you're not lifting the entirety of your bodyweight and with dumbbells you can target more muscle groups. If you're fine with that you're doing that is the main thing. The more people getting active the better.
Didn't read the whole thread, but I was wondering if you guys can help me out.
I've been training in a gym since May. Been mostly doing cardio but as of last month, I started training on the machines (shoulders, arms, legs, back). Even though I don't consider myself as an obese or fat person, my main objective is to lose my belly fat. It's not big, but it's there and I don't want it!
So I was wondering what's the most effective way of losing weight? I run about 20 minutes on constant speed on the treadmill, sometimes 30, by taking breaks at every 10 minutes. Then, I start training my muscles on the machines for about 40 minutes. Should I run more? Also, what should I eat before or after training?
When did I say I workout? I get this is a workout thread and all, but I just stated I've been doing pushups and that's it and when I said I laugh at people who say muscle gain isn't possible without lifting, I mean every word of it.
BTW, gaining muscle is only possible through some sort of workout, so yeah pushups are a workout.
That post wasn't really directed entirely to you but let's just talk hypothetically here and say you look muscular and somebody asks you for your workout routine, I'm pretty sure they are going to be disappointed\surprised if you tell them "I do pushups and that's it". You were the one that claimed people would be surprised by looking at you that the only thing you do is pushups and there's a reason for that. Doing pushups isn't considered a full workout routine, Not even close for a matter a fact. As stated earlier in this thread, I agree pushups are considered "sort of a workout" and you can gain muscle from doing it but at the same time you are only going to maintain and doing pushups is only going to get you so far because it's not a full workout routine and I don't consider somebody who does pushups alone a "weight lifter" for lack of a better term. I'm not knocking you for doing pushups and it's entirely up to you whatever you want to do, Could care less. But everybody knows if you want to make serious strides in strength\body development than you must extend workout routine is all I was claiming.