What is the best way to get some LIGHT muscle definition as a female?

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  1. kiri

    kiri New Member

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    i've been thin for my whole life, RAIL thin as a kid but in college i got some slight curves. right now i'm 5'6 and between 125-130lbs (haven't weighed in a while so i'm not sure), so i basically look thin and in shape. however, i don't have any muscle definition. i really like the look of women my size who just have some slight biceps/defined leg muscles.

    i couldn't find any good pictures for examples, but one example is stacy london from the show "what not to wear"... she just looks thin and healthy but when she flexes her arm you're like holy crap she works out :mamoru:

    i work out pretty often, enough to stay healthy, but i usually just run on the treadmill or some other kind of cardio, and MAYBE do some arm weights. the one problem i face is that our apartment complex's gym is pretty lacking; just a treadmill, elliptical, reclined bike, and some weight machines. i'd like to join a better gym at some point but right now i'm trying to budget.

    if anyone has any ideas for what i should do for a workout schedule i'd really appreciate it!
     
  2. 4cd-Air

    4cd-Air Rape seemed like the next logical step

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    you need to start weight training

    read the stickies at the top of the forum, even though a lot of it is directed at men, there is plenty of info that crosses gender lines

    then post specific questions
     
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    thanks, i took a look at those.

    is what i want to do considered bulking? i'm not TOO skinny, so i don't want to gain a bunch of weight. i do have a high metabolism though, so i could try to add some more protein to my diet (i usually have meat once or twice a day).

    in one of the stickies, it explained why weight machines are so much worse than free weights. what should i do for the time being, when free weights are not available to me?
     
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    Formz Hipster Santa OT Supporter

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    Look, women are stupid. You think that if you lift heavy weights you're going to get huge and muscular and gross. Its not going to happen. You don't have enough testosterone in your body to build big muscles. Go to the gym, lift as much weight as you can. Eat healthy, suck your boyfriends dick.
     
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    xela So say we all!

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    ASIT?
     
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  7. kiri

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    i know i'm not going to get huge and muscular :hsugh:

    i'm asking if it's really necessary for me to basically triple my food intake just to get some muscle tone.

    my other question, like i said, is what i should do when all i have are weight machines and no free weights.
     
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    wat
     
  9. Jurisbot Esq.

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    don't worry about weight gain. It is just a number. Keep a watch in the mirror and add or cut back your diet as necessary.
     
  10. Formz

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    eat protein fuck bitches.

    Wait, that didn't come out right. No you don't have to triple your food intake. If you're diet is balanced and you're not looking to LOSE weight then you probably don't have to change anything. But definitely consider a little bit more meat. :naughty:
     
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    nice.

    anyway, start weight training (not 3 sets of 11ty hundred reps with 2.5 lbs.) and eating more protein. If you bulk, you'll most likely gain some fat along with the muscle (as bulking is widely considered the quickest way to put on mass naturally), and that's not what it sounds like you want. Just eat more meat, get some whey powder, and hit the weights

    adjust as necessary
     
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    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Ass shot in thong.
     
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    Ceaze https://hearthis.at/DoYouEvenUplift Moderator

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    buy a pair of adjustable dumbbells
     
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    1. learn to squat and deadlift

    2. squat and deadlift 2 sets of 10 (where it's tough to do but not impossible) every 2 days

    3. Add weight to the bar weekly

    4. eat 100g of protein a day

    5. asit

    EDIT: because ASIT would be great because iirc you aren't ugly at all, also if you keep this up for 6 months you'll notice a difference. Also do abs and arms or whatever you want too.
     
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  17. kiri

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    this is a good idea.

    can i do squats with these? the gym doesn't have a bar. this is probably a dumb question but i'm pretty noobish when it comes to weights :o
     
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    so on days when i don't do weights, do i do cardio? or should i do cardio every day regardless?

    and :rofl: no ASIT, although i might take some "before" pictures (hoping i keep up with this and there will be "after" pictures)
     
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    Yes. And if you need to increase the challenge you can do a split squat.
     
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    make a training log
     
  22. jmezz

    jmezz layin in bed stretchin my pumped quads for hours

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    Don't be shy. I'll go first, ready?

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    Ok your turn.
     
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    is that where you're walking, and each step you lower down like a squat?
     
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    wat?
     
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    :roflwtf: i think i have those underwear
     
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