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Old 09-15-2010, 01:59 PM   #1
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Does anyone know how fast a woman can build 1 lbs of muscle?

I'm curious about this as I'm trying to do weight lifting to build muscle after being inactive for almost 2 years. I know when I tend to be active my muscles form quickly, but I don't know the average rate at which a woman can grow muscle.

I know it depends some on our testosterone level too..maybe mines a bit higher and this is why I could build quicker when I was a teenager(oh, the good ole days!)

Does anyone have any muscle building exercises to sudjest? I have a dunbell here but it's only one, and it's maximum 15lbs. Any exercises that don't require weights other than squats and lunges?
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Old 09-15-2010, 02:50 PM   #2
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I would suggest posting this same question in the exercise section, too. There are some body builders on this site. I'm sure there's a lot of suggestions. I just can't think of any variations, right now. Except varying your squats. Try jump squats, slow squats with 10 second holds after 30 reps. Varying the way you do them works the muscles differently, surprises them. Lots of different push ups builds arm and back muscles in all sorts of ways. One arm, arms close together, hopping with your entire body straight (very tough), regular ones where you thrust upward and land (like cricket, brutal), hands spread out, arms spread out and you lean to the right side looking down the length of your left arm, while bending the left one (that one's hard to explain). All I can think of, sorry.
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Old 09-15-2010, 03:51 PM   #3
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Sorry for posting in the 'Women only' forum but you should check out Bodybuilding.com. In the forum section there you can search for workouts for beginners.

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Mini-Goal......................220 Achieved 10/26/2012
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