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Old 04-09-2004, 03:27 PM   #1
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Is it just me ?

I just started doing push ups and lifting some light weights 5-10 pounds every day for about 4 days now, when i look at my arms and chest they look abit biger not alot but just enof to give it some shape em i going crazy or can it realy work that fast ?

 
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Old 04-09-2004, 03:36 PM   #2
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Re: Is it just me ?

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I just started doing push ups and lifting some light weights 5-10 pounds every day for about 4 days now, when i look at my arms and chest they look abit biger not alot but just enof to give it some shape em i going crazy or can it realy work that fast ?
No, I don't think you are going crazy. What you are seeing is mostly (if not all) result of wishful thinking. It's all a question of psychology. You work out, you want to see a difference and presto, you think you do see a difference.
I don't know and never heard of anyone who could actually put on any visible muscle mass in such a short period of time (and with such light weights). In addition, lifting weights using the same muscle group without any rest days in between will result in overtraining and will eventually cause a decrease in muscle mass.
I do want to add that what you may actually be seeing is the so called "pump" effect. This happens after muscles get worked and the tissues get filled with more blood causing the muscles to appear bigger. This effect, though, is very temporary and last about 30 minutes after your workout.

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Old 04-09-2004, 10:45 PM   #3
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Re: Is it just me ?

Now that reply had me laughing all over, LOL you Rita really broke that down, I felt like I was reading a comedy sketch for a movie.

 
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