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  1. Work-outs: Am I doing it right?

    Hello, I am quite new to this so I would like some advice if possible! I am not trying to lose weight, I am just trying to become more physically healthy, strong and mainly toned. I have been doing the exercises seen below for 2 months. I have seen small changes in my physical appearance so far - my muscles in those specific areas are just slightly more prominent. What I am doing at the moment is as follows: 4-5 days a week: 30 minute exercise routine including 5-min warmup, then specific sets and reps of squats, lunges, calf raises, bridges and stomach crunches. (These are the areas I would most like to be less fatty and more muscular/strong). Every other day: 15 minute arm exercise routine (on top of other exercises if the days line up). I do a warmup and then bicep curls and triceps (the one with both hands behind your back). I am currently using 7.5KGs dumbells. (I want less fat under my arms and I want my triceps to be more defined, and I also want my arms to be strong). The amount of reps and sets I do are set to the almost maximum that I am physically able and I only do between 2-3 repetitions of each set for all exercises (I was very unfit before starting these exercises). Whenever the specific exercises become too easy, I increase the reps and sets slightly. With my arms, I also increase the weight by small amounts when it is no longer difficult to complete the exercise. I also swim for an hour each week and do quite a lot of walking (sometimes 80 minutes worth a week). I have quite an unhealthy diet, but I drink a lot of water and eat a lot of fruit. I am trying to work on my diet, but it is not as easy as just doing the exercises. I would like to know if what I am doing is worth it? Is the way I am increasing my exercises correct? Are my exercises pointless if I am still eating more fatty/sugary foods than I should be? Should I be doing less sets and more reps, or less reps and more sets? If you would like to know the specifics of my sets/reps if that helps, just let me know! I am also a 21 year-old female, I weigh around 12.5 stone on average and I am 5 foot 6.
  2. Hi all, So, I am a huge fan of using battle ropes in the gym and wanted to know what other people's opinions were I'm an MEng Product Design and Manufacture student and have chosen to do my final project around battle ropes and would love some gym goers to complete my questionnaire on ropes - please answer if you do or don't use ropes as I am trying to understand WHY people don't use them or what they struggle with when they do use them. The link is below and takes literally about 30 seconds to complete. Every response is extremely valuable, and may lead to a new piece of gym equipment being launched https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C75N55H https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C75N55H https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C75N55H https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/C75N55H Thanks everyone, Sam
  3. You should consider these tips if you want to boost your workout session: Always warm-up Perform one warm-up set Keep your abs tight Feel the muscle contraction Focus on your breathing Stay hydrated Pack a healthy pre-workout snack Monitor your rest periods Try a new exercise Set goals for every workout session

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