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Weight training and cardio questions.

Program for beginner

I've been out of the gym for 9 years. I vaguely remember going to the gym 2-3 times a week and lifting using dumbbells and machines, and doing cardio. Now, I'm starting from nothing. I looked at some of the training programs recommended in the stickied thread at the top of this forum. Do...

pregcurious‎, 11-30-2014 09:38 PM
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Weighlifting/Cardio with lower back ligamentitis

Hi everyone, I have been suffering some lower back pain since May 2014 after I deadlifted heavy with bad form. Went to the doctor who said I injured my ligament in my lower back. Basically, I try to go back to weighlifting here and now and the longest consecutively I can go is 3 days before the...

dua564‎, 11-23-2014 10:18 PM
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Hey everyone, I'm looking for more information on how to get into powerlifting- well, I shouldn't say get in, but just more what it's like to do competitively, what is needed to get to that level, and what I could expect if I'm looking to seriously consider any sort of competition in the future....

erincalhoun11‎, 12-01-2014 10:05 AM
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No benching or deadlifts..can I still gain successfully?

Hey all, sorry it's my first day on here today and haven't contributed to anything yet so thought I'd start off with general question. I weigh 104lbs and am 5'4 with very 'catwalk model' like proportions - long legs with very long skinny femurs, a short torso, very small hips and gain weight...

Roset1991‎, 11-30-2014 07:20 AM
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Best Workout for Intermediate training/ toning and fat loss

Hi there, I am looking at finding a programme to use as a change from what i have been doing. I have been following the built lean programme which has a basis of supersetting body groups to keep heart rate up. i am currently about 125 pounds 165 cm, train everyday/ cardio and weights...addicted....

JAmanda‎, 11-28-2014 11:34 PM
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Newbie suspects her trainer's workout plan is not adequate, needs advice…?

Hello everyone. After looking around and reading a few threads on here, I thought this community seemed really helpful and supportive, and decided to join. I think I really need some advice from people with experience, and I don't really know where to turn. I joined a gym this month, with...

MyDogLifts‎, 11-18-2014 06:35 AM
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Chest exercises needed

I've been off training the past two months because of a prolonged pneumonia but started training again, carefully. I discovered though that I can't do any press movements for my chest due to inflammations in the ribcage cartilage and muscles (1,5 months of bad coughing). The pains are basically...

kgrrl‎, 11-29-2014 01:34 AM
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Smile Glutes Help

I recently (since September) started going to the gym fairly regularly (once-twice a week) and working my glutes more. Up until a week ago, I have mostly been using my own body weight, and I have seen gains but nothing too big. I want to start doing more weight training but I was wondering if...

Patki‎, 11-25-2014 05:43 PM
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Cool Injured elbow preventing me from my goal. I'm SUPER depressed.

I had every intention to bulk up over the winter and gain as much muscle as I could so that at some point I'd be content to start cutting. I'm not inactive but I have not gone to a gym in years and years. I started weight lifting only 2 months ago and I have this amazing momentum. Probably because...

Jellosea1‎, 11-19-2014 08:50 PM
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Exclamation Help Needed For effective trainings!!!???

Female, 15, Building muscle, not concerned on losing fat at the moment. Training 1.5 yrs I confidently walk out the gym door only 70% of the time knowing that my training was amazing. Though, this isn't good enough for me and I want to walk out every time and know my training was 100% absolutely...

1ennith‎, 11-26-2014 03:35 AM
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Bodybuilders with Diabetes

Hello, I am a 38 years old female training and considering the possibiltiy of starting to compete in Fitness and body Figure, but at the moment and I am looking for any type of advice from possibles bodybuilders with Diabetes type I if there is any one available through any of the...

yol_rosa‎, 05-02-2009 03:45 AM
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Unhappy cellulite

I've been working out for about 3 months now....cardio/weights. I've lost 25 lbs. and very happy with the muscular results, however, I have some nasty cellulite on the back of my thighs. Any suggestions on how I can get rid of it? I have a clean diet: mostly protein, low carbs, hardly any...

sagitarriusgirl‎, 02-16-2002 05:20 PM
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15 Sets for Abs Too much?

Hey gals, since abs are a lagging body part for me, I have tried increasing the amount of volume to 15 SETS. Is that a bit too much? I've recorded a video on my routine, would love to hear your take on it tWA3m8Dp96o

raoultyler‎, 11-22-2014 09:25 AM
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Smile how the heck can you women bicep curl that much weight?

wow i have read of some women on here that can bicep curl like 50 can only do like 20lbs lol so i can hit the 10 rep...holy gees...i can't wait to get there... maybe i should check to see if it's more like 20kg cause it's kind of embarassing:)

mommyof5boys‎, 02-16-2010 08:21 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 11:24 AM
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Seeking assistance

I've always struggled with being overweight. I am a 34 yo mom with two teenagers who also happens to be an auto part retail store manager requiring more then 50hrs a week. I have lost 67 lbs with motivation sister and support from my husband but the last 25 continues to elude me. I would...

Cwoodell‎, 11-24-2014 08:15 AM
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Workout without gym or accessories

Hi, I'm new here and I'm new to training at all. I have tons of motivation and energy for training but I have a serious budget problem. Where I'm from gyms aren't very affordable, unfortunately. I have a question for girls who started one day from zero - is it possible? Training without gym,...

Torid‎, 11-23-2014 03:45 PM
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Cool Can you build muscle while breastfeeding?

I have lifted weights for years. I continued to do so up until recently (as I am 37 weeks pregnant and about to pop). Although I have kept up protein, carbs and calories, the hormonal changes of pregnancy have really turned my muscles to mush. My question: DUE TO THE UNUSUAL HORMONAL STATE OF...

Sunbeamm‎, 03-08-2007 01:45 PM
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split workout.

I am having a hard time fitting in 30 min of cardio and 45 min of weight training. Can I split the two up with out it affecting my goal? Do 30 min of cardio in the morning, than finish off in the evening with 45 min of weight training. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Jeanie43‎, 11-12-2014 06:34 PM
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