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How Build Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for How Build Muscle.

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3 Weight Loss Tips for Men

If you’re a man who’s trying to lose weight and get fit, you’ve probably noticed that most of the books, magazines, and programs on these subjects aren’t really aimed at you. Most are for women. And the others seem to have bod...  Read more

Expert Solutions: Cardio or Strength Training First?

It’s an age-old question, with no right answers. If you have to do both in the same day, does it matter whether you do strength training or cardio first? SparkPeople’s Fitness Experts voice their opinions on this hot topic. Dean Ande...  Read more

Toning vs. Bulking Up: The Real Facts

Everyone has an idea in their head when it comes to looking their fittest and healthiest. For some, it's fitting perfectly into a certain outfit, or walking on the beach in a bikini with total confidence. For others, it may mean seeing a defined...  Read more

6 Fitness Rules Meant to be Broken

We've already debunked some outdated diet rules, but what about fitness? Just as there is plenty of questionable diet and weight-loss advice going around, some exercise "rules" that people live by are downright misleading, misguided or...  Read more

Strength Training Simplified: 5 Steps to an Effective Routine

What comes to mind when you think about strength training? Is it extremely fit people at the gym, lifting large amounts of weight and flexing their big muscles in the mirror? Or is it videos you do at home, where the instructor uses crazy equipment o...  Read more

15 Reps Max but No Next Day Muscle Soreness?
Updated 7/25/2016 6:49:08 AM

With my current weights I experience muscle fatigue at 12-15 reps per set. However I never experience next day soreness. I know what that feels like because I once walked up & down several steps at a scenic site & I definitely felt it for the next co...  Read more

Frequency for muscle training workouts
Updated 7/25/2016 9:16:09 AM

Hi, So I am trying to figure out an optimal workout schedule. My idea right now is to do three days of 1 hour cardio sessions and 3 days of weights/muscle training sessions each week, with a day of rest. I would alternate the cardio days and the...  Read more

I think I'm hitting plateau where my muscle gains
Updated 7/23/2016 1:49:37 PM

I think I'm hitting plateau where my muscle gains are balancing out my fat loss. I just really hope I'm not wrong about noticing some muscle definition on some parts of my body. I might just be dreaming. Lol. Hooray for non scale victories!...  Read more

Hi! I need help, I have a ton of muscle and I'm ju
Updated 7/21/2016 12:05:49 PM

Hi! I need help, I have a ton of muscle and I'm just trying to shed some belly fat, but I always gain weight in muscle. I'm very active because I have soccer twice a day (which is a lot of cardio) but I can't seem to lose the weight!...  Read more

Gaining more muscle and looking leaner from the diet switch and exercise! Taking the stairs instead
Updated 7/17/2016 6:33:53 AM

Gaining more muscle and looking leaner from the diet switch and exercise! Taking the stairs instead of the escalator at work helps too! #firstpost...  Read more

Lift heavy weights

Lifting heavy weights will build muscle mass and you will burn more calories doing anything at any given time....  Read more

Pick up some weights

Strength training helps your body in lots of ways. It helps your muscles, bones, and yes it also helps you lose more weight. By building muscle - you will burn more calories. So pick up some weights - build muscles - Look great and burn more calor...  Read more

SparkGuy's 10 Minute Fitness Club

Group for anyone to build a consistent fitness habit by doing at least 10 minutes of fitness most days per week. See the message board in the SP Challenges forum by the same name....  Read more

Poll: Are You Afraid of Bulking Up?

Sometimes, I'm almost amazed at how often the questions come up. Women are always asking me about whether certain exercises will (or won't) make their muscles big or bulky. Some even question cardio activities like running or cycling and fear that th...  Read more

Could the Pill Be Affecting Your Workout Results?

If you take the oral contraceptives and are trying to build muscle, a new study shows it could be negatively affecting your results. Researchers studied 73 women between the ages of 18 and 31 who completed a 10-week strength training program. About...  Read more

Increasing Calories to Build Muscle

Spark can be modified for your own needs. I know a lot of people posting use it for weight loss, but I am using it to try to gain muscle mass. Anyone else? I read this today, "Diet plays a huge role in weight gain. You need to increase your caloric...  Read more

how to build muscle

You’ve undoubtedly heard the standard gym myth that training for size or strength requires using heavy weights for just a few reps, while training to improve muscle definition requires using lighter weights for a high number of repetitions. While the...  Read more