if I add weight to body weight exercises...

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leif3141
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if I add weight to body weight exercises...

Post by leif3141 » Mon Sep 11, 2006 8:34 am

Such as the dip or pull up, do you think that muscle will be put on like I am using weights themselves? Right now I can do around 10 dips and 7 pull ups without weight, which I figure is good enough. In the past, I have just put some weights and dumbells in a bookbag that can hold some serious weight and do the upper body movements with them. For my legs, I do single leg split squats. The reason I am asking is I do not have access to a gym right now, but still want to keep in decent shape!

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Post by Ironman » Mon Sep 11, 2006 9:48 am

Yes, just add weight as needed.

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Post by Stephen Johnson » Mon Sep 11, 2006 11:59 am

If you can do more than 12 reps per set in an exercise, you are building muscular endurance more than strength. At 10 reps max for dips and 7 for chins using bodyweight, they still count as strength-building exercises.

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