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Weight training and cardio questions.

Thumbs up 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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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: 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: 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: 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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Normal to be bruised from squat bar?

I tried to do back squats yesterday but was quite sore when I rested the bar on my back (I usually go low bar). I couldn't figure out why until I had a look my back this morning - there are bruises where I usually rest the bar. Is this normal?

viccles007‎, 09-15-2014 10:22 PM
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Bulking or Cutting first at 23.6%

I am going to start going to the gym and wanna transform my body (build some serious toned muscles but also lose my stomach fat and tone my abs). I am at 23.6% and currently look like my profile picture. I went to the grocery store and bought all my 96% lean beef, egg whites, fish, and spinach and...

lizardmuscle‎, Yesterday 01:22 AM
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Pants ripped during squats...

So I had a leg day yesterday and I started with warming up on the bike.. then the usual exercises - squats, sumo deadlifts, goblet squats... Then I moved to the leg press machine. After that i went to pick a barbel so I can do reverse lunges and a guy that I know from my gym came to me and told me...

lulu1987‎, 09-19-2014 12:58 PM
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How to learn to love lat pulls and chest preses...

I absolutely love squats and squat related exercises, but no I have never posted as pic of me squatting or even my booty on Facebook, lol. Things like good mornings and deadlifts I can do till exhaustion and then try to convince myself to try just one more set. However when it comes to upper body...

dreadiechic‎, 09-20-2014 04:49 PM
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My booty is getting firmer but smaller :(

I am currently on a calorie deficit and calculating my macros everyday. I'm at around 1200 - 1400 calories everyday 5-6 meals a day. My goal is to drop my body fat, tone up and build a nice round butt. I started out at 147lbs and now I am at 136 lbs (5'2") I work out 4-5 days a week and...

lisamarie061‎, 09-18-2014 06:49 PM
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Recovering from Workouts

Just wondering if anyone does anything special to recover from their workouts. I'm not necessarily talking about muscle soreness, but that general fatigue/tiredness that comes after a workout and might last into the next day. I'm in my last semester of an entry level Master's program in nursing...

SophieM‎, Yesterday 04:24 AM
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BIKRAM YOGA: Instructor says no weights

Hi! I just attended my first bikram yoga class this AM. It was very enjoyable. Afterwards, the instructor said I did very well, so I mentioned I had been weight training for about a month. He said, "well if you are looking to tone you don't have to do that, you can just do this." My thoughts...

ajrobin‎, 03-04-2007 04:19 PM
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Need some help/advice please :)

Hey everyone, I am a 22 year old female and have been going to the gym for about 6 months now, i do about 25-30 mins cardio and then about 15-20 weights training, however i think i am doing something wrong or need to change what i am doing because my shoulders are getting too big and my arms...

emmaaa92‎, 09-18-2014 09:57 AM
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Smile Opinions on a push/pull/leg split

I am a 20 year old female with a goal of transforming, I've been lifting about a month. Trying to switch from working each muscle group once per week to doing a push/pull/leg split. Hoping for some constructive criticism if you guys can help. I usually do the standard 3x10, not sure if that's the...

brittanib‎, 09-19-2014 07:02 PM
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When should I do cardio..

I am lifting weights and doing cardio...I am confused at how often I should do cardio because I'm toned everywhere but my lower stomach where I have a little bit of fat keeping my 6 pack from showing. Someone told me I'm doing too much at 7 days a since I lift weights at 11 am 4 days a...

jlynn1976‎, 09-05-2014 07:18 PM
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To Rest or To Push-Through: How do you decide?

I'm only 3 months in at serious (i.e. consistent & heavy) lifting. I started out during the first two months lifting 5 days a week and then I realized that that was too much for my newbie self and in the past month I've moved to the Simply Shredded 4-day/week, upper/lower split. For some reason,...

shakesclub‎, 09-18-2014 07:24 PM
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Question Weight distibution during squats, deadlifts, etc

I have an old knee injury on my left leg and I find that I am putting a lot of my weight during exercises through my right leg. Due to this I am now finding that my right, uninjured knee is starting to give me problems but I am not sure how to correct this. I think it must be a psychological thing...

vhenley164‎, 09-11-2014 04:53 AM
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What's your favorite program?

