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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 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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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 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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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 08:21 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 03:45 AM
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Cool Can you build muscle while breastfeeding?

I have lifted weights for years. I continued to do so up until recently (as I am 37 weeks pregnant and about to pop). Although I have kept up protein, carbs and calories, the hormonal changes of pregnancy have really turned my muscles to mush. My question: DUE TO THE UNUSUAL HORMONAL STATE OF...

Sunbeamm‎, 03-08-2007 01:45 PM
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Thumbs down One Body Part per day - ??! Doesn't seem to be the best use of time

So I recently have this trainer with a bodybuilding background and because I'm just getting back into things it was told to me to just do one body part per day for 5 days and include cardio as well. which is fine but seems to be not the best use of time given that it only takes me about 30 mins to...

Leigh29‎, 01-29-2010 05:22 AM
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can you develop decent quad mass with only leg ext/leg curl?

I hate to even ask, but I'm still struggling with SI joint pain, to the point that squats, deadlifts, lunges, and full ROM leg press are out of the question. It could be months before I can do any of those lifts... I don't have too many options left for working my quads, that eliminates any low...

oregonchick76‎, 12-26-2011 08:27 AM
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Unhappy cellulite

I've been working out for about 3 months now....cardio/weights. I've lost 25 lbs. and very happy with the muscular results, however, I have some nasty cellulite on the back of my thighs. Any suggestions on how I can get rid of it? I have a clean diet: mostly protein, low carbs, hardly any...

sagitarriusgirl‎, 02-16-2002 05:20 PM
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i need advice on how to write out my Gf workout plan

My gf wants to get fit and get healthy she eventually wants to lose 30 lbs I have been lifting for about a year but I'm not sure what I should have her workout plan consist of to help her reach her goal and I don't wanna give her the wrong advice. She doesn't necessarily eat unhealthy in fact when...

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Newbie suspects her trainer's workout plan is not adequate, needs advice…?

Hello everyone. After looking around and reading a few threads on here, I thought this community seemed really helpful and supportive, and decided to join. I think I really need some advice from people with experience, and I don't really know where to turn. I joined a gym this month, with...

MyDogLifts‎, 11-18-2014 06:35 AM
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Starting from literally zero

Apologies if this is the wrong place, I'm posting here because I don't know where else to turn for advice, I'm pretty much at the end of my tether. I'm 27 and have had a weak body all my life, even though I was active when I was young, for some reason I never built muscle through puberty like...

conty40‎, 11-08-2014 02:05 PM
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15 Sets for Abs Too much?

Hey gals, since abs are a lagging body part for me, I have tried increasing the amount of volume to 15 SETS. Is that a bit too much? I've recorded a video on my routine, would love to hear your take on it tWA3m8Dp96o

raoultyler‎, 11-22-2014 09:25 AM
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Smile Glutes Help

I recently (since September) started going to the gym fairly regularly (once-twice a week) and working my glutes more. Up until a week ago, I have mostly been using my own body weight, and I have seen gains but nothing too big. I want to start doing more weight training but I was wondering if...

Patki‎, 11-25-2014 05:43 PM
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sore joints/muscles everywhere-take layoff or switch to super lightweight for awhile?

I have been hitting it pretty hard this year while bulking. I've added solid amounts to all of my lifts (except OHP, lol). I'm cutting now, and I'm finding that everything is starting to hurt - knees, hips, low back, shoulder, etc. I'm stiff, my ROM is not that great, and I'm just generally...

oregonchick76‎, 12-03-2014 07:17 AM
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Hello! New Rules for Women and struggling to eat!

Hello! My first post! I have been reading this forum for awhile through google search, but decided to sign up today. As of today, I am on stage 6 of New Rules of Lifting for women. I am proud to say that I have not missed a workout, and I really love the program. I have been training hard three...

lovesufjan‎, 11-21-2014 01:29 PM
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Cool Injured elbow preventing me from my goal. I'm SUPER depressed.

