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Old 09-04-2014
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I have just started trying to build some muscle. I have been doing so for the last month, and am finally starting to see a little more definition in the key areas that I have been working on. At the moment, in addition to running outside most days, I will go to the gym three times per week to lift weights and then do a short cardio session afterwards. Is it okay to lift three times a week, or shouldn't I be doing it as much? Or, indeed, should I be doing more? I always hear contrasting information which confuses me a bit!
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I have just started trying to build some muscle. I have been doing so for the last month, and am finally starting to see a little more definition in the key areas that I have been working on. At the moment, in addition to running outside most days, I will go to the gym three times per week to lift weights and then do a short cardio session afterwards. Is it okay to lift three times a week, or shouldn't I be doing it as much? Or, indeed, should I be doing more? I always hear contrasting information which confuses me a bit!
Well at least you are making progress. Its a major learning curve gaining muscle.
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I have just started trying to build some muscle. I have been doing so for the last month, and am finally starting to see a little more definition in the key areas that I have been working on. At the moment, in addition to running outside most days, I will go to the gym three times per week to lift weights and then do a short cardio session afterwards. Is it okay to lift three times a week, or shouldn't I be doing it as much? Or, indeed, should I be doing more? I always hear contrasting information which confuses me a bit!
You should lift three times per week *at the very least*.

If you're already doing running basically every day, I'd ditch the additional cardio after the weight-training session... and I'd weight-train every other day, so your joints, connective tissue, and nervous system get time for recuperation.

Running really beats the body up IMHO.

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As a beginner, training 3 days a week is right on point. You make most of your gains in the first few years anyway. As you further your training you can incorporate 4th day, especially if you have a lagging body part. You get more advanced after years of training, then you can start adding drop sets, super sets, or high intensity training to it.
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I've always heard in order to lose weight weight training way key. I used to only do cardio and never saw any results. I would get so discouraged. It was because I was doing the same routine every day. My body wasn't building any muscle. Once I switched to doing weights and strength training I noticed intimidate results, it was so encouraging.
I now stick to mostly weight training and not as much cardio.
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You should check your weight at least 2 times in a month but if you check your weight 2-3 times every week, it will confuse you and you will not be able to find out the exact amount of weight you lost. Also, one week of workout will not make a reasonable difference in weight. I usually check my weight 2 times every month and I am always impressed at my progress as I always see large differences in my weight!
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