Originally Posted by handcycle2005
Start with your problem areas while you're still fresh. Remember to work torso muscles first, shoulders second, arms last.
Read this whole site, loads of good info. ExRx
You can also go to failure with dumbbells.
Be aware some people have a much harder time gaining muscle.
Good info, thanks! I particulary like the idea of: Low Volume Progressive Intensity Training
Maximum intensity for one set of each exercise four times a week seems like a good idea. One could do cardio on the days in between, I would think. Would 30 minutes be enough to work upper and lower body? Would one day of rest in between be enough?
I like the idea of dumbbells going to failure--I have 1 through 25 pounds so that shouldn't be a problem. If I got into trouble with the barbells I suppose the wife might wake up and save me if I screamed loud enough!
47 M 5'8"
May 4, 2010...... 440? lbs. (Start FitDay Size 60 Jeans)
June 19, 2010.... 393 lbs. (First Weigh-in)
June 19, 2011.... 229 lbs. (164 lbs. gone in one year :-)
Current Weight... 185 lbs. (Size 36 Jeans)
Next Goal 169 lbs. (07/04/12)
Ultimate Goal 165 lbs. (12/31/12)
The best exercises for weight loss are Fork Putdowns and Table Pushaways.