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Nicky Santoro
03-30-2005, 10:34 AM
Right, first of all I'm sorry for asking so many obvious questions on here. I have exams to study for and don't have time for serious research, so I hope you'll be kind enough to help me.

I'm a cheap bastard and I'm not joining a gym, so I have dumbells at my house. I can't use barbells for now because the right hand side of my body is stronger than the left.

I am very skinny, I mean really pitiful looking. I'm 18 but I look like a 15-year-old crackhead. I've started to drink protein shakes (1g of protein for every lb of body weight, i.e. 145g a day), but don't know precisely how much exercise is necessary.

I heard you're supposed to use a weight such that you can do 3-6 reps before failure.

I just don't know how many sets of 3-6 I'm supposed to do. Could somebody give me some guidance?

Paul Stagg
03-30-2005, 10:37 AM
Read the articles linked in my sig.