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Sticky Thread Sticky: About SLEEP - You will be shocked.

Greetings sisterhood. So Mindi912 contacted me a few days ago and told me to post my thread on sleep (originally in the teen section) in the female section, so here it is. I'll be answering questions in the original thread but will visit this one too at times. Original thread:...

Agumon‎, 01-10-2011 04:03 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 11:56 PM
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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 07:12 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 08:00 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 01:04 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 02:11 AM
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i feel like this squat advice is wrong...

so bret contreras posted this on his instagram (link below)... i feel like it's all wrong? i feel like the pictures are wrong and i feel like his description below the picture are wrong too. i've been told that with lowbar squat you want to make sure that the bar path travels vertically up and down...

fitfanatic123‎, 02-04-2016 02:57 PM
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Question Average time spent on a workout?

Hey ladies, what's the average time you spend on the weights in the gym? Reason I ask is because I've just started NROLFW and it's taking me just 20-30 minutes to complete the workouts. I'm literally just taking the 60 second recommend rest periods inbetween sets. Plus I've been going the gym...

Spartess‎, 01-22-2016 10:29 AM
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Calluses - help.

Help!! I thought with time, my skin would toughen up and adapt. But I've been at it since March/April. How do I prevent calluses? I use gloves and make sure gloves and skin are flush to bars! Still... I get calluses that sometimes really hurt. What am I doing wrong! (I can't seem to upload...

bodhi3s‎, 01-31-2016 04:24 PM
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Grip strength and mixed grip deadlifts

Hey guys! How is everyone? I've been more into lifting and off the running lately, and I want to seriously concentrate on getting stronger with squats, deadlifts, and bench--just basic strength. I'm training 3 x per week full-body and kind of cobbling together my own thing. But I noticed...

shesprints‎, 02-03-2016 08:22 PM
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Question Bulk and cut in 4 months?

Hi everyone! A year ago, I was quite overweight. I finally pulled myself together and loss fat. Fat loss was my main focus and it worked out rather well. So today is February 2nd, and I feel like I've lost the fat I needed to lose. Since summer will be here in 4 months, I wanted to add some...

teepee8‎, 02-02-2016 11:05 PM
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Is there a way to fix this without surgery??

Almost 11 years ago I my 1st of 3 c-sections (none were by choice). After the first one was done and healed I had a 3"x8" section of my lower abs that I had no feeling of at all. Basically 1" below and 2" above the incision line. That was until 3 months ago, when one evening my SO touched my...

Todayisforme‎, 01-20-2016 01:15 PM
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Disc Compression, Scoliosis, Back Pain, and Training

I started lifting about two years ago and just finished my first bulk (+10lbs in 18 weeks). I'm transitioning into a cut right now. In November 2014, I was doing a back squat with what was clearly bad form and I hurt my back. I was told it was a pulled muscle and to cool it on training until it...

lreed89‎, 02-03-2016 09:01 AM
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Timing snack/meal - before or after workout?

Hi! I'm new here. I've been browsing the forum for some time and now that I'm planning out my workout schedule, I have a question. Sorry if it's been covered before but if so, I haven't found it. On a weekday, I typically workout at lunch time. I walk on an incline for 20-30 minutes, and then...

caimay160‎, 01-30-2016 08:52 AM
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Question Girls and Bench Press/Chest Day

Okay all my fellow female lifters out there... I hear so many different things when I talk to my friends about bench press... Who out there benches as a girl and who out there doesn't bench?? Why?? If you don't bench do you do anything for chest day or do you focus more on just shoulders,...

TiaGreenFitness‎, 01-27-2016 11:51 AM
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How does this split look?

I'm newish to weight lifting and I came across this workout split and it looked good to me. What do you guys think of a plot like this for a beginner? I was also looking into plans where each workout was just total body as opposed to splits. Thank you in advanced!

sarah0320‎, 01-31-2016 01:33 PM
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Smile Weak hands and wrists?

Hi! Hoping someone in the know or had a similar circumstance can assist me! My strength has been increasing at a steady state which is fantastic, however I find now that my wrists or hands are failing/aching when I am doing lifts. Wrist straps aren't really an option because I am working with...

