Mon 30 Jul, 2007 06:24 am
im really skinny, i want muscle definition but i dont want to look like a veiny crack addict.
Should i do low eight or high weight?
im 6'1 155 pounds. i have a bench and a few barbells. Going mainly for abs and arms/chest.
what is a good routine?
Low weight and many reps is used to produce definition (and incidentally helps to increase muscular stamina). High weights are used to bulk up, to increase muscle mass. This is based on the information i was given in the weight lifting classes i took at university to meet my physical education requirement. It is entirely possible that some one will show up to disagree--but that is what i was taught.
Set and Phoenix are right.....but it helps to know more information... for example
First thing, I think your making a mistake by not taking on a full body exercise program. It would be healthier to do 1 exercise for each part of your body than it would be to focus on only those areas you listed.
Also, for the most muscle mass you want even fewer than 8 reps, probably 4 or 6. And you should barely be able to lift the last rep. If you have a spotter this is really easy, if not be careful. When I'm bulking up I usually load enough weight to try for 6 reps and be happy if I can only get 4. If I can't get 4 then I remove weight the next workout, if I can get 6 I add weight. If I get 4 or 5 I stay.