Exercise Questions - How Can I Gain Weight
Despite Doing Spinning?
How can I gain weight, despite spinning 6 times a week
for 1 hour each session? Is this too much cardio?
Yes, this amount of cardio could definitely be too much
on your body. The best thing is to test it out by cutting back on the cardio for
2-3 weeks and really focus on your weight training routine. Try to lift as heavy
as possible and take every set (after your warm-up set) to positive failure. Keep
a detailed exercise journal to track your specific workouts and strength increases.
You can download a free journal here:
The best way to gain quality muscle mass when
your burning excess calories via cardio and weight workouts during the week, is
to add several protein shakes/bars during the day. When your body is being taxed
at both ends (cardio/weights), its crucial is keep your protein levels very high.
Shoot for at least 30 grams of protein per shake/bar and eat/drink these in between
your regular meals. If you still can't gain weight after implementing the increased
protein intake, you may want to cut back a little on your cardio workouts. Your
body may be overtrained and by simply focusing on weight training, you can jump-start
your strength and muscle mass gains.
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