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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 04:03 PM
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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 11:56 PM
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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 07:12 AM
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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 08:00 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 01:04 AM
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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 02:11 AM
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Angry Weight gain/nutrition/lifting

I am wondering about weight gain during lifting. I currently am following the Jamie Eason's Livefit trainer. I am on phase 2 right now. I follow the nutrition loosely because I am still in college and have a difficult time finding the time to cook things (or even find a prep day) and finding things...

weilae‎, 02-10-2016 08:16 PM
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Grip strength and mixed grip deadlifts

Hey guys! How is everyone? I've been more into lifting and off the running lately, and I want to seriously concentrate on getting stronger with squats, deadlifts, and bench--just basic strength. I'm training 3 x per week full-body and kind of cobbling together my own thing. But I noticed...

shesprints‎, 02-03-2016 08:22 PM
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Calluses - help.

Help!! I thought with time, my skin would toughen up and adapt. But I've been at it since March/April. How do I prevent calluses? I use gloves and make sure gloves and skin are flush to bars! Still... I get calluses that sometimes really hurt. What am I doing wrong! (I can't seem to upload...

bodhi3s‎, 01-31-2016 04:24 PM
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Question Average time spent on a workout?

Hey ladies, what's the average time you spend on the weights in the gym? Reason I ask is because I've just started NROLFW and it's taking me just 20-30 minutes to complete the workouts. I'm literally just taking the 60 second recommend rest periods inbetween sets. Plus I've been going the gym...

Spartess‎, 01-22-2016 10:29 AM
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Charlie Mike?

Hi all! New to the forums, though I've been obsessively trawling bodybuilding.com for a few weeks now. I stumbled across Ashley Horner's new program Charlie Mike and was wondering if anyone else is considering following it? Quick history: I had been a cardio bunny for about 3 1/2 years,...

amiiwu‎, 02-11-2016 05:18 PM
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Are my Hamstrings lacking behind?

Hey guys! I have been working out since september 2015. I'll work out 3/4 days a week and do legday 2 times a week. My legday usually consist out of: Squats (12x20kg, 12x40kg, 10x60kg, 8x70kg and if I can lift more I'll do another set, my PR is 5x80kg) Lunges (10x20kg, 10x30kg, 8x40kg)...

krislybear‎, 02-11-2016 04:11 PM
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Smile Searching for a 3 day routine for bodybuilding

I am aware most 5x5 are mainly for strength and my main goal is actually gaining muscle and size, but i was wondering if anyone knows of routines/programs to follow that have given you good results. Yes, food is 70% and exercise is 30% i just wanted to ask for help with what to follow. I finished...

kydcali‎, 02-11-2016 01:41 PM
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Smile Home workout help

Hi, Pretty much my first post here. I've been looking through the workouts available here on Bodybuilding.com and I'm finding they all need equipment. A bench or pull up bar etc. I don't have these. I only have dumbells and a barbell with various weights to use. I cannot afford at this time to...

weeplin‎, 02-11-2016 04:22 AM
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Question Finished Madcow 5x5 need help with what to follow next

I was following Madcow 5x5 for several months and I did gain strength and size (mainly because I started the program as a beginner) I have been lifting weights for around 3/4 years, but always followed the typical high rep program/routine and I usually got no where. After doing Madcow 5x5, I felt...

kydcali‎, 02-11-2016 07:21 AM
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SAME 6-day split for months

I've been doing the same 6-day split for several months now (maybe 4-5 months I'd say) and I'm thinking my body needs change. I'm doing 2 Push, 2 Pull and 2 Leg days -- usually keep the same exercises but alternate since I hit them twice a week. Any recommendations for changing it up? I...

michalina48‎, 02-08-2016 02:14 PM
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Disagreeing with trainer on workout program, need advice

I have been training on/off on my own for two months (prior to that I was a couch potato) and with a trainer for the past three months, so I'm still very much a beginner so please excuse my ignorance. When I was on my own, I was doing SL. Now, my trainer has me doing a 5-day split (Back/ Bi-tri/...

