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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 02:11 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 11:56 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 01:04 AM
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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 07:12 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 08:00 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: About SLEEP - You will be shocked.

Greetings sisterhood. So Mindi912 contacted me a few days ago and told me to post my thread on sleep (originally in the teen section) in the female section, so here it is. I'll be answering questions in the original thread but will visit this one too at times. Original thread:...

Agumon‎, 01-10-2011 04:03 PM
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Question How many lbs does the average woman lift?

My husband tells me a man is considered strong if he is able to lift his own bodyweight or higher. Is the same true of women? Should I be trying to work up to that? What about other exercises like dumbbell curls or tricep kickbacks? I work within what's comfortable for me, but what's the average?...

musclemama‎, 04-19-2003 12:37 PM
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Best Way To Bulk Abs

Can anyone critique my ab routine? I do abs on Tuesday and Thursday. Turkish Getup 4 sets of 8 (20lb) Lateral Side Dumbell Bends 4 sets of 8 (30 lb) Back Extension 4 sets of 8 (10-25lb) Russian Twist 1 min (10 lb) Side Twists w/ medicine ball 20 each side (10lb) Seated Ab Raises Knee...

NeedPerfection‎, 02-13-2010 05:49 PM
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500 lb. club

How many of you ladies would be able to be part of the 500lb. club? You've probably heard of 1000lb clubs at gyms, a group of guys primarily that can lift 1,000lbs from a combination of 3 exercises: Deadlift, bench press, and squat. I was looking for females at my gym that would be part of the...

FameGirl‎, 01-18-2008 03:55 PM
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Les Mills Body Pump?

Has anyone tried it? Did you like it? I'm looking for something different to do for a change of pace, so I was thinking of taking that twice a week and yoga once a week in addition to lifting.

racejunkie‎, 01-05-2013 04:53 PM
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Did I throw away the golden window of growth?

Hey everyone, thanks for reading. First of all I'm currently 21yo-5'11"-140lbs. When I started lifting in July of 2010 (19yo-128lbs) I made all my own workouts and usually did 4x8-12 because I was uneducated on bulking and proper reps. Walking into the gym I never knew what I wanted to work on...

meinders04‎, 05-17-2012 08:51 PM
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Shoulder makes popping sound during incline bench press

My shoulder has been making a gross popping noise for some time now whenever I do incline barbell bench press. It doesn't do it on every rep just some of them and it doesn't hurt at all. I am really just creeped out by it a bit. It even does it when I am warming up with just the bar so it's not...

mtnliones5‎, 10-22-2015 09:00 AM
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Could I lose 53 pounds in 3 months?

Is it possible for me to lose 53 pounds in 3 months? I am by definition obese weighing in at 258 pounds and like to get to 205 by the middle of January. I do have a lot of experience in the gym being a former gym rat that did a lot of powerlifting style weights workouts off and on for the last 13...

ReinventMary‎, 10-24-2015 01:57 PM
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Amount of time working out?

I've been looking at transforming programs and it seems like I would have to put in 30-40 min cardio 6 days a week + lifting weights 5 days a week. Assuming I eat a pretty healthy diet, does it really take that much time to get a 6 pack athletically toned body? I already lift 5 days a week and it...

G245‎, 11-13-2015 10:26 AM
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Question Pain in hips when squating?

I am wondering if anyone has this issue and figured out a way to overcome it? I gave birth to twins naturally 23 months ago. During delivery they separated my hips a lot, much more than my other child. I figured by now that things would be back to normal but during squats I find myself in a lot of...

mlynay‎, 10-17-2015 07:54 PM
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How many days a week do you lift?

Just curious how many days out of the week you guys lift? I was lifting 6x/week but have cut it back to 5 and my workouts last 45 to 60 minutes. I also do some form of cardio 3-5 x/week. I am trying to build more muscle and strength and I have read on the forum that in order to build muscle it...

solobiker‎, 11-11-2015 06:48 PM
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Cardio+bodyweight for a month before going back to the gym

Hi, as explained in the title, I'd like to ask if it could be possibile to me to gain some muscle and strength by only pushing myself into bodyweight exercises for a month, alternating workout days with cardio-only days (running in town) every day of the week (with one day of rest in which I do a...

missalchemy‎, 10-28-2015 05:09 AM
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Squat form critique/feedback, please and thank you!

