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Weight training and cardio questions.

Sticky Thread Sticky: Daily Workout - Challenges and Victories

In light of the extreme focus this board has in regards to the 'body beautiful' (and the frustration that results in people not 'getting results fast enough'), I thought I would create a sticky that changed the focus a little.... This is a thread for posters to use to recognise 'every day'...

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-01-2010 07:00 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Squats, Benching, and Deadlifts - Read here!

SQUATS Having trouble with form? Want to know about all the different types of squats? If so there is a VERY good resource --> YouTube Series - Squat Rx! :D MORE SQUAT RESOURCES: Stronglifts - How to fix common squat problems Rippetoe - Going Deeper, Rippetoe - Back Squat Geometry Part...

Emma-Leigh‎, 09-15-2007 12:04 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Training Program Basics

It is said that "working out" is when one just goes to the gym and does exercises whereas "training" is what one does when they are on a program designed to specifically progress them. If you are reading this, you are interested in finding a program that will progress you. Is This Training...

kfisherx‎, 08-23-2010 10:56 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: About SLEEP - You will be shocked.

Greetings sisterhood. So Mindi912 contacted me a few days ago and told me to post my thread on sleep (originally in the teen section) in the female section, so here it is. I'll be answering questions in the original thread but will visit this one too at times. Original thread:...

Agumon‎, 01-10-2011 03:03 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Muscle and Fitness Complete Guide to ABS ABS AND MORE ABS

Hi Ladies You know how we all bitch and complain about our abs but we never seem to know what to do and always stuck at the beginning or we have a six pack already but we really would like to try something new but not sure. This little booklet has it all. Well this booklet was delivered...

Mindi912‎, 07-10-2008 01:11 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: PowerLifting/Strongwomen!

Ladies, At your request, we have started a powerlifting/strongwomen sticky. If this is popular, we will create a subsection. Please stay on topic, off topic posts will be deleted! ENJOY ~~~ SHARE YOUR WISDOM, ASK FOR ADVICE or POST THOSE PRs!!! :)

StlBarbie‎, 03-29-2010 06:12 AM
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Anyone else sick or almost pass out after their first attempt of this?

Sminc‎, 07-29-2015 10:18 PM
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"starting a cut"?

I have no idea what this and the stickies weren't helpful...I assume it means you're starting a "toning" (i read a sticky say that's not a thing but idk what else to call it) workout as opposed to bulking up? Also, I assume people in the gym with notebooks are writing down what...

olliegrl‎, 08-28-2015 07:06 PM
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Unhappy Do I have to do back squats?

I can not for the life of me do a correct back squat and I've been trying and trying. I seem to have trouble keeping my torso more upright and keeping my knees from caving in. I have tried everything to help correct this but I just can't seem to get it right. I have come to a point where I...

mtnliones5‎, 08-28-2015 06:22 AM
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HIIT examples??

Hi I want to get examples of what others are doing for their HIIT. I have been jogging a mile after lifting weights but I think Im going to change it to HIIT 3 days a week. I'm thinking about 15 minutes would be good. A good normal pace for me is at about 5.7mph on the treadmil so can someone give...

AFocused1‎, 05-27-2011 10:41 AM
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Single Leg Work

Is single leg work more superior to double leg work? (For example single leg leg extension) Or are both needed? Many thanks ladiesx

malibuandmilk‎, 08-20-2015 03:14 PM
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Question Is curling 85lbs a realistic goal?

A big boss at my workplace challenged me to curl 85lbs by the time I'm done my internship (I've got 1 year), in return for a recommendation for a full-time job (yes, ridiculous i know). I just lifted 65lbs for 3 sets of 4 then 70lbs for 2 sets of 2 right off the bat. Keep in mind that it was done...

mililegs‎, 08-21-2015 11:31 AM
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plateau after 8 weeks :(

Heya, I started fierce 5 after coming off my first cut in June. slowly increasing weight every week, or if not every week then every other week and on the weeks I haven't increased weight I increase reps by a few (have been going really careful on lower body as had a knee problem that stopped me...

leeniepie‎, 08-26-2015 11:11 AM
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Beginners hitting a muscle 1x week

Does this produce an iota of results that 3-4 x a week does? I keep seeing people (with a year or less experience) doing it but it goes against everything I've ever learned about lifting. Is it poor planning or does it actually give decent results?

likeafish‎, 08-25-2015 11:41 AM
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Routine for cutting ?

So I'm planning to start my cut in a month or so, and am currently running Lyle Mcdonald's bulking routine. I would like to switch to something else and stick to it during my cut. I've been reading a lot of things about training during a cut : lifting as heavy as possible, staying on the same...

dominorosae‎, 08-26-2015 01:05 AM
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Unsolicited advice in the gym...

So I was at the gym today, halfway through my workout with my headphones in, minding my own business, when this guys walks up to me and says "umm, are you breathing when you're in the middle of your reps?" In my head, I'm just like who the hell are you and why are you talking to me? He's like "you...

natalietatiana‎, 08-10-2015 08:43 PM
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Favorite tricep exercises?