WiseBonsai‎, 02-08-2016 04:08 PM
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i feel like this squat advice is wrong...

so bret contreras posted this on his instagram (link below)... i feel like it's all wrong? i feel like the pictures are wrong and i feel like his description below the picture are wrong too. i've been told that with lowbar squat you want to make sure that the bar path travels vertically up and down...

fitfanatic123‎, 02-04-2016 02:57 PM
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Question Workout program recommendation for someone who has just dumbbells

Hi everyone, I'm a female, beginner at strength training and I'd like to get your advice on professionally designed lifting programs suitable for people who have just dumbbells. I checked out the ones in the Beginner Sticky but those programs seem like you need barbells, gym machines, etc... I...

ceycey‎, 02-08-2016 03:33 PM
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Gains slowing down, need some changes in my routine

Hey guys, just a little about me.. I'm almost 19 and have been lifting for about a year and a half, I've probably gained 30 lbs of muscle total and cut some fat but my gains are starting to slow down dramatically. My lagging areas are probably my Bis and Shoulders, so any advice you would have...

tglinski8‎, 02-08-2016 02:42 PM
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Question Should I go for a caloric deficit or surplus to reduce cellulite?

Hi everyone, I'm 33 years old, 5.1 inch (155 cm), 101 lbs (46 kg) and I'm dealing with cellulite on my butt and thighs for many years. My scale says that my body fat is around 20% and I can say this is similar to the sample body fat percentage photos I see online, so we can accept this number...

ceycey‎, 02-08-2016 06:02 AM
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Les Mills Body Pump?

Has anyone tried it? Did you like it? I'm looking for something different to do for a change of pace, so I was thinking of taking that twice a week and yoga once a week in addition to lifting.

racejunkie‎, 01-05-2013 04:53 PM
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Is my physical therapist full of it?

Hi all, I’d like to start a bodybuilding regimen once I address some long-term injuries, so I began seeing a physical therapist. In short, I have a chronic adductor strain (or tendonitis or tendinosis, not really sure) that resulted from a cycling injury that never healed. I also injured my...

adductorPain88‎, 02-06-2016 04:15 PM
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Question Bulk and cut in 4 months?

Hi everyone! A year ago, I was quite overweight. I finally pulled myself together and loss fat. Fat loss was my main focus and it worked out rather well. So today is February 2nd, and I feel like I've lost the fat I needed to lose. Since summer will be here in 4 months, I wanted to add some...

teepee8‎, 02-02-2016 11:05 PM
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Is there a way to fix this without surgery??

Almost 11 years ago I my 1st of 3 c-sections (none were by choice). After the first one was done and healed I had a 3"x8" section of my lower abs that I had no feeling of at all. Basically 1" below and 2" above the incision line. That was until 3 months ago, when one evening my SO touched my...

Todayisforme‎, 01-20-2016 01:15 PM
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Disc Compression, Scoliosis, Back Pain, and Training

I started lifting about two years ago and just finished my first bulk (+10lbs in 18 weeks). I'm transitioning into a cut right now. In November 2014, I was doing a back squat with what was clearly bad form and I hurt my back. I was told it was a pulled muscle and to cool it on training until it...

lreed89‎, 02-03-2016 09:01 AM
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Timing snack/meal - before or after workout?

Hi! I'm new here. I've been browsing the forum for some time and now that I'm planning out my workout schedule, I have a question. Sorry if it's been covered before but if so, I haven't found it. On a weekday, I typically workout at lunch time. I walk on an incline for 20-30 minutes, and then...

caimay160‎, 01-30-2016 08:52 AM
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Question Girls and Bench Press/Chest Day

Okay all my fellow female lifters out there... I hear so many different things when I talk to my friends about bench press... Who out there benches as a girl and who out there doesn't bench?? Why?? If you don't bench do you do anything for chest day or do you focus more on just shoulders,...

TiaGreenFitness‎, 01-27-2016 11:51 AM
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How does this split look?

I'm newish to weight lifting and I came across this workout split and it looked good to me. What do you guys think of a plot like this for a beginner? I was also looking into plans where each workout was just total body as opposed to splits. Thank you in advanced!

sarah0320‎, 01-31-2016 01:33 PM
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Smile Weak hands and wrists?

Hi! Hoping someone in the know or had a similar circumstance can assist me! My strength has been increasing at a steady state which is fantastic, however I find now that my wrists or hands are failing/aching when I am doing lifts. Wrist straps aren't really an option because I am working with...

Missash22‎, 01-27-2016 06:58 PM
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Weight Calculation help please

I've come to the determination if I go to the gym fully prepared I have a much better workout. I am starting Allpros tomorrow, I've created a workout on bodyspace for it, have a journal started so I can keep track. I would like have the values I need for the weights I'm using for the full week. ...

Todayisforme‎, 01-30-2016 12:34 PM
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