I'm 53 and a size zero. But I'm flabby, really flabby . My exercise consists of walking 2-3 miles per day; and free weights 3 times per week. In terms of diet, I eat everything, but I drink only water and avoid all fried foods, added salt and sweets (desserts).
I would like to build mass and muscle (tone). Can certain foods help/hurt my cause? What exercises will help tone, particularly those stubborn places such as legs and stomach?View Thread
You've been extremely helpful. The only place I have excess skin is my stomach. So maybe the rest of my body is suffering from excess fat, although I'm not fat. It's more like "jello," no muscle definition.
With that visual in mind, here are my follow up questions:
In terms of weights, I was doing one set gradually increasing the number of repetitions and weight. I had arrived at 30 repetitions and 5 lbs. Now I'll do multiple sets of 10-15, although that takes much longer
If I do 3 sets instead of one, I'll have to lighten the weights to 2 or 3 lbs. In terms of getting the results I seek, should I gradually increase the weight or leave the weight lighter and gradually increase the repetitions?
Do you think that a rowing machine would be helpful in toning my entire body? I recently tried one and I find it fun to do, which is great in terms of sticking to an exercise routine. But I don't want to invest in one, if it's not going to substantially expedite my goals and keep me there.