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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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Overtraining?

So, I know the term 'overtraining' can be thrown around unnecessarily quite a lot, but I think I *might* be somewhere around it. No motivation during workouts/not completing them; insomnia; exhausted with workouts, even with lighter weights; feeling very depressed after my workouts; headaches;...

tahinilove‎, Yesterday 08:37 AM
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Talking First Timer Needs YOUR HELP!

Mom & Marathon Runner looking for short and effective workout regimens that can help me bulk up some. I'm 5' 116lbs specifically looking for arm/leg/ab workouts that use dumbbells or barbells (i have no gym membership but have those at home.) I'm "Curvy" on bottom-i think my legs have good...

amcruz0722‎, 10-28-2014 06:15 PM
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Why Girls Should NOT Lift

Title says it all, Ladies. U mad? ;) PS - Turn up the volume of you like Taylor Swift’s “Shake it Off.” Po6FYyzcPIQ

NorwichGrad‎, 10-24-2014 11:52 AM
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Compound exercices for upper body - beginner

Hi, I would like some advices or program with compound exercicies for upper body part. I´m a beginner. Thank you!

aguaintegral‎, 10-28-2014 08:34 AM
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Tricep rant, need help

I'm bulking and the only place I really show any increase in fat is in the tricep area... not surprising as this is my weakest spot. Starting to look like batwings even though I'm doing tri exercises almost daily and also bicep curls, tri pushdowns, pushups w/diamond hands, preacher curls, tri...

Jodie10‎, 10-26-2014 11:30 AM
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glute bridge - feet or shoulders elevated?

I've been trying to master these as I'm trying to round out my glute and hamstring routine. I have tried them with my shoulders on a bench and it feels so awkward! So I do them flat on the ground, but I can do 155lbs for sets of 15 and it doesn't feel like it's working my glutes specifically. ...

oregonchick76‎, 10-26-2014 06:32 PM
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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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Training around a shoulder injury - advice?

After noticing a bit of a weird thing going on in my left shoulder during some lifts, I went to get it checked out last night and the result is that I’ve got bursitis and tendinitis. The good news is that because I did get it checked out pretty quickly, it’s not too severe and I should be able to...

missbellejane‎, 10-27-2014 05:20 PM
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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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Back support belt for squats

Hey just wondering if anyone had any input on which weight is a good one to start wearing the back support belt when doing squats. I believe it's a person to person thing but I also don't want to look like a dum dum. The gym I go to has them hanging by the squat box and I see the guys wear them...

KimPossible98‎, 07-31-2010 12:07 PM
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21 Day Clutch

I'm looking to start this program tomorrow. I was curious who has done this program and if you saw results. I'm getting married in 27 days and would like to drop a few before. I've started macro counting and would just like to lean out a little before the big day. Also did you follow the...

rachaelsjourney‎, 10-27-2014 09:14 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 busy...my 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, 10-24-2014 05:08 AM
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shoulders hurt from front squats

I just started PHUL and I have been practicing front squats with just the bar as part of the lower hypertrophy day. They are tough because I am so used to back squats. I feel as though I have the movement correct and I am balancing the bar and not falling all over the place. The one thing I am...

mtnliones5‎, 10-26-2014 10:24 AM
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My Shoulder Routine

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sharonstrong‎, 10-26-2014 03:46 AM
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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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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, 10-23-2014 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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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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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 iifym.com. 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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