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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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Realistic timeline for body transformation?

I've been checking out the transformations on the main site, and I'm blown away by the speed in which some of these women completely transformed their bodies - in less than a year, given their starting and ending ages being the same. Examples: ...

Magnolia916‎, Yesterday 10:15 PM
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How long does your typical lifting workout take?

And do you think there's an amount of time that's too little/too much?

Magnolia916‎, Yesterday 06:17 AM
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Deload Questions

When y'all deload, do you simply scale back the amount of weight you are lifting/reps/sets, or do you not lift at all? I've seen and heard of people doing one or the other and am interested in opions regarding which method you choose and why. I am WAAAAAAYYYY overdue for a deload, as in never...

IrishLassie78‎, Yesterday 01:17 PM
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Confused- advice needed re: training volume

Hi, so this isn't the first time I've been confused about training and asked for help. Summary - started lifting regularly a year ago- initially on a calories deficit to shift fat, had an online trainer. Did this jul- April . I stopped paying for him as the continuous diet wasn't achievable over...

Charliejl1982‎, 08-21-2014 10:30 AM
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Chest and Thighs

Okay so I have always had really weak upper strength. I am tired of it and am determined to improve it. So question! What can I do to help my push ups? I feel they are inadequate and I feel really pathetic doing even the modified ones with knees. I'm currently doing 3 reps of 10 10 lbs but it is...

sboyett730‎, Yesterday 06:24 AM
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Anxious and Depressed After Workout

As the title says lately I've been feeling odd after a workout and sometimes into the next day. The depression isn't bad but I've never had problems with it before. I just feel really bummed out and like not doing anything. I used to get really bad panic attack from anxiety but they went away and...

legday69‎, 08-16-2014 09:10 PM
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Unhappy Training TWICE a day??

Ok so... I am sort of addicted to training and find myself wanting to push up to 6 hours in the gym!!! In saying this, I train for example... Arms in the morning full session 2hrs then go back at night and train my back and abs for another 2 hours?! Is this okay??? Or will it make me...

andonas‎, 08-20-2014 03:59 AM
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can weight lifting can be cardio too?

I am getting towards the end of my cut and decided to incorporate some running. I haven't ran since the end of my last cut which was last November. I got on the treadmill with pretty low expectations of my running abilities since it's been awhile. I like to run for two minute intervals followed...

mtnliones5‎, Yesterday 06:24 AM
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Back to Back Lifting Days

Normally I have a lifting schedule of 4x per week with a day or more of rest in between. detrimental/counterintuitive would it be to say, do all four back to back and then rest the rest of the week? Mostly this is a matter of convenience because Monday—Wednesday, my gym is PACKED...

Pinskers‎, 08-20-2014 09:50 PM
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Lifting Advice

Hi folks, just looking for some beginner-ish advice. I have done a lot of training and lifting back in the day (university) and have been hitting up the gym regularly since but with no real goals, or specific program or purpose in mind. I have now set some goals and am wanting to get to the point...

jlushious‎, 08-18-2014 09:55 AM
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Can I workout daily?

My question is simple: I need to have a good hard workout daily. How do I accomplish this while not overworking myself? Do I really need rest days? How few can I get by on? I work out just 20-30 min a day right now, doing circuit training mostly, bodyweight work: squats, push ups...some stiff...

SpazzyGinger87‎, 08-18-2014 08:54 PM
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Question Am I gaining too fast? Why so?

Hello everybody, I started bulking 4 weeks ago. I am 168 cm (5'5 ft) tall and weighted around 52.5-53 kg (116-117 lbs) at the beginning. Now I weight a bit more than 54.5 kg (120 lbs). My normal calories are around 1600-1700, but now I eat around 2100-2200 to bulk, which means a slight,...

