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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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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 07:21 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 02:45 AM
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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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Motivation for the Gym After Work....How?

How do you ladies motivate yourself to go to the gym after work? For me its been long enough that going is just something i do, no questions asked. if its gym day, i drag my butt to the gym. but i recently started back working ft (student job = cashier = boring standing for 8 hours) and find that...

nicolemc‎, 06-18-2010 07:12 PM
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Normal to feel more sore 2nd day post w/o?

I always seem to feel it more not the day after, but the second day after my workout. Is this normal? By that time it is usually time to get back in the gym (doing New Rules, stage one). So I am lifting 3 times a week. Thank goodness at least the workouts on that plan are alternating....but...

CAMMIEB‎, 01-12-2012 04:12 AM
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Red face Chest Exercises and boobs

My girl friend works out with me and does that same thing I do when it comes to Chest day but with less weight of course. She asked me the other day if her boobies where getting smaller and well now that she brought it up I think they might be. I'm going to post the Chest exercises we typically do...

LittleRob‎, 01-15-2005 02:48 PM
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High Heart Rate

Hi, I am a 22 year old female (5'3", 120 lbs) has always worked out about 3 times a week since I was about 17. I recently stepped up my routine to do 4 times a week of strength training and 5 times a week of cardio. My heart rate has always seemed abnormally high. I am not even allowed to give...

jmerc89‎, 06-20-2011 02:46 PM
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Can't get past plateau or seem to get enough healthy calories in

I am 35. 5'2" and 118. I would like to maybe lose 3 more pounds but primarily I want lean muscle. I do mostly workout DVDs. I just finished the new beachbody 21 day fix & I did not lose inches or weight. It has very specific diet plan to follow. By doing that I was of course in the smallest calorie...

kelketchum‎, 03-18-2014 02:19 PM
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Hip adductor/abductor machines...beneficial or unnecessary?

Do you guys do these? My leg routine consists of dead lifts, squats, split squats, leg press, laying/seated leg curls, and calf raises. Are these machines something good to add in or waste of time?

KDelRio‎, 02-18-2014 03:29 AM
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12 weeks weight training and cardio but very little fat loss

Hoping for some guidance as I am doing something wrong. Lost about 35 lbs 4 years ago and have kept it off with much healthier eating and a more active lifestyle. In January I started with a trainer to step it up and really tone up and get tight (currently about 25% bf). This however has not...

sparkster86‎, 04-15-2014 08:20 AM
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If you don't train chest.....

I make up my own programs mostly an have been making good progress these last few months but I'm in the mood to follow a prescribed program, however all of them include chest days and I don't train my chest at all since getting under muscle implants 3 years ago. I want to follow a program...

Hannah73Louise‎, 03-23-2014 04:19 AM
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i wont to bodybuild please help

i really wont to bodybuild i wont to complet in 6 months how long dose it tak to get massive i have been trying really hard

bunny89‎, 03-27-2010 08:04 PM
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List of glute exercises, help me build a glute day?

Hi! So I am trying to build, or find, a good glute workout that I can do once a week aside from my leg days since I am really trying to build my glutes. Here is a lift of exercises I enjoy and like. Obviously there are wayyyyy too many here but I was hoping you ladies could help me pick out the...

kyraschmidt‎, 01-04-2014 10:45 AM
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Smile Strength gains for females on 5x5

Hi all, very new to weight lifting (not to fitness though). I am going to start with a simple strength program, something like a 5x5 program. When reading it thought it states to always add x amount of weight each workout, as a female, can I expect to put progress and add weight each week like them...

healthyfitx‎, 03-20-2014 09:00 AM
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Question Deadlift or Romanian Deadlift?

Just wondering what everyone's preference is? I've been doing the regular barbell deadlift in my routine but everyone I see in the gym does the Romanian style, so just thought I'd ask what your thoughts are about which works better for you? I've read the Romanian style works the lower back,...

Kimba707‎, 03-09-2014 01:31 AM
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Red face Working on my bum and hammys..

Hey guys. Just a quick question to get a few oppinions. I am working on my entire body overall and am seeing some good improvements. I am not seeing however as much improvement on my bum and hammys as I would like. I generally do two days a week on my lower body, inclding squats and leg press...

CBexyGirl‎, 04-11-2014 12:35 AM
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Need a new program

I'm about a month into NROLFW and I'm not that into it. This is the first time I've tried a full body workout and I think I'd prefer a split. I hate starting something and not finishing it, but it know this isn't for me. I workout from home so I can't do anything that requires cable machines. I...

ZJmama‎, 04-04-2014 04:08 PM
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need help with my shoulder routine...

I'm currently doing a body part split and my shoulder day feels really inadequate. Currently doing several different variations of press... BB ohp, DB ohp incline DB ohp Arnold press etc. The other 'typical' shoulder exercises like front raise, side raise, etc, basically anything that...

oregonchick76‎, 04-04-2014 09:14 AM
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Red face Joined gym for the first time, am I doing the right workouts? (Weight/Muscle Gain)

Intro: Hello, I'm a 23 year old,5'5 current weight:108-110lbs, female who has been skinny her entire life. I'm tired of being the "skinny" girl, so I've tried gaining weight the unhealthy way but that only gained me a belly. I have a very fast metabolism so I am able to eat eat and never gain,...

AnnieFitness‎, 04-09-2014 09:59 AM
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Question No leg progress?

I find it so hard to get any definition in my legs and butt...although my butt has increased in size since I started lifting heavier and doing more to target it. I still have a little sag.....just wondering what a good glute and leg workout would be. I usually try for twice a week, for about 40...

Maressa‎, 04-12-2014 04:04 AM
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After NROL4W

So I see the end of the NROL4W program in sight (about 4 weeks out). I really enjoyed it. However, Now I am facing the "what next" question. I thought abut making me own program, but kind of intimidated by that. I want something that will be challenging as I love lifting heavy. In fact I think...

SeeskoGirl‎, 04-02-2014 09:06 AM
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What sort of gains are possible on a deadlift?

I am new to deadlifting, but not to weight training. After about a month of deadlifting, my 1RM is 245 pounds. I thought it would be a wonderful thing to be able to lift 300 pounds on my 35th birthday, which is in eight months. I weigh about 135. I don’t want to set myself up for disappointment...

Libby99‎, 06-22-2013 01:01 PM
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How do you do a full body routine?

By the time I get to the third/fourth exercise in my routine, I'm exhausted. Particularly when I've been deadlifting. It'd be fine if it was the second time I hit a muscle, but it happens even when I haven't touched the muscle yet. Ie, I jogged 10 min to warm up, deadlifted, bench pressed, and...

Laur4‎, 03-19-2014 09:55 AM
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Lose a lot in 20 days off?

I posted a question about this in the normal forums earlier but I always like to hear what my fellow lady lifters have experiences. At the end of May I am going on a two week trip to China with my art history class for school. I won't be able to lift while there since I am with school, however we...

kyraschmidt‎, 04-05-2014 01:15 PM
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Question ??? lower abs never used to stick out

Hi! This is my first time posting a question on a forum, because so many of my other issues (boobs, butt, etc.) have already been addressed by my searching for and reading others' posts. I've had a flat stomach my entire life. Even during a time many years ago when I got up to 180 lbs., it was...

Spark77‎, 03-31-2014 10:54 AM
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