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    Advise for a new starter

    Hi there,
    I started doing sit-ups just after christmas every night, sometimes i miss a night just for a rest. I have really started too see a difference, its nice to see progress.

    But i now want to start working out on my arms. I am 16, and slim so i think i could be toned up quite quickly. I want to stick to working out at home. I am wanting to buy my own dumbbell weights, so thats my first question: Which Set of dumbbells?

    And my second question is, should i use some sort of protein shake?

    i have been watching some training videos on youtube.
    And doing some Bicep curls, and other work outs that he does with an old pair of 3kg dumbells just to get myself started, but i feel i want some larger weights.

    Hope this all makes sense

    Thanks in advance
    Tom
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    first you need to determine what are your goals ? if your going to start working out at home, you should purchase a bench and dumbbells... protein shakes are just supplements for eating, in order to gain weight, you need to Eat
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    My goals are just to look alot stockier than i look now. Larger biceps, chest, and abs, but i am working on them already.

    So if i start eating plenty of protein and working out will i see differences quicker? Sorry i am really new to all this

    Tom

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    I'm not an expert on the best ways to gain muscle mass in certain areas, but, I can tell you that biceps don't come with doing curls. They come with doing rows/back. If you want large arms, focus on triceps aswell.

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    i would start out with a simple workout like the wbb1 which incorporates compound lifts to increase your overall strength...

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    Quote Originally Posted by failed View Post
    I'm not an expert on the best ways to gain muscle mass in certain areas, but, I can tell you that biceps don't come with doing curls. They come with doing rows/back. If you want large arms, focus on triceps aswell.
    uh what?

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    Why dont curls increase muscle in the biceps? From what i have read they do. But as i said i dont really know what i am talking about....

    I cant post links! How annoying, i want to show you the dumbbells i was thinking about buying...

    'Powerhouse 35Kg Hammertone Dumbell Kit'

    Thanks
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dajinn View Post
    uh what?
    You didn't understand that? He's correct.



    Quote Originally Posted by wiseman405 View Post
    Why dont curls increase muscle in the biceps? From what i have read they do. But as i said i dont really know what i am talking about....

    I cant post links! How annoying, i want to show you the dumbbells i was thinking about buying...

    'Powerhouse 35Kg Hammertone Dumbell Kit'

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    Curls do help, but they should be put at the end of your session as an accessory exercise after heavier compound movements that will place more stress on the biceps.
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    o right i see. Do you think it would be a good idea for me to go to the gym and have like a program done for me by an instructor?

    Tom

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    Quote Originally Posted by wiseman405 View Post
    o right i see. Do you think it would be a good idea for me to go to the gym and have like a program done for me by an instructor?

    Tom
    Not at all. This is what this site is for. It's free information that's better than 98% of what a trainer can give you.

    Do a lot of reading on here before posting basic questions. The search function is your new friend for quite some time.
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    read and learn my friend
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    Will do people. Thanks

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