Well this is a first for me, I've never videoed myself when lifting. Oh my what a wake-up call. Very enightening. Been at Stronglifts 5x5 for a few months now. The weight is finally getting challenging. I'm really focusing on driving my knees out but never realized just how wobbly they are. ...

megdaig‎, 10-26-2015 01:02 PM
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Question How to catch my squats up with my other lifts?

Last year I had a bunch of trouble when I switched from squatting with dumbbells to barbell squats. Looking back, I think it was a combo of eating reduced calories for a long time while losing weight plus my body shape/anthropometry. Regardless, I started getting ridiculously down on myself because...

spradish‎, 11-06-2015 09:09 AM
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Aesthetic Hypertrophy Training Questions.

Hi all. I have been extremely motivated by all of the threads on this forum and felt the need to finally ask burning questions of my own. I am currently 5'6'', female, and around 120 lbs. I am around 14% body fat and I am really looking into gaining 5-10 pounds of muscle. I am eating around 250 C /...

nikadowlat‎, 11-02-2015 10:48 AM
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Angry Leg day DOMS

how do I make the pain go away??? Anything I can do?

thedomina‎, 11-07-2015 08:22 AM
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I feel embarrassed in the gym because of my lack of heavy lifting.

I have been lifting consistently for about 7 months now and I still feel so weak. I was scared to do squats but just started doing them again and somewhat struggle with 50 pounds I don't understand why I can't lift heavier or how anyone lifts heavies and improves. This process is hard :( I just...

MilaEvangaline‎, 11-22-2015 10:45 PM
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Is just doing compounds enough?

Recently I've had to do more late shifts at work, and there are more to come, which limits my time in the gym. Sometimes I only get half an hour to work out, so I can't fit in my normal routine (I'm running PHUL). I can just about get in a round of squats and deadlifts, sometimes one other...

leeniepie‎, 10-26-2015 02:10 PM
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Question Bench Press and general lifting questions!

Hi ladies, just wondering if I could get some help? I've just started the Fierce 5 novice programme. Now before this I've only ever really used Dumbbells when doing weight training so as of today I'm a complete beginner when it comes to the barbell. I did workout A today after researching the...

Spartess‎, 11-09-2015 03:47 PM
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Another "how often should I lift" thread - but with a twist...

There's many answers to this question and I suppose they should all come down to "well, if you're not sure, pick a few well-reviewed, renown programs, do them all, and see what works for you". However, while I do have cca 10 years of lifting behind me and also various programs, Gironda 8x8 Full...

dyvokoza‎, 11-09-2015 12:27 PM
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How much muscle will I lose in 2 months?

Hey guys, I'm taking a big volunteer trip to India for two months. That said, I'm a bit of a gym rat and have been lifting consistently for almost a year now. I never miss a leg day, so I'm kind of resenting not being able to work out and afraid of the progress I'll lose. However, this is an...

Michelemat‎, 11-06-2015 02:29 AM
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Can't squat - how to build glutes?

I have femoroacetabular impingement, which prevents me from squatting (I get mad sharp pain when I do, and my range of motion is significantly reduced), and I was wondering what you guys would recommend in terms of being able to still build a nice booty? I can lunge, but I worry about not being...

esile‎, 11-03-2015 01:40 AM
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Pain in neck and shoulders

Hi I have kind of an odd question, recently I raised my squat weight up five pounds other than this my workouts haven't changed but the last few mornings after I do my weight lifting I have pain in my neck and shoulders. Last time it was so bad I could barely turn my head. At first I thought maybe...

LadyLegasus‎, 11-03-2015 04:08 AM
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Goals, programs and exercises Suggestions and opinions

I have two or three goals for the next two months in terms of exercise. 1. Increase my Cardio endurance with HIT or other suggestions. 2. Improve my balance 3. (may be considered part of number 2) Increase my core strength and flexibility I have felt the need to focus on these three...

christygruber12‎, 10-27-2015 12:19 PM
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upper body vs lower body progress

i've been following an upper/lower split for about a year and a half. really happy with my progress but i feel like my upper body has made more progress than my lower. i'm just feeling really wide up top and narrow on the bottom, like an inverted triangle. so i was thinking of doing a...

fitfanatic123‎, 11-02-2015 09:35 AM
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Talking Should I start over? OTP model Question for NASM certified trainers.

So I have been working out for a while. I run, weight train, swim.. etc... but I have been noticing some weaknesses in my body like my glutes and pain in other areas. Should I go back to the stabilization phase? i would like to continue strength, endurance and power but not sure if I can do that or...

JNFMudRnr‎, 11-10-2015 08:31 PM
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