I was wondering what you all prefer as far as tricep exercises. I do 531 and then include a few sets of tricep exercises superset with biceps at the end. I do bench dips on one upper day and, on the other, I've been trying out other exercises. I've done standing extensions with a dumbbell and a...

spradish‎, 08-21-2015 06:56 AM
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Post Exercises to get rid of that baby pouch

Hi ladies! I'm completely new here and decided just two weeks ago I need to transform my body. I've had 3 c-sections and am having a hard time finding a good lower abdomen workout to get rid of that baby pouch. (Note: I have just started eating clean & understand it will take time) I googled it...

MareMare86‎, 08-24-2015 07:41 AM
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Question Training while sick

Hey! So the day before yesterday i had a planned off-day from them gym for recovery then the day after (so yesterday) i woke up sick (coughing, throat is sore/voice is weird, snot in my throat and nose...)... Temperature is normal So i haven't trained in 2 days... And i REALLY WANT TO hit...

TheMirjam12‎, 08-23-2015 11:19 PM
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my everything routine

This is my workout routine. Am I on the right track?? I have lost some weight, but not losing fast enough. People say I look thinner. But I m not shedding of that pound I want to. I am 64.2kg. I am tracking my macros using MyFitnessPal. I am doing, 1500 calories. Protein 150g, Carb 113g, Fat 50g....

islambeth‎, 08-20-2015 10:14 PM
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anyone do rock climbing in addition to lifting?

I recently took up indoor top-rope climbing and love it. I'm climbing 2-3 days per week and having a hard time balancing out my lifting with it. Just wondering how other climbers are structuring their lifting routines around climbing.

oregonchick76‎, 08-11-2015 04:41 PM
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right butt bigger than left

okay, i am fairly new to fitness but i've been mainly focusing on my butt and thigh for the past few months and i noticed that my right butt cheek is bigger than the left. i know lunges e.g. can correct this, but i know this sounds stupid. but which foot has to be in front if i want to correct my...

pursueing‎, 08-19-2015 09:39 AM
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Question Trouble getting hamstrings to "activate" during deadlifts

With deadlifts.... I know the major muscle it works is the lower back... but should you feel it in the hamstrings at all? I feel like my hamstrings don't really "activate" much. I've rarely ever in the past felt much in my hamstrings from any exercises. It seems like my quads and other...

klm83‎, 05-27-2010 03:02 PM
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Brand New - Lost - But Absolutely Serious - Looking for Advice

Hello - I am one of the lurkers, the confused, the eternally "i-wish-i-knew-what-to-do" and "there-has-to-be-a-better-alternative-to-surgery". I am overweight. By a great margin. I'm not thrilled by the idea of gastric bypass (nor the price....) and honestly, that doesn't really solve the problem,...

Zraii‎, 08-01-2015 07:46 PM
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Breast implants and chest exercises?

I have read conflicting views on whether or not you can exercise your chest when you have breast implants. Mine are not new I had them done two years ago. I have read that it can shift the position of the implant but I find this difficult to believe considering that they are placed within the...

petitpowerhouse‎, 02-13-2010 04:01 PM
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Stronglifts 5x5

Hey everyone, new to this website but not to weight lifting. I tend to be a "I'll work out when I can" type person. I typically run or ride bike average of 4-7 miles on the treadmill or 15-20 miles on my bike. I also own three horses, work at two stables, and therefore ride between...

sweetdixie92‎, 08-19-2015 10:50 AM
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Shoulders 3x per week? is this ok?

I'm really trying to build up my deltoids (something I've been lacking in)... I've been training my shoulders twice a week for the last four months, and was curious if I could bump it up to 3 times / week. What would your suggestions be if this were ok to do?... Front, mid and rear (3 different...

ktkoch‎, 04-19-2011 03:41 PM
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Beginners weight training at home (for a complete newbie)

Completely new here, so I'm sorry there must be around 1000 similar threads to this, I'm a 19 year old 120lb girl, weak as hell- the most experience I've had is in cardio (And I eat clean) and I'm set on trying to start lifting. Just wondering if anyone has any tips for starting out, I'm going to...

violetbabydoll‎, 08-18-2015 06:06 AM
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GHR's..sudden hip flexor pain?

I do these regularly off the lat pulldown I got 10 reps for a PB, but the last four sets I felt terrible pain in my hip flexors on the ascending motion of it. Can someone give me some pointers as to where I may have went wrong ? Perhaps it was just fatigue and I was trying to pull...

CRascoll‎, 08-17-2015 10:48 AM
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Tell me about your bulking routines!

I've recently decided to go for my first legitimate bulk, but I feel totally lost on how to find a good training routine for my goals. I'd like to add as much size as I can to my lower body and build up my legs and particularly glutes. A lot of people seem to say that a 3 or 4 day, total-body,...

nevagetsfit‎, 07-29-2015 10:48 AM
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Substitute Exercise for Leg Curl??

My question is really straight forward. I just began PHUL, and I would like to sub in a different exercise for the leg curl. My gym does not have the equipment for a lying leg curl and I HATE the seated leg curl. So what would you guys suggest as an adequate replacement? Thanks in...

RTrout18‎, 08-04-2015 12:29 PM
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