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Weight training and cardio questions.

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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Post your lifting videos

I'll be the first , this friday 315x3 I did 375 squat also but I forgot to hit record :) Im 1 month away from my first meet of the season right on track to hit my new best PR at my new BW of 165lb 9cAZdwAn4-0 and this is last winter January 3 weeks from my last meet of the season where I hit...

BrotherWolf‎, 10-13-2012 09:59 PM
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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 lbs...wow...i 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 07:21 AM
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Why should women train chest?

Ok, this may be totally obvious, but why should a woman train chest? We have boobs, not pecs. I do train chest (usually with Back), but I've been questioning lately if this is really necessary or not. I'd like to hear your opinions on how Chest exercises affect a woman's physique!

Bohonik‎, 03-24-2010 09:28 PM
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Question Has anyone tried Jim Stoppani's 6 week shortcut to shred?

I'm looking at this program and looking for feedback from anyone. It seems geared to men....but that doesn't really deter me...

Leigh29‎, 04-13-2013 08:10 PM
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How come my abs don't burn?

I read other people's post about their ab workouts, and they talk about their abs being sore the day after...How come mine aren't, but at the same time my stomach won't shrink...I have a bunch of fat on my stomach, and I don't know how to get it off! I wish I would have found this website...

betterbody4me‎, 06-18-2006 09:19 AM
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Question What do you think of the FB workout by Wet Wolf?

This is Wet Wolf's "Kiss Bodybuilding Workouts Goodbye!" workout. What do you all think of the rep ranges he has chosen as well as some of the exercises? Just curious, as I might try this next week. Anything that you think it is lacking? (FYI, he says if you are really looking to burn fat, you can...

CassBH‎, 05-31-2009 04:58 AM
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HELP!! Kill the Saddlebags!

So... from what I've heard, I have been going about this fitness thing all wrong. I am 5'3" and 117 pounds. I adore my upper body (cuts up beautifully), but my lower body is driving me crazy!!! I have saddlebags and cellulite (thanks grandma)!! It's so bad that I won't be caught DEAD in a pair...

Tinyblu‎, 06-12-2011 05:05 PM
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NROLFW confusion - Stage 1 Workout 1

Dear BB forum hive mind, I'm hoping to tap some of your collective wisdom.I am about to start the NROLFW but am totally confused by the workout logs. I did search the archives and the internet but no luck finding someone who was also stymied by the plan. (Oviously I'm special that way ;P ) ...

RosaSharon‎, 02-16-2012 06:32 AM
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Talking What's everyone's most "hated" set/exercise?

I thought this would be fun. These are the exercises that you dread. The ones that you have to psych yourself up for. I'll go first: Pistol squats, barbell lunges, and unassisted dips. how I loathe Thee! It's a love/hate thing. Oh, and for some reason..stretching. I have the flexibility of a...

CRascoll‎, 06-07-2014 11:07 AM
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Different types of body results from lifting? Curvy vs. Straight

Hello everyone! I am absolutely new to weight lifting of any kind but have read A LOT about the benefits of heavy lifting for women. My confusion is, how come some women who lift and lift heavy have body types that look "athletic" (eg. the picture of the blond woman attached) and firm and great...

cupstar‎, 07-07-2014 01:13 PM
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Underweight, eating disorder with stomach fat??

Hi, I am a 5'6 117 female who has currently lost over 50 pounds in the past year and a half. For a solid 6 months when I first began my weight loss I was eating 1200 calories a day on top of doing P90x and running several days a week. I ended up getting down to 107 pounds at my lowest weight and...

aaaron00‎, 06-15-2014 04:36 PM
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I got 5!

Yeah it's a brag thread, because I never get to brag. :D wlV6LnT1w1g Feel free to try them (or maybe you already do them) and post your vids in here! :)

kimm4‎, 07-10-2014 03:21 PM
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Training for Fire fighter fitness test... HELP!!!!!!

