Weightlifting & Exercise/home workouts

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Hi
I've had a busy and stressful time recently and I haven't been able to go to rye gym. As a young man my fitness and appearance are important to me. I enjoy working out and weight lighting. Recently, I have been doing my workouts at home with videos on youtube and a pair of dumbbells. I have done videos by people like mike Chang and Scott Herman and I.only search for intense workouts.
My question is.... Are these workouts as good/better/worse than going to the gym? will I gain more muscle by doing weight video workouts which have new and intense exercises or more from traditional gym exercises? Thanks

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Hello Tony

Any form of lifting is good. Even a couple of pails of water will work.
To the body, weight is weight.
Whether it be rocks, or olympic plates.

If muscle mass is your goal; lift once a week. The recovery time is when you build muscles. Not during the lifting. As many days as you can, do stretching and aerobics.

If intense is aerobics, then do it as much as you can. If the intense is lifting heavy; remember, once a week.

Thanks for the question. Hope this helps.

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Ask this! - Why do all the self-help books, the exercise books, the weightlifting books, and the weight-lifting magazines - are written by (mostly) guys who are in fantastic (photo enhanced) physical shape who are in their 20's and 30's in age, telling all of us how "we" can look like them, if ONLY we forget we have jobs, families, many physical limitations, daily life responsibilities, and especially NO TIME to go to the gym every day, only by the time they reach age 40-50, or older, we never see, or hear from them - ever again?

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OK, now I am 62-YEARS-OLD. Retired at age 60! I have been lifting weights for 28 years. I have learned 'first-hand' which exercises work, which do not. Exercises that you do NOT need to attend a gym to achieve, exercises that you will use very minimal equipment, and exercises for people with limitations such as sickness, age, and/or injuries. I can especially tell you which exercise machine you see in magazines or on tv; REALLY work. I have tried most everything myself.

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