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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: 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: 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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Unhappy I want bigger arms but I think im going backwards...

I would love to have muscular (read: large) arms & I have been consistent with training (ive been training for about 8 months but recently started focusing on my arms). Today when I did upper body I was not able to complete sets that Ive been on for 3 weeks now (namely hammer curls with 15lb...

Bowiechick‎, 06-01-2010 06:09 PM
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Having trouble building glutes/thighs

Hi, Any tips for building glute muslces and hamstrings would be very much appreciated! I have been slowly gaining after under eating, and being underweight for about 6-8 months. I've been working with a nutritionist to slowly gain fat and muscle. So my goals are to gain both to get my...

drumlinegirl‎, 06-21-2015 08:24 AM
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Unhappy Is this a realistic goal?

I want to get this body, and also i want a perfect posture, taller height and smaller waist. Is it possible to have my butt look like kacy hill? but have legs and my waist like xiao wen ju legs? i have a 26'' waist and i weigh 127 lbs and im 5'7 or 5'8 1/2 but I want to be about 119-120 lbs...

4our‎, 07-02-2015 06:47 PM
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Leg exercises that are easy on the knees

Hello! I am just getting into lifting and I am running into a bit of an issue. I'm currently rehabbing a knee injury that makes exercises like squats and lunges really painful. I'm getting ready to start Week 2 Jamie Eason's Livefit plan and I want to make Leg Day as effective as possible...

setiffany‎, Yesterday 07:57 PM
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Training and Traveling

Hey guys, So I struggle with getting thrown off schedule at least once a month due to traveling. I'm in academia so conferences...meetings and right now, job interviews as I'm finishing my PhD in a month or so. If I have the ability I try to book my own hotel and try to make sure it has a gym...

ProjectHalfDone‎, 06-26-2015 05:13 PM
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Too fatigued for cardio from strength training

Hi all, I began the Stronglifts 5x5 program a week ago Monday, have had 4 workout sessions so far. Prior to that I was doing Les Mills Body Pump 3 times a week and cardio (such as jogging a maximum of 7km) 5 times a week. Since I started SL I have absolutely struggled to do cardio or...

Baybeejulia‎, 06-30-2015 03:35 AM
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Question Has anyone tried Jim Stoppani's 6 week shortcut to shred?

I'm looking at this program and looking for feedback from anyone. It seems geared to men....but that doesn't really deter me...

Leigh29‎, 04-13-2013 08:10 PM
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Question Why do I feel better with a longer workout?

Hi all, beware for the long post.. Also English is my third language so excuse me if I make any mistake. 20 y-o, 5ft 3, 118lb. Been lifting on and off for 2 years and more consistently in the last few months. Lately I changed my workout program (new program below), and since it has higher...

byond‎, 05-27-2015 06:51 AM
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Hi there. Let me preface this post by saying I'm not a bodybuilder. I'm just a regular run-of-the-mill chick. I'm 37 years of age, 5'3" and weigh 55kg. I have very little muscle mass and look soft. I know that I have some body fat to lose, but generally will only look better by increasing my...

oneday1D‎, 07-02-2015 02:03 AM
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Thumbs up Glute/ham exercises?

Looking to build up the glute/ham backview. What are your favorite exercises for building that area? I'm already doing weighted glute bridges, deadlifts, ham curls, cable kickbacks, weighted squats and lunges and eating in a surplus. What exercises could I add to help build this area up?

Jodie10‎, 06-14-2015 08:42 AM
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Exclamation Banana roll - is it a glute or hamstring issue?

Hi ladies, I'm a newbie here, and I'm hoping you can enlighten me with your wisdom! As you can see by my attached picture, I have a banana roll underneath one of my butt cheeks. I know I can't spot reduce fat...I'm pretty lean anyway, but this bulge is damn stubborn. No matter how clean I...

sunshine26‎, 03-14-2011 10:28 PM
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if i have some fat on my belly should i lose it first then do ab exsersises?

i read somewhere that if i do ab workouts while i still have a belly the abs will form under the fat or something like that, I want to get abs but I dont know if i should do muscle workouts now or do some cardio for a few months then do ab workouts.

shazz123‎, 07-02-2015 09:09 AM
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Resistance bands

I'm looking into getting some resistance bands to add to my workouts. Does anyone have any suggestions on ones they've used and liked? I'd like to use them to help with pull ups, and maybe to try out some new movements with bands instead of weights (bench press, squats, etc).

