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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: 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: 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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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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Can u do Hiit everyday?

Excuse the question, but I was wondering if u can do hiit everyday? 'Cause for the past week and a half thats what i've been doing. I average around 20 minutes or so.. should I opt to do it every other day instead? Will it actually hamper any progress? Thanks in advance. :D

leyway‎, 05-08-2007 08:06 AM
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Butt question- The upper glutes

I've been trying to add some size to my butt, specifically to get some shape in the upper glutes. I've been doing lunges, deep squats, good mornings, etc. and when I do squats and dead lifts, I always try to give a good squeeze at the upper part of the movement. So far haven't had the best results....

bluebird‎, 12-01-2005 06:45 PM
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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 02:45 AM
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How much should I squat?

I'm 5'11" about 136 lbs right now, and was told (somewhat rudely) that squatting 135 lbs with a goal of hypertrophy was pathetic and that something must be wrong with me for only being able to lift such a small amount of weight. Granted, I used to squat about 160 lbs in a comparable workout, but I...

ljmshay‎, 07-24-2014 08:01 AM
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Good Mornings--leg or back day?

Hey all---Being new to the forum I have spent a little time looking at various online training journals and noticed a few people incorporate good mornings into their leg workouts. When this exercise is part of my workout, I use it on a back day for lower back, since I consider it first a back...

Rowyn‎, 03-02-2010 02:21 PM
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Kinetic bands - are they a good workout for legs?

I never feel like I get a good leg workout even though my lower legs are rock hard and upper legs are slowly looking better. I just don't feel like the leg machines at my new gym really do much for upper legs. I do some squats though can't go very heavy due to having scoliosis. Technically I'm not...

Ang123‎, 02-15-2013 10:21 AM
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Post When to start bulking?

Hi! I'm new in here but have been browsing for a long time. I've only been lifting for 5 months so I still have a lot to learn. I know this has been asked before but I'm still confused.. I know I should be lean before bulking but I.what I don't get to understand is how lean?? My...

carlab91‎, 07-28-2014 06:49 PM
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From Anorexia to Heath and Beyond

Hey guys, I know this is going to be an incredibly newbie post, but I feel that I have absolutely nobody who I can turn to with these questions, and I suppose I'm still trying to get my head around everything I'm reading and getting a little overwhelmed! But here's a bit of a background as to...

Sweetbeann‎, 07-24-2014 10:54 AM
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Skin and Bones and Flab. Help!

Hi all, I've been searching the forum for the path to the body I want. I'm having trouble determining the best plan for my goal since I'm Skinny Fat. Here are my numbers: 5'10 125lbs 20%body fat What it looks like: Lean arms, some definition on shoulders/bis/tris

scoldielocks‎, 08-01-2014 11:13 AM
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Need to catch up leg gains to arms

Hi ladies, so I've been training for a few years now. I really struggle with leg/booty gains and gain really quickly in my arms. I don't look terribly asymmetrical yet but I want to catch it before it's really noticeable. I'm thinking for 1-3 months I need to starting training legs for hypertrophy...

kyraschmidt‎, 08-10-2014 06:50 AM
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How long does your typical lifting workout take?

And do you think there's an amount of time that's too little/too much?

Magnolia916‎, 08-22-2014 06:17 AM
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What does your back routine looks like ?

i started bodybuilding 7 month ago they told me that as a beginner i should not go high volume but i don't realy listen to them cuz its working for me and i like to workout intense this is my back routine what do you guys and girls think, and share yours 2 ! pull ups 4 set i go to failure in...

titimabe‎, 07-30-2014 02:41 PM
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Define 'lifting heavy'

I keep adding weight to my current routine because I can work harder than I am. I am following everyone's recomp advice about a lean bulk and lifting heavy but I worry I'm not doing enough to really build yet. Not sure how heavy is 'heavy', if you know what I mean. To the point where I can...

Jodie10‎, 08-19-2014 11:43 AM
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Realistic timeline for body transformation?

I've been checking out the transformations on the main site, and I'm blown away by the speed in which some of these women completely transformed their bodies - in less than a year, given their starting and ending ages being the same. Examples: ...

Magnolia916‎, 08-22-2014 10:15 PM
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Anxious and Depressed After Workout

As the title says lately I've been feeling odd after a workout and sometimes into the next day. The depression isn't bad but I've never had problems with it before. I just feel really bummed out and like not doing anything. I used to get really bad panic attack from anxiety but they went away and...

legday69‎, 08-16-2014 09:10 PM
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Can I workout daily?

My question is simple: I need to have a good hard workout daily. How do I accomplish this while not overworking myself? Do I really need rest days? How few can I get by on? I work out just 20-30 min a day right now, doing circuit training mostly, bodyweight work: squats, push ups...some stiff...

SpazzyGinger87‎, 08-18-2014 08:54 PM
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How much cardio should I do?

I know that there's been some similar threads about this, but I'm quite a bit heavier than most people here. The general consensus seems to be that it's fine to do little/no cardio as long as you're lifting, but since I have a lot of weight to lose, I wondered if I should be doing more cardio. I...

reversewill‎, 08-14-2014 10:05 AM
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Question Focusing on PR when trying to lose weight a no no?

Hey guys, Today is Wednesday which for me means Deadlift Wednesday.. My favorite lift (so far) On all my other nights of lifting I really focus on reps VS max weight but for some reason with Dead lifts I just want to keep pushing my PR every week. I did my first dead lift a little over a...

RXMilitia‎, 07-30-2014 01:47 PM
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Guilty when taking a day off?

Do you take days off? I struggle with going one day without exercise, whether it's cardio or weights. I feel like I should have did something. Does anyone else feel this way? For example, I did 45 minutes of cardio this morning and an work, and planned on doing 1 hr of cycle tonight, but...

tri37‎, 08-28-2014 04:40 PM
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Squatting and dead lifting near the same weight?

I was wondering if it is weird that I am squatting 135 and dead lifting 135, I just started going to the gym in mid June. And I will be starting the 5/3/1 building strength program in 1 week,

eeelayne21‎, 08-02-2014 11:34 PM
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Cardio or not

Im starting little by little to lifting weights, because I never did exercise. Its a slow progress because my muscle are week, but Im feeling they are responding very well and feeling stronger each day. I dont know if is advised for me to do cardio, I have 30% fat but almost no muscle, and I...

aguaintegral‎, 08-01-2014 02:05 PM
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Bulking Advice

I am looking for some advice on how to gain more muscle mass. I am 5'7" and 127 lbs. I currently am in the middle of the Body Beast workout program and am 100% faithful with this and my diet. I consume around 2000 calories a day with around 100g of carbs and at least 170g of protein. I am not using...

cyndiehaan‎, 08-16-2014 04:51 PM
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Unhappy Training TWICE a day??

Ok so... I am sort of addicted to training and find myself wanting to push up to 6 hours in the gym!!! In saying this, I train for example... Arms in the morning full session 2hrs then go back at night and train my back and abs for another 2 hours?! Is this okay??? Or will it make me...

andonas‎, 08-20-2014 03:59 AM
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Hip pain

Ok, so I have been training properly for a while now and every time I leave the gym my hip is really sore. Not so much after squats, but definately after cardio, t bar etc. any ideas why this is?

loulou55‎, 07-24-2014 05:43 AM
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Question Trx suspension straps

My gym has just installed Trx suspension straps. Does anyone use these? What are your thoughts on them? Worth using or just another gimmicky piece of gym equipment?

vhenley164‎, 08-01-2014 05:13 PM
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