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Building muscle and going to the gym

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im not serious about building muscle and being all muscular.. its more put a bit of meat on my bones and having a bit of definition so its not all flab.
im currently 163cm and 51kg. im near the bottom of normal. (i think once i hit about 49-50kg is when it goes to underweight)
i was hoping to get to about 60kg to be in the middle of normal.
i guess i'll see how i go then for a little longer without protein. thanks guys =)

(btw does protein help you recover faster after a workout because it helps to repair muscles faster? )
How old are you? If you're still in your teens I don't recommend doing heavy lifting and be careful with squats/deadlifts, use light weights/high rep. Get your form right and when youre comfortable move up on weights.
 
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How old are you? If you're still in your teens I don't recommend doing heavy lifting and be careful with squats/deadlifts, use light weights/high rep. Get your form right and when youre comfortable move up on weights.
im early 20's atm. so i think its ok. im starting pretty light at the moment to get the form right and then hopefulyl i'll move up with the weights.
currently im doing about 3 sets of 10 for every exercise. (is that enough reps? )

haha progress is slow.. hopefully i'll be able to see it more later.
 
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im early 20's atm. so i think its ok. im starting pretty light at the moment to get the form right and then hopefulyl i'll move up with the weights.
currently im doing about 3 sets of 10 for every exercise. (is that enough reps? )

haha progress is slow.. hopefully i'll be able to see it more later.
To gain muscle mass/strength pick a weight where you're only able to do 4-7 reps max per set.

To get ripped/toned pick a weight where u can do an upwards of 10-15+ reps per set.

I'd say 10reps / 3 sets is a good start if you are able to keep your form.

From personal experience it took around 2-3 months before I began to see noticeable results this is diff for everyone tho, some are blessed with good genes and see changes in their body sooner. GL!! remember to eat/hydrate! :)
 

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Hi dragong87,
Eat right and take more proteins through daily meals. Increase your water intake.
Watch your cardio workout and manage your stress by regular exercise.
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