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Trouble increasing bicep weight?

I have been stuck doing biceps with a 15kg bar for about the past year...I tried dropping to 12.5 for technique and am back up to 15 again but I just can't seem to move the weight up! Any tips/advice would be much appreciated.

viccles007‎, 09-29-2014 09:48 PM
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Do any women follow the Arnold Blueprint Program?

So I am was looking for a new program and have started this one. Im on day two and love it so far...well see if I feel the same after a whole week tho! Basically it's a warm up set followed with four sets of 8 to 12 reps. Day one is chest and back, day two shoulders and arms with day three legs...

dreadiechic‎, 09-30-2014 03:07 PM
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Trouble increasing dumbbell shoulder press weight

I train alone at the gym and the dumbbells jump from 10k to 12.5k. I can comfortably do sets of 10 with the 10k but I can't manage to jump to 12.5k. I'm thinking about switching to a shoulder press machine where the increments are lighter. I have the same problem with dumbbell bench press, can do...

sj679‎, 09-30-2014 06:29 AM
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Normal to be bruised from squat bar?

I tried to do back squats yesterday but was quite sore when I rested the bar on my back (I usually go low bar). I couldn't figure out why until I had a look my back this morning - there are bruises where I usually rest the bar. Is this normal?

viccles007‎, 09-15-2014 10:22 PM
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Abs/Core Training Program Suggestions

Hi all I'm onto a pretty great program which I mostly love, the only area I am looking at tweaking is core and abs training. I'll start by saying that I am 100% aware that no amount of training that area is going to give me a magic six pack or miraculously flatten my stomach and that's not what...

missbellejane‎, 09-25-2014 09:22 PM
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More muscle

I'm new to this forum. I've been training for over 5 years am naturally skinny all my life have some muscle but am thinking of doing a competition. I would likely fit into the bikini or fitness model section. What is the best way to get started training harder. I've just recently started lifting...

aceaser‎, 09-28-2014 01:13 AM
09-29-2014, 05:20 PM Go to last post
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Workout tips regarding triceps?

Hi guys, Very new to Bodybuilding.com's forum, but I had a question. So I've been going to the gym since mid-April 2014, and I've lost a total of 59.8 pounds (as of this morning) from 198 at 5 feet tall. My main goal is weight loss, down to maybe 120 pounds (I haven't really decided yet), but...

juliesoaivan‎, 09-29-2014 06:50 AM
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Starting to research a new program, suggestions?

I am on week 7 of PHUL. I plan on running this for 12 weeks and then want to change it up. I am seeing (what I think) great results but want something that focuses on splitting body parts up to get some more intricate work on areas. I can realistically work out 4-5 days a week at the gym....

TorreTornado‎, 09-27-2014 11:17 AM
09-28-2014, 10:56 AM Go to last post
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Abs Focus

Sure you guys see this all the time but i'm starting to seriously put time into going gym signed up recently and decided i wanna work on bringing my abs out alot. I am rouhgly 5 ft 4 in height and only weight 8.2 stone (114 pounds) So going off that i believe my body fat % is reasonably low or is...

Gotzex‎, 09-27-2014 09:18 AM
09-27-2014, 09:48 AM Go to last post
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Recovering from Workouts

Just wondering if anyone does anything special to recover from their workouts. I'm not necessarily talking about muscle soreness, but that general fatigue/tiredness that comes after a workout and might last into the next day. I'm in my last semester of an entry level Master's program in nursing...

SophieM‎, 09-21-2014 04:24 AM
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Does weight lifting make you broader/wider?

Hello all! So I'm relatively new to weight lifting (been lifting for 2 months now) I must say I'm addicted to it. However, I'm getting concerned about my body shape, a lot have mentioned to me that my body shape has been changing, I look broader from the shoulders, hips and waist. I'm sure its...

Nouranhei‎, 09-24-2014 08:53 AM
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Need some help/advice please :)

Hey everyone, I am a 22 year old female and have been going to the gym for about 6 months now, i do about 25-30 mins cardio and then about 15-20 weights training, however i think i am doing something wrong or need to change what i am doing because my shoulders are getting too big and my arms...

emmaaa92‎, 09-18-2014 09:57 AM
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Pants ripped during squats...

So I had a leg day yesterday and I started with warming up on the bike.. then the usual exercises - squats, sumo deadlifts, goblet squats... Then I moved to the leg press machine. After that i went to pick a barbel so I can do reverse lunges and a guy that I know from my gym came to me and told me...

lulu1987‎, 09-19-2014 12:58 PM
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Bulking or Cutting first at 23.6%

I am going to start going to the gym and wanna transform my body (build some serious toned muscles but also lose my stomach fat and tone my abs). I am at 23.6% and currently look like my profile picture. I went to the grocery store and bought all my 96% lean beef, egg whites, fish, and spinach and...

lizardmuscle‎, 09-21-2014 01:22 AM
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Question Calves

Hey yall...Here's the deal. My calves are pretty large - like there's a lot of mass there, but they're not defined. I do work my calves, but I just can't seem to get them cut! So I was just wondering how many sets/reps of calf raises yall do. Thanks

LilRed03‎, 01-15-2007 03:22 PM
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negative reps

what are negative reps? I'm new to this?

frankiearp‎, 09-22-2014 09:21 PM
09-23-2014, 04:39 AM Go to last post
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need more mass

Ive been training for 2 years now and Im not gaining any more mass wht can I do? Any help would be greatly appreciated

reilly2374‎, 09-22-2014 04:04 AM
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How to learn to love lat pulls and chest preses...

I absolutely love squats and squat related exercises, but no I have never posted as pic of me squatting or even my booty on Facebook, lol. Things like good mornings and deadlifts I can do till exhaustion and then try to convince myself to try just one more set. However when it comes to upper body...

dreadiechic‎, 09-20-2014 04:49 PM
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Thumbs up Calf muscle challenge

Calf muscle challenge for all girls and women. First, measure your calf muscles and take a photo. what is your current body fat %? WARM-UP: Standing calf raises: 1-2 sets of 20-50 reps. BODY WEIGHT. WORKING SETS: Standing calf raises: (2...

calfmuscle555‎, 08-11-2014 12:31 PM
09-22-2014, 11:26 AM Go to last post
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To Rest or To Push-Through: How do you decide?

I'm only 3 months in at serious (i.e. consistent & heavy) lifting. I started out during the first two months lifting 5 days a week and then I realized that that was too much for my newbie self and in the past month I've moved to the Simply Shredded 4-day/week, upper/lower split. For some reason,...

shakesclub‎, 09-18-2014 07:24 PM
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My booty is getting firmer but smaller :(

I am currently on a calorie deficit and calculating my macros everyday. I'm at around 1200 - 1400 calories everyday 5-6 meals a day. My goal is to drop my body fat, tone up and build a nice round butt. I started out at 147lbs and now I am at 136 lbs (5'2") I work out 4-5 days a week and...

lisamarie061‎, 09-18-2014 06:49 PM
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BIKRAM YOGA: Instructor says no weights

Hi! I just attended my first bikram yoga class this AM. It was very enjoyable. Afterwards, the instructor said I did very well, so I mentioned I had been weight training for about a month. He said, "well if you are looking to tone you don't have to do that, you can just do this." My thoughts...

ajrobin‎, 03-04-2007 04:19 PM
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