Re: More newbie questions
Unlike what jugheadkills said, no one is going to get pissed at you, some will answer, some will ignore your questions, some will advise you to read more or do a search. Everyone here was a :newbie: once too.
Originally posted by Holylite
Well, I hate being a newbie pest, but I'm afraid I have a few more questions...
1. I recently borrowed a book from the library so I can see how proper form of excerices should be done. My first question is is there a way to tell if I misunderstood how to do it and am doing it wrong. I've read multiple times that proper form is more important then loads of weight, so you should make sure your weight isn't screwing up your form. That's why I want to be careful to do the form right.
*** www.exrx.net for exercise form with pics.
2. I have a relatively high metabolism, and usually do a lot of cardio activity. Do I need to cut down on my cardio to gain muscle mass?
***Possibly, but mainly you need to take in more calories than you burn. This is where much of the trial and error come in. If you feel you are gaining fat, eat a little less, if you feel you are gaining muscle and not much fat, that's about right.
3. I've recently heard the term "train intensly". My question is, what does it mean? Does it Mean to train to muscular failure? Or something else?
***Basically put aside all your other daily stuff when you are at the gym and go at it full out, mentally and physically. This does not necessarily mean going to failure.
4. Last question...if I'm training with 3 sets of 6 reps, and I perform the first two sets, then the 3rd I only pull off 3 reps, should I keep training until I can get to the 6 reps on the third set, or lower the weight.
***Up to you depending on your goals. Myself, I would lower the weight until I got at least closer to 6 reps.
Thanks! I'll try not to be so much of a newbie from now on hehe. :)