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Forum: Training

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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Trouble increasing bicep weight?

I have been stuck doing biceps with a 15kg bar for about the past year...I tried dropping to 12.5 for technique and am back up to 15 again but I just can't seem to move the weight up! Any tips/advice would be much appreciated.

viccles007‎, Yesterday 09:48 PM
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Do any women follow the Arnold Blueprint Program?

So I am was looking for a new program and have started this one. Im on day two and love it so far...well see if I feel the same after a whole week tho! Basically it's a warm up set followed with four sets of 8 to 12 reps. Day one is chest and back, day two shoulders and arms with day three legs...

dreadiechic‎, Today 03:07 PM
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Trouble increasing dumbbell shoulder press weight

I train alone at the gym and the dumbbells jump from 10k to 12.5k. I can comfortably do sets of 10 with the 10k but I can't manage to jump to 12.5k. I'm thinking about switching to a shoulder press machine where the increments are lighter. I have the same problem with dumbbell bench press, can do...

sj679‎, Today 06:29 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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Abs/Core Training Program Suggestions

Hi all I'm onto a pretty great program which I mostly love, the only area I am looking at tweaking is core and abs training. I'll start by saying that I am 100% aware that no amount of training that area is going to give me a magic six pack or miraculously flatten my stomach and that's not what...

missbellejane‎, 09-25-2014 09:22 PM
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More muscle

I'm new to this forum. I've been training for over 5 years am naturally skinny all my life have some muscle but am thinking of doing a competition. I would likely fit into the bikini or fitness model section. What is the best way to get started training harder. I've just recently started lifting...

aceaser‎, 09-28-2014 01:13 AM
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Workout tips regarding triceps?

Hi guys, Very new to's forum, but I had a question. So I've been going to the gym since mid-April 2014, and I've lost a total of 59.8 pounds (as of this morning) from 198 at 5 feet tall. My main goal is weight loss, down to maybe 120 pounds (I haven't really decided yet), but...

juliesoaivan‎, Yesterday 06:50 AM
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Cardio = Exhaustion

For as long as I can remember, I've always had an issue with low intensity and long duration cardio. I can do interval training and high intensity stuff and feel physically tired, but not exhausted. I go for a 60 minute walk or clean the house and I need to sleep afterwards. I feel physically and...

karategurl‎, 09-27-2014 12:05 AM
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Starting to research a new program, suggestions?

I am on week 7 of PHUL. I plan on running this for 12 weeks and then want to change it up. I am seeing (what I think) great results but want something that focuses on splitting body parts up to get some more intricate work on areas. I can realistically work out 4-5 days a week at the gym....

TorreTornado‎, 09-27-2014 11:17 AM
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Question CAT squat vs squat?

Can someone break it down for me please? Is it just a faster squat? More ROM? I've watched YouTube videos & still confused! TIA

Trigirl11‎, 09-27-2014 05:25 PM
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Abs Focus

Sure you guys see this all the time but i'm starting to seriously put time into going gym signed up recently and decided i wanna work on bringing my abs out alot. I am rouhgly 5 ft 4 in height and only weight 8.2 stone (114 pounds) So going off that i believe my body fat % is reasonably low or is...

Gotzex‎, 09-27-2014 09:18 AM
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Cardio, weights, what to do for cellulite reduction?

Hi, I need help with my workout routine. I am 5'3, 118 lbs, curvy build. I currently teach Zumba 1-2 x/week (have been teaching for 2+ yrs). I was lifting 2x per week, and adding in 1 extra day of cardio in addition to teaching. I recently noticed that the cellulite on my thighs and butt has...

edensmom25‎, 06-20-2012 04:24 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, 09-21-2014 04:24 AM
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Help me run faster :(

I have gotten lazy and out of shape. Depression got bad as well. Now I changed my life totally and am back on track. Sadly I've lost every and any gain I made before. I was running the mile and a half in 13 min which is great for me. I'm slow and not athletic lol but then I had knee surgery in...

TeayotaSoupra‎, 09-23-2014 08:19 AM
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Does weight lifting make you broader/wider?

Hello all! So I'm relatively new to weight lifting (been lifting for 2 months now) I must say I'm addicted to it. However, I'm getting concerned about my body shape, a lot have mentioned to me that my body shape has been changing, I look broader from the shoulders, hips and waist. I'm sure its...

Nouranhei‎, 09-24-2014 08:53 AM
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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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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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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, 09-21-2014 01:22 AM
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Question Calves

Hey yall...Here's the deal. My calves are pretty large - like there's a lot of mass there, but they're not defined. I do work my calves, but I just can't seem to get them cut! So I was just wondering how many sets/reps of calf raises yall do. Thanks

LilRed03‎, 01-15-2007 03:22 PM
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negative reps

what are negative reps? I'm new to this?

frankiearp‎, 09-22-2014 09:21 PM
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need more mass

Ive been training for 2 years now and Im not gaining any more mass wht can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated

reilly2374‎, 09-22-2014 04:04 AM
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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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Thumbs up Calf muscle challenge

Calf muscle challenge for all girls and women. First, measure your calf muscles and take a photo. what is your current body fat %? WARM-UP: Standing calf raises: 1-2 sets of 20-50 reps. BODY WEIGHT. WORKING SETS: Standing calf raises: (2...

calfmuscle555‎, 08-11-2014 12:31 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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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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