot more than I expected out of OT members, I guess I am just used to the off topic forum being asses, but you F&N guys are cool.

    If anyone else has any input, feel free to add.
     
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    we're usually the same way. you got lucky.
     
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