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FuNnY
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At the moment im in training to fight (kickboxing) by december but im feeling like i want some more muscle before i hit the ring, what are the best excersises to do to gain muscle (mainly in my arms)? And is it true that lifting weights in the morning is a good time rather then the night time?

Also 1 last question and im not sure if anyone will know this but, How much weight should a 16 year old 60 kilo female be lifting(dont wanna over do it thats all)?


These questions are sort of weird i know but if there is any personal trainers or just someone who has a clue on this topic any help would be awsome.

Tahnks [Smile]

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I've been lifting weights for a long time, and it's safe the say that really, how much each person can lift depends on them, not necessarily their weight. I'm not a heavy girl by any means, but I can routinely dead lift more than 1 1/2 times my body weight. Starting out slow is your best bet: you know you've found the right training weight for any weight lifting exercise when your 8th or 9th repetition (out of 10) becomes difficult.

For your arms, bicep and tricep curls/extensions and wrist curls are a good start. Don't forget, though, that your back muscles are equally as important. Strong arms aren't worth much if you don't have a base to support it with.

Here is a good About.com article to start with:

http://exercise.about.com/cs/exerciseworkouts/a/weight101.htm

And here's a page outlining the basic arm exercises I listed earlier:

http://www.netfit.co.uk/beginners-weight-web.htm

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wow thanks heaps that gave me heaps of info i cant thank you enough [Smile]

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