I had every intention to bulk up over the winter and gain as much muscle as I could so that at some point I'd be content to start cutting. I'm not inactive but I have not gone to a gym in years and years. I started weight lifting only 2 months ago and I have this amazing momentum. Probably because...

Jellosea1‎, 11-19-2014 08:50 PM
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Bulking help (trying to get through it with my sanity)

I've been bulking for about 3 months now and, because of a lot of setbacks with personal issues and college, I haven't made as much progress as I would have liked. I'm still continuing to bulk, but am struggling with feeling good about myself. I've put on a few pounds; about a 1:3 muscle-to-fat...

afuda‎, 12-10-2014 06:11 PM
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What Does the Amount of Weight Represent?

Just something I was thinking about yesterday... What does lifting a heavier weight mean? Does lifting heavy directly reflect a person's strength? Does it only reflect muscle size? Is it a result of weight moved compared to body weight carried? Do muscles have to be bigger to lift heavier? Or...

klm83‎, 12-02-2014 08:36 AM
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Best Workout for Intermediate training/ toning and fat loss

Hi there, I am looking at finding a programme to use as a change from what i have been doing. I have been following the built lean programme which has a basis of supersetting body groups to keep heart rate up. i am currently about 125 pounds 165 cm, train everyday/ cardio and weights...addicted....

JAmanda‎, 11-28-2014 11:34 PM
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Hitting the pause button on my bulk

I'm beginning the third month of my first bulk, have gained about 5lbs and plan to continue bulking through April with the hopes of gaining another 8lbs. However, in January my husband and I are taking a one-week vacation to a tropical island. I'd like to do a brief cut (2 weeks?) before leaving...

shakesclub‎, 12-01-2014 01:57 PM
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split workout.

I am having a hard time fitting in 30 min of cardio and 45 min of weight training. Can I split the two up with out it affecting my goal? Do 30 min of cardio in the morning, than finish off in the evening with 45 min of weight training. Any advice is greatly appreciated.

Jeanie43‎, 11-12-2014 06:34 PM
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Coming back after serious illness

Without getting into too much detail I've been out of the gym since the beginning of the year. Prior to that the gym was my life but then I got so sick that I couldn't go if I tried. Last month I got on a new medication and its controlling my symptoms. I'm pretty much back to life as normal....

Keepcalmlift‎, 11-12-2014 10:14 PM
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Sumo vs Standard Deadlift

I have been having issues with doing a standard deadlift because I am scared of blowing out my back (I suffered from 3 herniated discs about 6 yrs ago). I feel that as the weight gets heavier I pull more with my back. I had someone suggest doing sumo deadlifts and for whatever reason it seems more...

SMB2003‎, 12-14-2014 05:34 AM
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Uterus fall down and heavy lifting

I gonne to the doctor and it said my uterus are a little bit down, and that can be caused by lifting weights (in general). I got worried about trainig weights could increase that problem. Do you have any information about that ? I´, worried because it can cause health problems. Thank you.

aguaintegral‎, 12-03-2014 05:11 AM
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Talking 20 weeks pregnant: training 3x/week, split or full body?

I'm currently 20 weeks pregnant (yay) and seem to have enough energy to train about 4x weekly. I try to incorporate more cardio (ugh) just because it seems like it might useful as some point, and also because my cardiovascular capacity seem to have decreased a lot since the beginning of my...

maeva27‎, 12-01-2014 01:51 PM
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Program for beginner

I've been out of the gym for 9 years. I vaguely remember going to the gym 2-3 times a week and lifting using dumbbells and machines, and doing cardio. Now, I'm starting from nothing. I looked at some of the training programs recommended in the stickied thread at the top of this forum. Do...

pregcurious‎, 11-30-2014 09:38 PM
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shoulders hurt from front squats

I just started PHUL and I have been practicing front squats with just the bar as part of the lower hypertrophy day. They are tough because I am so used to back squats. I feel as though I have the movement correct and I am balancing the bar and not falling all over the place. The one thing I am...

mtnliones5‎, 10-26-2014 11:24 AM
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