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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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Crazy semester. Should I change my split? (Calling all crazy busy ladies)

Hi all.. I'm a biochemistry major working on my undergrad, and I work as an EMT and a front desk receptionist at a spa. So, yeah, I'm pretty only option is to work out first thing in the morning, which has worked great for me. However, when I work night shifts, I take the following day...

cjobson‎, Today 05:08 AM
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Should I do drop sets or less reps to failure?

I am following the Arnold blue print and on chest and back days I have a reoccurring problem this week. I posted it in the discussion part for the program but there isn't much conversation there so I was hoping for some input here. I'm thinking I'm not following the program hwvent found...

dreadiechic‎, Yesterday 12:33 PM
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Question Looking for a good 3 day routine

Hi all, I am currently weight training three days a week (Wednesday, Friday and Sunday), been doing it for about 6-8 months and am looking for a decent routine . I know that I should have always been doing with a tried and tested routine but I have been just doing my own thing in the gym for...

vhenley164‎, 10-14-2014 04:11 AM
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Ab Workouts?

Hi, So I've never trained abs before, I always figured I was doing enough ab work with my main compound lifts but I feel like I should add some into my workout, does anyone have some good ab exercies that they can share with me? I was thinking of adding it into my shoulder day as I am done...

courtzbv‎, 10-21-2014 10:33 PM
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Question Trying to gain muscle but no access to weights...

I'm have to do cardio for my tummy (problem area) But i want to make muscle gains and have no access to weights. I'm afraid that i wont be able to bulk the way i want to at least not right now. I could focus on shredding but i'm not sure how to go about it. Not sure what avenue to take....

Ewers‎, 10-22-2014 05:51 PM
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Very beginner leg day advice.

Hello all, I'm trying to get my wife into lifting and shes doing well. Haven't gotten to a leg day yet because she is scared about the soreness. She went to a 1 hour "fitness test" where the trainer put her through some work including squats and leg extentions. She was very sore for about 5 days...

coconnorjr‎, 10-22-2014 06:31 PM
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Need advice? Stay in deficit or should I bulk?

I need some advice!!!! I'm at a major crossroad! I'm female. 28yr. 5'7'' 131lbs. I've been lifting heavy (10-12) rep range and occasional cardio for about a year. I've been eating in a caloric deficit at around 1,610 and being very meticulous with calorie counting. I follow I eat...

BryanChristie‎, 10-22-2014 05:56 PM
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Question Training to bulk up.. Please help!

I am currently reverse dieting (to fix my metabolism from way too many years of <1400 calories and no carbs), but hoping to bulk up as much as possible this winter (I'm looking at a 16-20 week bulk). I've got help with my nutrition, but I'm confused as to what I need to do to help see results...

arigabrielle13‎, 10-15-2014 07:40 AM
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Thumbs up Digging the compound lifts

After two months of adding some heavy compound lifts I have to say I wish I had started doing them years ago. Huge changes in just two months: deadlifts have to be my new favorite. My bum is higher and tighter than before, and my abs have also tightened up. More so in just two months than the...

Jodie10‎, 10-16-2014 09:06 AM
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Critique my plan!

Hello! I've only posted once or twice here, and I still haven't 100% completed my profile so the plan information isn't on there. So I'll type it all out here :) I was hoping for some feedback from all you experts! :) I am 32 years old. 5'2, 120'ish pounds (haven't weighed myself in...

jessic2952‎, 10-17-2014 12:43 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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How many days should I lift (full body)

I have a solid program but I don't have time to do splits (leg day, chest day, etc). I can do 3-4 days, 1 1/2 hours at the gym max. Part-time job, child, dogs, etc. How many days a week should I do full body routine? I'm not lifting as heavy as many here, so I don't imagine I need 3-4 days to...

Jodie10‎, 10-21-2014 08:31 AM
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Smile Dissymmetrical body - help me get SMALLER ARMS

I have talked to 3 personal trainers without getting the results and help I need. My arms, especially around my tricep-area, are not a symmetrical size to the rest of my body. They are much bigger and kind of fat-looking compared to my othervise skinny body. I also have broad sholders and big...

PaulaHolmberg‎, 10-21-2014 06:02 AM
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Any MI40 Ladies??!

I ran the MI40x and just finished it a couple weeks ago. It was completely different than anything I had done before and definitely pushed me to my limit. I really liked it, although I had to modify some of the push up and pull up work =( Curious how many of you have ran it repeatedly and had good...

lblake1991‎, 10-20-2014 09:45 AM
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recovery: CNS vs. muscle

When doing Stronglifts 5x5, there are times when the rest between sets could be as much as 3-5 minutes. That's a long time! I'll do it, though, when the situation calls for it. I recently read somewhere (can't recall if it was in a Stronglifts email or what) that the central nervous system takes...

Spark77‎, 10-13-2014 06:57 PM
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Question Jamie Easons LiveFit trainer-opinions?

Considering trying Jamie Easons' Live FIt trainer program available free here. Has anyone tried it? Any comments, pros or cons? Its intermediate level so I figure I can do it with minimal training $$ to bring myself up to the level where I could look at hiring a coach/trainer after the 12...

Jodie10‎, 10-12-2014 08:32 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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A program to help me work with what I've got?

Four years ago when my landlord was giving me the initial tour of my soon-to-be apartment he took me into the basement and there was this weight bench. He said someone had left it there, I was free to use it / take it / whatever. I wan't (no, more like need) to start adding weight training into...

whttrs‎, 10-08-2014 10:53 AM
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ever use the hack squat machine face-down?

Lately I've seen a couple women doing this. I don't know them at all so I didn't want to ask the reason why they were doing this. But I figured someone here must know! I did, out of curiosity *try* this face-down hack squat thingy. It was awkward to get into position, but depending on foot...

oregonchick76‎, 10-08-2014 06:36 AM
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primarily targets quads or hams/glutes?

I should *know* this, but I am working so hard I feel it EVERYWHERE - quads AND glutes/hams. I want to have a primarily quad leg day and a primarily glute/ham leg day. Just want to make sure I'm targeting the desired muscle on each workout. I realize there is some overlap though. sumo squats...

oregonchick76‎, 10-11-2014 10:30 AM
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Taking a break

Hi, I was wondering, if you are looking to take a break from weight lifting for a while is it just a case of watching your diet to stop unwanted weight gain?

tahinilove‎, 10-12-2014 11:08 PM
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switching from a 4 day split to full body?

I have been doing a 4day upper/lower split since July, but am thinking of changing to a 3 day full body routine because I seem to be making little progress recently and also my schedule is going to get busier over the next few months as I return to university (whilst still working). However i'm...

leeniepie‎, 10-12-2014 06:56 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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Quick question on stubborn belly fat/treadmill workout

Hi im actually helping my girlfriend out with her cardio training i have her running on the tread mill for 15 Min Walking / warmup 15 min jogging 20 min running 15 min cool down walking she has been doing this for 4 months now and has lost a nice amount of weight! but now she is getting...

sergiotorr‎, 04-19-2008 10:55 AM
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Training Issues with All Pros

Struggling switching over to higher reps on All Pros. Been doing the big lifts (Squats/ Standard DL's/SLDL/Bench/ Rows), 5x5 adding weights each week for about a year. Recently switched to All Pros Beginner and am having issues. I'm only on the second week (9 reps at my 135lb for squats and...

CRascoll‎, 10-07-2014 07:19 AM
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