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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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Unhappy Weight Training is making me sick. Help!

I have been lifting weights for around 3 years but only got into serious heavy lifting around a year ago. Ever since then I have been getting sick frequently (at least once per month). It mainly happens after a heavy leg day or if I do too many weight training sessions/HIIT in a week. The symptoms...

Fitblondeaus‎, 01-09-2016 06:11 PM
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How do you keep ab work from making you blocky?

I stopped my ab work two months ago and my waist looks the way I want it to look and it's 3" smaller. The problem is that I keep getting a nagging soreness in my back from my heavy lifts and I know it's because I need stronger abs to correct my posture. What do you do and how much? I was doing...

CRM1304‎, 01-20-2016 07:58 PM
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Glutes are not symmetrical at all.. help me please

Strange title but this is my problem: my butt is not symmetrical- my left butt cheek has two (yes two) creases where the bum meets the its basially saggy. You can't actually see this from any of my pictures (thank god- because its actually really embarassing) because some of my pics...

queenofswords‎, 09-12-2010 12:32 PM
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Left side of body isn't growing.

I'm hoping someone can help me with this, hopefully someone who has had the same experience. I have been lifting off and on for about a year, I haven't been serious about it until the last 4 months and I noticed that I can't seem to make the mind muscle connection with muscles on the left side of...

ldarrol‎, 01-19-2016 10:12 PM
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Intro + Looking for a beginner friendly routine, for an at home gym. Having Trouble

Hi everyone, thanks for reading. I have spent most of the night and day reading through these forums. What a great resource! A little about myself. At one point I weighed 300 pounds. On my 5'6 frame, this was the major cause of me feeling absolutely TERRIBLE. A few years ago I decided I had...

HayleeLynn‎, 01-10-2016 01:13 PM
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Question I would really appreciate your advice!!

Hi Everyone! ' I need advice on what program I should follow. I am a regular at the gym but I just don't know which routine, program would work best for me. I carry a lot of extra weight around the stomach and I know that's down to my diet, can anybody recommend a good healthy eating plan to...

MissMcC‎, 01-18-2016 10:46 AM
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Should I try to lower my body fat?

Hi. I'm a high school swimmer, currently training most mornings for an hour an a half, sometimes twice a day. I am super into nutrition and fitness and right now I am focusing on abdominal definition. Right now I don't have much, but my question is, based on my physique does it look like I should...

rlenard‎, 01-16-2016 05:09 PM
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Am I screwing myself by not varying my workouts?

So I have found a routine that I really enjoy doing and have been very consistent with. Let me first start by saying that I am using home equipment so I don't have an endless selection of equipment like whats available at the gym. My goal is to gain strength and eventually get leaner. My typical...

luv2lift86‎, 01-13-2016 08:03 AM
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Cardio Before or After Weight Training

I just joined LA Fitness & I've been doing the Rewired program. While signing up the manager and I were talking about how it's important to weight train & do cardio. He suggested that I do cardio after weight training because during weight training you're using up your protein(or sugar i don't...

Saradee‎, 01-12-2016 08:45 PM
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How do I do this?

I'm following a program, and this week I'm supposed to lift heavy, to the point that I can only do a maximum of 5 reps. I know I've been lifting lighter than I can, because I'm afraid of injury. How do you figure out how much you can lift, and how do you do a jump like that safely? Thank you...

ck2d‎, 01-11-2016 06:34 AM
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How Strong Are Your Glutes Really?

I am about to start the NROL4W training and I was visiting the book's forum and noticed someone posted a link to this article that talks about most athletes are not activating their glutes. About halfway down the article are two tests you can perform to determine if your glutes are in fact...

sarasayshi‎, 06-20-2011 03:55 PM
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Heart rate

Hello: I've been lifting on and off again for a couple years, but went through a lull last semester, so I'm somewhat out of shape at the moment. I did some cardio and lifted today and noticed during one of my lifts (bench) that my heart rate went from ~130 bpm to ~206 as I was lifting. As soon...

julieirene17‎, 01-11-2016 09:13 PM
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poor squat form - lack of calf/ankle mobility?

Hi there, looking for some advice, My squat form has never been great - I cannot squat parallel at bodyweight, I just cant go that far, plus I cant balance. I haven't had problems other than depth with bar squats until recently. I started getting back ache, just mild, at about 55kg. I just...

leeniepie‎, 01-11-2016 12:27 PM
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Sumo squat alternatives

Hey! I have been doing sumo squats with a barbell continuously throughout my training. I know that there are alternatives out there (dumbbell/smith machine) and I seem to see most, females especially, doing their sumo squats with a dumbbell - a lot of the time on a raised platform. I was...

JulietteWalsh‎, 01-11-2016 08:53 AM
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Apple Shaped Body and Demotivation

Hi everyone. I've been lurking for about 3 years here and decided to start posting in hopes that I can give and get advice and tips. Quick StatS: 'messing around' since 2013, seriously lifting since mid-2014. Last body fat measurement 15%, weight 120, height 5'7", age 24. My "start point" was...

88elizabethx‎, 01-05-2016 06:29 AM
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