Ashlei‎, 06-29-2015 09:47 AM
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Unhappy I have a small frame but I want to lift heavier weights!

Ladies, I'm hoping you can help me with some advice. I'm 5'8, 135 lbs, 16% BF. After being a long distance runner for 4 years, I've turned to lifting after becoming bored with running and being stick thin. I have an itch to become stronger. It's been a year now that I've been lifting but over...

vivibug‎, 07-01-2015 01:47 PM
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Question How can I extend my workouts to get the most out of them?

Hi, I'm currently doing the Jamie Eason Livefit plan (day 8 week 2). For some reason I feel like I'm not doing something right because I'm able to finish all the exercises within 25 minutes. I feel like that's way too fast even though I am doing the 3 sets of 12 per wprkout as instructed. I think...

karlykleber‎, 06-29-2015 05:49 AM
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Stronglifts 5X5 for awhile?

Hi all. I'm trying to get back into weight lifting the right way. I downloaded the Stronglifts 5x5 app. I've been messing around with some stupid routines that I believe are beyond me right now... I've come back around and think starting on the SL 5x5 should be the way to go? Should I be ok...

Katrogen‎, 06-30-2015 10:52 AM
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High Heart Rate

Hi, I am a 22 year old female (5'3", 120 lbs) has always worked out about 3 times a week since I was about 17. I recently stepped up my routine to do 4 times a week of strength training and 5 times a week of cardio. My heart rate has always seemed abnormally high. I am not even allowed to give...

jmerc89‎, 06-20-2011 02:46 PM
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Buying a home gym

I'm looking to buy a home gym. I'd like an "all-in-one" type piece of equipment that allows me to work the whole body. I will be buying it used. Can anyone recommend a good home gym? FYI, I do not want a Bowflex.

Dooza12‎, 06-30-2015 11:38 AM
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Talking Home work out questions

Hey I'll be out of gym for a few days now with work and was trying to think what would be the best way of working out at home and if anyone has any tips on workouts supplements and foods that will help me with my goal from at home.

Jj1993ire‎, 06-27-2015 11:17 AM
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Lost!! Any advice for progression?

I've not posted on here before so would be glad for any advice at all. I've been lifting since beginning of September last year. I started around 127 lbs, 5ft 1. I lost weight down to around 115 now. I seem to have completely stalled with my progress. I ve built a little muscle, but not enough...

diddles1971‎, 06-30-2015 02:23 AM
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Total Beginner and I Need Help! (a little bit long)

Hi everyone! I figure I should introduce myself first, I am interested in starting to lift but don't know where to start! I love being at the gym, but I mostly use the treadmill - I know, typical! But I really like to run and I feel great afterwards, I do it more for stress-relief than fitness....

godwit‎, 06-30-2015 08:48 AM
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Need a coach SF Bay Area

I'm looking for a coach in the SF Bay Area (North Bay) area. Have been prepping for a competition in March or May next year (bikini class/masters division), about one year in now. Can someone recommend a good and reliable coach for me? I'm dedicated, I work hard and I follow directions. ...

Jodie10‎, 06-28-2015 04:44 PM
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How to calculate resistance for bodyweight

This a really interesting exercise science page that shows you how to calculate the amount of bodyweight that you move during different exercises. It also goes on to show how including that amount can affect your estimated RM or the % increase over time. I mean, many of us have lived years...

likeafish‎, 06-28-2015 08:56 AM
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Deadlifts hurt lower back?

I like doing straight leg deadlifts with dumbbells. Nothing super heavy, only using 20 or 25 lbs dumbbells in each hand. Sometimes when I do them my lower back hurts a little bit. It is never sore or painful after doing deadlifts; only sometimes during. I know deadlifts work your back aswell as...

courtneytrisha1‎, 06-19-2015 11:21 AM
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Can you naturally just have big thigh muscles?

My thighs are one of my main concerns as far as reaching my ideal body image. I used to do short distance sprints in track and as long as I can remember, I've always had thicker more muscular arms and legs but a small waist and flat stomach. I was looking at this article, and towards the bottom...

Gemini235‎, 06-19-2015 04:49 PM
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