EmiVarga‎, 08-20-2014 10:21 PM
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[Research] What is your experience with weight training as a women? (Survey)

Hi everyone! I am new to weight training and have unexpectedly come to really like it. I think it's really great for women to want to be stronger, but I think the entry point into this field is pretty challenging for women. So what I am doing is collecting research to better understand the...

bubblelocker‎, 08-19-2014 04:25 PM
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Changing schedule/starting new job

I will be changing up my schedule this fall when my daughter starts school full-time. New job (part time, 8-2:30) teaching at her school. My question is, after work how do you stay motivated for the gym? I will still need to kill it. Any advice about nutrition, meal prep, mental prep, how to...

Jodie10‎, 08-18-2014 08:31 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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Bulking Advice

I am looking for some advice on how to gain more muscle mass. I am 5'7" and 127 lbs. I currently am in the middle of the Body Beast workout program and am 100% faithful with this and my diet. I consume around 2000 calories a day with around 100g of carbs and at least 170g of protein. I am not using...

cyndiehaan‎, 08-16-2014 04:51 PM
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Define 'lifting heavy'

I keep adding weight to my current routine because I can work harder than I am. I am following everyone's recomp advice about a lean bulk and lifting heavy but I worry I'm not doing enough to really build yet. Not sure how heavy is 'heavy', if you know what I mean. To the point where I can...

Jodie10‎, 08-19-2014 11:43 AM
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Is running enough?

Hey, completely new here. So I've been building up jogging for several months now – just 20 mins etc. I've tried to bring in intervals training but it kills so I'm going to introduce it steadily. I know it's good to do weights etc, but this always seems so boring. Are there any good sports...

Nothing2lose7‎, 08-19-2014 03:34 AM
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is this enough to grow my arms

This is my own workout routine I came up with to try to get my arms bigger please let me know your opinions on it this whole routine is a big superset Half rep curls 3x12 Tricep push down 3x12 Arnold curl (hold at top 3sec) 3x12 Reverse grip tricep pull down 3x12 (straight bar) Bicep...

bdybldgdream‎, 08-18-2014 09:03 PM
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Good stretching routine before and after workout?

Hi ladies, I just started lifting weights at my gym a couple months ago. I did pilates and have been doing cardio for years. Is there any special before and after stretching exercises that is better for weight training? I haven't really decided which program to follow yet. I may start doing...

Malaki100‎, 08-18-2014 06:46 AM
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Fatigue mid workout?

The past week or two I have been finding myself burning out before my workout is done. I get 2 solid sets/reps done and after the muscle just doesn't have strength left. I find subsequent sets have to be done at a lower weight or rep range than I was able to do the week before. I haven't changed...

morninglory81‎, 08-16-2014 10:30 AM
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Stuck with. Bowflex

I know it's not as good as a gym but the landlord has one in the basement and it's what I've been working out on. I don't think they ever used in, lol. Once I relocate I will hopefully be closer to a gym and able to afford one but right now I'm stuck in the hear and now and want to make the most of...

dreadiechic‎, 08-15-2014 05:16 PM
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How much cardio should I do?

I know that there's been some similar threads about this, but I'm quite a bit heavier than most people here. The general consensus seems to be that it's fine to do little/no cardio as long as you're lifting, but since I have a lot of weight to lose, I wondered if I should be doing more cardio. I...

reversewill‎, 08-14-2014 10:05 AM
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Question About Reps and Sets

Hi gals. I am aiming to bulk and develop as much lean mass as possible. I do one of two things for my workouts and would like to know what is best for developing more muscle. Sometimes I do eight reps then five then three at a moderate speed, slow enough so momentum is not on my side. Then after...

dreadiechic‎, 08-17-2014 02:56 PM
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Trying for my 1RM on Bench

Hello Everyone, I'm new here but have been lurking. I'm a 42 year old female returning to lifting after life has taken it's toll. I have weight to lose but, surprisingly, I'm stronger and more confident than I was in my twenties. I am regularly benching 135 5 x 5 with 2 preceding warm-up sets of...

SheLiftzHvy‎, 08-17-2014 06:27 PM
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