I don't know where to begin.... here on this site anyway. I tested for the test and ranked 74/1155. Top 7% and im likely to be called to interview and hopefully the fitness test. here are my obstacles. i just had a baby. im 5'1" and 220# down from 267 on delivery day. thats really working against...

qtin2ledo‎, 09-18-2011 12:44 PM
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Muscle Gain- Non-responsive Glutes

Hi! I'm fairly new to the bodybuilding world, and really I just enjoy strength training, and have started to educate myself in the past few months. I'm 6' 135 lbs., and have lost about 15 lbs. in the past six months (healthier eating, not living with ex-boyfriend who drinks craft beer constantly,...

faganke‎, 07-04-2014 01:56 PM
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Smile Curious

I'd like to know how a hardcore fitness lifestyle has changed your life and do you run into judgmental people? Thanks , ps, I'm brand new here, please add me as a friend if you could use one more. :)

eskimokissesxox‎, 07-12-2014 09:43 AM
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NROL (or NROLFW) vs. the 12 weeks plans geared towards women on this site

I am still trying to find a good program to start with and was wondering if anyone had any opinions on which might be better. From what I have been reading about the NROL it seems like it would be a longer program (meaning 6-8 months of progressive training) as opposed to one of the 12-week...

albinomice‎, 04-10-2012 05:39 PM
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Losing fat from hips, calves and chest?

Losing fat from hips, calves and chest? I have trouble to lose weight from my caves, hips and chest. I know that is almost impossible to choose to lose weight from one area, but from my experience I know that a LOT of swimming made my arms really skinny and toned. It was a good thing because I...

slonce5‎, 07-05-2014 07:48 AM
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Question What body weight should my goal be to do Figure?

I am 5'9 - 134 pounds. 17.2% Body fat. I have some muscle but LOVE the look of Kimm4. She has the frame I would like to emulate. What weight should I shoot for? I have dropped 2% bodyfat but only 2 pounds. Reading till my eyes bleed I understand I am losing fat and gaining muscle but I have...

ohiogymgirl‎, 06-25-2014 06:49 AM
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BO issues

Not sure if this is the best place to put this, but here goes. I've been having problems with smelly sweat on days where I do prolonged high intensity workouts. For example if I go on a 2 hr run, or if I lift for an hour and then do an hour of cardio. Hygiene wise, I'm showering 3 times per...

myrenga‎, 07-06-2014 09:18 AM
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Cool legs 2x a week...? need ideas for how to split up exercises.

I have been doing only 1 leg day weekly something along these lines: -barbell squats, 4x10 -belgarian split squats 4x8-10 or walking lunges 4x12 -leg press 4x12 or chair squats 4x10 -leg curls, either pyramid style, or 4x10ish + dropset -leg extensions, same as leg curl sets -cable kickbacks...

cjobson‎, 06-25-2014 04:46 PM
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Training with hoodie or not?

Hi, I'm doing the Ashley Conrad program right now, and she suggests to wear a hoodie to loose water weight and eliminate toxins. In that way, it's speeding up metabolism. Is it right or not? I'm arguing with friends who say that it's better to train with a minimum of clothes to fight cold. Who's...

LittlexMermaid‎, 07-10-2014 01:11 PM
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Best muscle building program on this site?

Hi everyone! I just started working out about 3 1/2 years ago doing Beachbody home workouts. My favorite by far - and the one I saw the most results from - has been Body Beast, which is targeted toward men but helped me put some actual muscle on my naturally skinny frame. I've been seriously...

DigFitGirl‎, 07-10-2014 02:10 PM
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Only doing cardio at the gym

Hey guys/girls, I am a newbie on this site, so Hi! I just wanted some opinions on an issue I have about working out at the gym. I am a long distance runner and currently training for a half Marathon so I run pretty much 4-5 miles at least everyday. I've been going to the YMCA gym to run on...

nonstoprunning‎, 07-16-2014 04:18 PM
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Overhead squats. Do you do them? What is the primary benefit?

I tried these today for the first time. Man, they were surprisingly hard! I was able to use around 55 lbs for sets of 8. Although I can press a lot more than that, squatting with the bar overhead was a completely different animal. I like doing them just because it's something new and...

oregonchick76‎, 07-16-2014 06:18 PM
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Exclamation Confused Newbie

Hello fellow body builders! I decided to join this amazing forum because I was tired of reading wrong information in another sites. So let me introduce myself. I'm Sharon and I'm very skinny naturally. I always wanted to be curvy (NOT fat! I mean wide hips, narrow waist and big breasts) but...

ComaBlack15‎, 07-06-2014 03:55 PM
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