I'm in the market for a new program, and am curious to see what was successful for other people. I've been lifting for about a year, and the first actual program I did was PHAT, which I enjoyed and did for several months. It was a fun routine, though, in retrospect, I realize I was doing was WAY...

VO2Maxima‎, 09-19-2014 02:23 PM
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Cool Fitness model comp/ tri training and weight loss.... Can I do all at once?

Hi, So I've been trying to do all the things I love and lose weight. My weight yoyo's. Would I be better off focusing on either a fitness model comp or a tri or weight loss instead of trying to do all three at once? Thank you for any help!

candiv‎, 08-15-2014 03:31 PM
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Pull ups and chin ups

I have always had a goal of being able to do chin ups and pull ups. I can do a quarter one...:S Am I better off doing a few months of PHUL to build strength before attempting to work on them? I'm pretty weak in the lower body department. Or do you think I could add it into my program somewhere?...

viccles007‎, 09-03-2014 10:00 PM
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Adding exercises to a program

I am noticing, after a month of PHUL, I am seemingly making more gains/progress in my lower half. Should I add some other exercises into my upper days to try to compensate?

TorreTornado‎, 09-16-2014 05:04 PM
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Unhappy seem to be stuck with certain exercises :(

Hiya, looking for some insight please. I have been lifting seriously since april. My lifts have been going up slowly, following a system where I start using a weight I can lift for 8 reps, progress to 12 then increase the weight so I can only do 8 reps and repeat. Some of my lifts have been stuck...

leeniepie‎, 09-14-2014 06:46 AM
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Going from PHAT to PHUL, advice appreciated

Hi ladies, I'm back again. I feel like I'm annoying on here always asking the same things, but I just lack confidence in using myself as my only guidance even though I spend a ton of time reading articles. So first off I want to say thank you to everyone on here! I am currently on PHAT, five...

kyraschmidt‎, 09-14-2014 03:19 PM
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Advice needed on Fitness Tracking

Hi I have just recently been introduced to fitness tracking. I regularly practice HITT. What are the important metrics I need to track like heartbeat , activity level , sleep,etc? What device can use to track all the elements in one device ? What are the some inaccuracies or inefficiencies of...

biswashreedey‎, 09-14-2014 09:05 PM
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Smile Brand New - Tips, Tricks, and Advise Wanted!

Hey there! I just (literally less than a week ago) decided start body building! I was getting a gym membership for running during the winter, but I can't seem to stay on the treadmill when there are so many other ways to sculpt my body. I am looking for any and all information newbies should...

tazynhawk‎, 09-14-2014 05:19 PM
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I need help to build a booty pleaseeeee

I am currently on a cut right now 500-700 cal deficit a day. I really want a big butt and I know it involves heavier weight training. Therefore, 1) Do I start after my cut so I can eat more in order to start building? 2) What's the recommended routine and weight? 3) What are the best...

lisamarie061‎, 09-05-2014 06:12 PM
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most "valuable" exercise by body part?

I know this is a somewhat subjective question, but would like your feedback. I'm currently doing an upper/lower split and am very happy with it. It is a nice balance of heavy work on the 'primary' lifts followed by volume on some isolation work. However, my schedule gets intermittently super...

oregonchick76‎, 09-09-2014 09:22 AM
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Shoulder Development

Looking for a program that focuses on shoulder width\development. My shoulders have always lagged behind and I am tired of hearing that "its genetics"...I have been training for many many years but I am not happy with the shoulders. Any suggestions?

ms_mac‎, 08-31-2014 09:03 PM
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Smile Tennis season interfering with my training?

A few weeks ago, my tennis season began. Every day I have either 3 hours at a game, or 2 hours at practice. Each practice or game involves a lot of constant activity and I'm basically having an hour or two hour cardio session. I'm not sure exactly how many calories I burn every day, but I assume...

saygolas‎, 09-10-2014 09:02 PM
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New to weightlifting! Please help!:)

I just recently started lifting heavy (about 3 months) because I want to build muscle and eventually compete in a competition for bikini. I started eating clean 3 weeks ago (including taking whey protein, lean protein with every meal, low carbs (and only eating carbs such as potatoes, corn, rice,...

JessicaKat‎, 09-10-2014 04:15 PM
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