Missash22‎, 01-27-2016 06:58 PM
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Weight Calculation help please

I've come to the determination if I go to the gym fully prepared I have a much better workout. I am starting Allpros tomorrow, I've created a workout on bodyspace for it, have a journal started so I can keep track. I would like have the values I need for the weights I'm using for the full week. ...

Todayisforme‎, 01-30-2016 12:34 PM
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Cardio and

So. I've had a few people who keep trying to convince me to do some running events with them this year. (A color run 5k, a half marathon, tri, etc). I know this isn't bodybuilding related, but I've noticed some issues when I run and I was wondering if someone could help. Mainly my issue is my heart...

Preprandial‎, 01-21-2016 04:05 PM
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Morning Workouts causing Depression

Hi Everyone! First post here! Iíve started working out in the morning before work (I get up at 5:45 a.m.) Ever since Iíve started back at the gym at my new time I have been fine when my workout ends and then as the day goes on I become incredibly emotional as well as have huge spells of...

christinaducey‎, 01-19-2016 01:20 PM
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failing lifts at the gym....

so the other day at the gym i attempted a 185 pound deadlift and i failed - couldn't get it up off the ground. i was actually really embarrassed. do you guys get embarrassed if you fail a lift? i told myself that if i ever want to lift heavier i have to eventually attempt more weight, so i did. but...

fitfanatic123‎, 01-28-2016 08:47 AM
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Pls Help! Re: Glutes

Hello Everyone! I'm new to this board. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to what excerises I can incorporate into my Leg workout that will target and lift the glutes. I've allocated Mondays as my Leg day. My Leg Workout is as follows: Leg Press 3 x 10reps Smith Machine Squats 3 x 10reps...

Mari‎, 11-14-2001 05:44 PM
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Red face Allpro Simple Beginner Routine.

Hi all. After reading some on the forum I made the choice to switch out my 2 split routine for a fullbody program. It seems like the right thing todo since ive only been lifting weights since december. I ended up picking Allpro's routine as it seems like a good balanse between strengh and size....

Nakia83‎, 01-25-2016 12:49 AM
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Workout Schedule Advice

I was wondering about a weekly workout schedule and the best way to cut it up. Right now I am following a cycle, where I lift for about 45 minutes to an hour a day. I am doing day 1: back/biceps, day 2: chest/triceps, day 3: legs, day 4: shoulders, and day 5: rest/light cardio then I repeat. I...

jenluv4‎, 01-26-2016 08:04 AM
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New Rules of Lifting for Women

I recently bought this book and have found it to be very interesting. I was wondering if anyone has followed this program that has been outlined in the book and if they have been seeing good results? I am kind of struggling with the idea of only working out three days out of the week. I...

wuvolleyball‎, 04-09-2008 07:46 PM
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Les Mills Body Pump?

Has anyone tried it? Did you like it? I'm looking for something different to do for a change of pace, so I was thinking of taking that twice a week and yoga once a week in addition to lifting.

racejunkie‎, 01-05-2013 04:53 PM
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Question Rewired-Lack of Soreness

So I'm in the 3rd week of Rewired. The 1st week I was terribly sore. The 2nd week I was considerably less sore despite realizing that I was supposed to be increasing the weight after decreasing the number of reps. It's now the 3rd week and I want to make sure that I have good results at the end of...

Saradee‎, 01-25-2016 02:35 PM
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Would this workout routine hit legs too much?

Hey everyone, I've been working out for about 2 years now. I've rotated between StrongLifts, AllPros, and Fierce 5. My lifts have improved 10x, and my body composition has changed a lot. However, I am having trouble with my legs. They don't seem be as 'fit' as the rest of my body. My upper body...

cursive‎, 01-23-2016 01:50 PM
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Snowed in...what should I do.

HELP!!!! I am now snowed in for the second day. I need my gym fix. I have a treadmill and free weights but right now the free weights are in my spare bedroom and has yardsale stuff all over it. I could always go outside and try to shovel the mountain of snow in my driveway for a good workout....

abcreations‎, 02-14-2007 08:11 AM
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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 05:01 PM
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Red face Are wrist straps going to help?

Hi All, The gym I go to has a bare minimum of machines and equipment (no barbells), so I am doing a lot of improvising with dumbbells and cables. As such, I am running into problems with certain lower body exercises like deadlifts and standing calf raises. In the case of calf raises, for...

millietea‎, 01-18-2016 10:16 AM
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