Discussion in 'Your Soccer Career' started by 1966+2006, Mar 13, 2007.
Hey just keep Carbs and Protein high and thats all you really need
Hmmm, point taken. My method was for training purposes, not before playing football!
Before football practice or games I'd recommend a bowl of pasta. But I wouldn't say eat carbs before every gym session, but certainly afterwards.
My comment on carb intake was simply for gym work, not playing the sport itself. Trust me, he'd have plenty energy.
I got a question too. I just started going to the gym last week, and a friend told me that a good way to gain mass is by working out with smaller weights, but in longer reps. Though I don't know how true or effective is that and other methods are welcome.
In desperate need of upper body mass.
thats what ive been doin and its been paying off already after only 3 weeks.
Lower weight and high reps will increase your endurance and strength using that area of weight. A higher weight that allows you a max of 8 full ROM (range-of-motion) reps will gain you the muscle/mass. Using a combination through a period of weeks, alternating between low weight/high reps and high weight/low reps will give you a good balance of strength and muscle gain.
I make my own 1 month plan. I've been working out properly for a couple of years. Here's my progress;
the 'meskinny' pic is after a couple months training and the numbered pic is me a few weeks back, I'm bigger now. However, I am bulking so I'm not real cut as of yet
might take up boxing as some cardio and that, just a hobby for health. Would like to learn a few haymakers hahaha.
It's what we call 'beginner gains' You could lift anything and stimulated muscle growth if you're just starting out. But sooner or later your muscles need a reason to grow, a reason to be stimulated, broken down and wanting to grow back. That's where we either add more weight (progressive Overload), increase reps with weight we're using, change exercise's to shock muscles or a combination of other 'tricks' you can use to keep the body guessing and growing. Remember to eat those proteins and carbs after a workout, about 45 mins after a good workout your muscles are screaming to be fed, that window of oportunity is the ticket to faster growth!
thanks. also started swimming lately, should also be helpful.
The basics of upper body strength is your core. You have strong lower backs and abs, you're balance will increase and you'll be hard to be thrown off the ball.
Drink milk and eat egg whites. Get an axe and chop wood for 2 hours/day.
Work out your whole body otherwise you'll get muscle imbalances. Also, use heavy weights for low reps; these are your basic pure strength training reps. Using low weights for high reps will give you a heap of useless muscle. For the most bang for your buck, low reps/high weight training is what you want.
Been going to the gym two or three times a week for about 2.5 months now.
I've been enjoying it, and I notice that I'm getting stronger when holding up the ball.
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