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How Build Muscle Resources

Below are top resources on SparkPeople for How Build Muscle.

9 Reasons You're Not Getting Stronger

If you've incorporated strength training into your exercise regimen, congratulations! You're cultivating a healthy habit that will help make you better at, well, pretty much everything. But just like any other part of a healthy lifestyle jour...  Read more

Low on Energy? Do Cardio First

Most experts have an opinion on this sequence—the best order for burning fat, building muscle, or overall effectiveness. But, if you want more energy, researchers at the University of Rhode Island found that 20 minutes of cardio followed by bas...  Read more

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

How Long Does it Take to Build Muscle?
Updated 4/8/2014 4:38:00 PM

I know building muscle won't happen overnight, but I'm just wondering about how long it takes to strengthen muscles some. I've been doing an arm routine for about a month now, and I've upped the weights I use from about 2 lbs to 2.5 lbs. I did this...  Read more

Building Muscle
Updated 3/26/2014 12:06:55 PM

Can this site help me GAIN weight? I'm starting a strength training program and want to gain muscle weight, can I set my calorie range for weight gain instead of loss?...  Read more

5K and muscle tone fast
Updated 3/21/2014 7:44:04 PM

I am not a runner or very athletic in any way. I am hoping to work my way up to be able to run/jog a 5K by May 11th and to tone muscle for losing weight to get into shape. I want to be healthier and lose my breathe climbing up a hill. I want to lose...  Read more

How long should muscle soreness last?
Updated 2/24/2014 12:01:49 PM

I just started my exercise program about 21 days ago after being inactive (and very obese) for a long time. I've not missed a day of recumbent biking, building up from 10 minutes and now am up to 40. I am also doing upper body strength training eve...  Read more

Building a great wardrobe that fits a small closet
Updated 2/23/2014 10:39:36 PM

I have cut back on eating so I am sure to reap the rewards of that soon. Eventually, I'll want to buy some clothes. I'm on a budget right now , but worse than that is my closet is small so everything will have to be carefully chosen. Right now I hav...  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

Does Cardio Build Muscle?

I am confused. My friend the other night told me that Cardio does not build muscle. I have always been of the impression that any exercise will build muscle but some more than others. Since tracking my cardio for spark people I have notice...  Read more

Weight Gain Normal to Build Muscle Weight

I'm proud of myself. I've been doing strength training now for a week. The once startling pain has become a buzz, a rather welcome buzz because it reminds me how far I've come. It's becoming habit on Tuesday/Thursday/Saturday right after I wak...  Read more