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Mt. Rainier Climbing Routes DVD

Mt. Rainier Climbing Routes DVD - $24.95

This informative DVD provides Video Panoramas, 3D Interactive Route Maps, 2D Interactive Route Maps, 360 Interactive Panorama, Climbing Term Glossary, Guide Service Information and much more.

2/6/2003 - Spook
I'm Female. 28 years old. I want to know how much I should be lifting. Biceps, triceps, bench, etc. Plus no matter how much I workout, I'm always sore. Doctor doesn't know what it is.

What are you trying to accomplish with your workouts? Are you training for something in particular, or primarily for aesthetics/weight control? It's extremely difficult to answer your questions without a lot more details -- it could very well be that you're 1) lifting too often and not allowing yourself full recovery, or 2) not lifting often ENOUGH, meaning you keep experiencing "Delayed Onset Muscle Soreness" or DOMS for short. You may be performing too high a volume (too many reps, sets, and exercises) per workout. GENERAL rule of thumb is 2-3 strength workouts a week, 8-10 exercises a workout, with 2-3 sets of anywhere from 6-15 repetitions, hitting each muscle group about twice a week. Hope that gives you some general ideas. Beyond training itself, some people with hypothyroid conditions or other health issues require a lot more recovery time -- perhaps with more specifics people can better help you.

Thanks for the question,


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