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    Right, I have been going to the gym for a while now, lost some weight but I want to start to add a bit of muscle and tone. To start with I have increased my muscle a bit but it seems to have stopped. Any tips on how to keep it going? Fewer reps of a larger weight, more reps of a smaller weight?

    Any general tips greatly recieved
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    More reps on a smaller weight will tone you up, heavier weight with smaller reps will bulk you up!

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    Do like 3 sets start with a weight which is fairly comfortable then do a next set with a heavier weight and then the last set an even heavier weight. Im not talking about really heavy just so your working a bit harder each time

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    and other thing that is very important is the diet mate, make sure to have a carb and protein rich diet.

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    Variety.

    Your body quickly adapts to what you expect it to do. If you do (for example) the same 3 sets of 8 bench presses every week, you'll reach a plateau. Try to find a few different exercises for each major muscle group, and switch between them.

    And what Vid said is right, but once in a while, try 10 sets of 10 with a light weight, or 3 sets of 3 with the heaviest weight you can manage. Just keeps your muscles from getting stagnant.

    HTH

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    have you tryed creatine as it is sugar base and gives you explosive power and helps with growing muscle, also muscle gain

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    You have to change your routine every 4-6 weeks or your body adapts to it. Doing the same ammount of reps and routine for months does nothing

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    I'm a diabetic so anything with a suger base is bad news! Also means I have a fairly good diet too. Normally the gym is really busy so I only do 2 reps. Think I will have to change my routine a little Anyone got a good website link I can follow?
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by craigmerry View Post
    You have to change your routine every 4-6 weeks or your body adapts to it. Doing the same ammount of reps and routine for months does nothing
    also and i have a week off after a 6week work out

    and you need to do at least 4 set fo 10/12 rep for each exercise you do

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    Ok thanks Glynn. So I need to do more of a smaller weight, then a few of a heavier weight and vary it all the time. I have no problem having a weeks break every now and then due to my shifts
    Now I need a turbo to keep up!

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