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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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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 serious/stupid question - lifting during your period

How do you/do you lift during your time of the month? A question no one I know can seem to give me a straight answer on But I know one of you will, right? :]

Cat_McCatterson‎, 01-01-2009 05:23 AM
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BIKRAM YOGA: Instructor says no weights

Hi! I just attended my first bikram yoga class this AM. It was very enjoyable. Afterwards, the instructor said I did very well, so I mentioned I had been weight training for about a month. He said, "well if you are looking to tone you don't have to do that, you can just do this." My thoughts...

ajrobin‎, 03-04-2007 04:19 PM
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Cardio, weights, what to do for cellulite reduction?

Hi, I need help with my workout routine. I am 5'3, 118 lbs, curvy build. I currently teach Zumba 1-2 x/week (have been teaching for 2+ yrs). I was lifting 2x per week, and adding in 1 extra day of cardio in addition to teaching. I recently noticed that the cellulite on my thighs and butt has...

edensmom25‎, 06-20-2012 04:24 PM
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Shoulder Development

Looking for a program that focuses on shoulder width\development. My shoulders have always lagged behind and I am tired of hearing that "its genetics"...I have been training for many many years but I am not happy with the shoulders. Any suggestions?

ms_mac‎, 08-31-2014 09:03 PM
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Cool Done with Female Training Bible. Need a new program

I've just finished Female Training Bible and love the results! I'm ready for a new routine, but I really don't know which program would be the best. My goal is to keep my results and build some muscle. I don't like hi-rep routines and usually work out 4 times a week :) Maybe, somebody has a link to...

babyjschatz‎, 04-10-2011 10:36 AM
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Pull ups and chin ups

I have always had a goal of being able to do chin ups and pull ups. I can do a quarter one...:S Am I better off doing a few months of PHUL to build strength before attempting to work on them? I'm pretty weak in the lower body department. Or do you think I could add it into my program somewhere?...

viccles007‎, 09-03-2014 10:00 PM
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When should I do cardio..

I am lifting weights and doing cardio...I am confused at how often I should do cardio because I'm toned everywhere but my lower stomach where I have a little bit of fat keeping my 6 pack from showing. Someone told me I'm doing too much at 7 days a since I lift weights at 11 am 4 days a...

jlynn1976‎, 09-05-2014 07:18 PM
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Question Calves

Hey yall...Here's the deal. My calves are pretty large - like there's a lot of mass there, but they're not defined. I do work my calves, but I just can't seem to get them cut! So I was just wondering how many sets/reps of calf raises yall do. Thanks

LilRed03‎, 01-15-2007 03:22 PM
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Bent over row question

I am wondering if it is ok to use underhand grip for bent over row? Every time I use overhand my elbows flare everywhere. I really struggle with this exercise!

viccles007‎, 09-02-2014 02:10 PM
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Smile Training Schedule?

Okay, so my main question is, how much is too much? Now let me give you a little background: I'm 33, work full time. Two years ago I was working out daily at the gym after committing and building up for about two years. I never felt any real results because I really wasn't trying to. I was...

monkeygirlcooks‎, 08-25-2014 02:21 PM
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Caitlin Rice Photoshopping?

Is this chick photoshopping? She's popular on instagram for selling booty plans

marcballer37‎, 08-26-2014 11:19 AM
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Bulking or Cutting first at 23.6%

I am going to start going to the gym and wanna transform my body (build some serious toned muscles but also lose my stomach fat and tone my abs). I am at 23.6% and currently look like my profile picture. I went to the grocery store and bought all my 96% lean beef, egg whites, fish, and spinach and...

lizardmuscle‎, 09-21-2014 01:22 AM
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recommendations for the hated cardio

Hey guys. So I have been weight training on a more serious level for about the past 6 months. About 2-3 years ago I did a lot of cardio, I would go to the gym and easily run 4-5 miles 5 times a week and I loved it. I would do some light weights after. around the same time I got hit with an ankle...

Aloha808‎, 09-04-2014 01:25 PM
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most "valuable" exercise by body part?

I know this is a somewhat subjective question, but would like your feedback. I'm currently doing an upper/lower split and am very happy with it. It is a nice balance of heavy work on the 'primary' lifts followed by volume on some isolation work. However, my schedule gets intermittently super...

oregonchick76‎, 09-09-2014 09:22 AM
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To Rest or To Push-Through: How do you decide?

I'm only 3 months in at serious (i.e. consistent & heavy) lifting. I started out during the first two months lifting 5 days a week and then I realized that that was too much for my newbie self and in the past month I've moved to the Simply Shredded 4-day/week, upper/lower split. For some reason,...

shakesclub‎, 09-18-2014 07:24 PM
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Question Weight distibution during squats, deadlifts, etc

I have an old knee injury on my left leg and I find that I am putting a lot of my weight during exercises through my right leg. Due to this I am now finding that my right, uninjured knee is starting to give me problems but I am not sure how to correct this. I think it must be a psychological thing...

vhenley164‎, 09-11-2014 04:53 AM
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My booty is getting firmer but smaller :(

I am currently on a calorie deficit and calculating my macros everyday. I'm at around 1200 - 1400 calories everyday 5-6 meals a day. My goal is to drop my body fat, tone up and build a nice round butt. I started out at 147lbs and now I am at 136 lbs (5'2") I work out 4-5 days a week and...

lisamarie061‎, 09-18-2014 06:49 PM
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Pants ripped during squats...

So I had a leg day yesterday and I started with warming up on the bike.. then the usual exercises - squats, sumo deadlifts, goblet squats... Then I moved to the leg press machine. After that i went to pick a barbel so I can do reverse lunges and a guy that I know from my gym came to me and told me...

lulu1987‎, 09-19-2014 12:58 PM
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Recovering from Workouts

Just wondering if anyone does anything special to recover from their workouts. I'm not necessarily talking about muscle soreness, but that general fatigue/tiredness that comes after a workout and might last into the next day. I'm in my last semester of an entry level Master's program in nursing...

SophieM‎, 09-21-2014 04:24 AM
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Cool Fitness model comp/ tri training and weight loss.... Can I do all at once?

Hi, So I've been trying to do all the things I love and lose weight. My weight yoyo's. Would I be better off focusing on either a fitness model comp or a tri or weight loss instead of trying to do all three at once? Thank you for any help!

candiv‎, 08-15-2014 03:31 PM
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I need help to build a booty pleaseeeee

I am currently on a cut right now 500-700 cal deficit a day. I really want a big butt and I know it involves heavier weight training. Therefore, 1) Do I start after my cut so I can eat more in order to start building? 2) What's the recommended routine and weight? 3) What are the best...

lisamarie061‎, 09-05-2014 06:12 PM
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Normal to be bruised from squat bar?

I tried to do back squats yesterday but was quite sore when I rested the bar on my back (I usually go low bar). I couldn't figure out why until I had a look my back this morning - there are bruises where I usually rest the bar. Is this normal?

viccles007‎, 09-15-2014 10:22 PM
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Body Fat Reduction

Hello all! Brand new to and looking forward to connecting with my fellow fitness fanatics! My main goal is reducing my Body Fat %, currently at 24.9% I'd like to see that closer to 18-20%. I'm looking for a lift + cardio schedule with nutrition plan. I know the basics and my...

JBonardi1101‎, 08-27-2014 08:47 AM
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Silly Lifting Question

Curious what you all think: I'm trying to decide if I should lift 3 or 4 days per week. I know it probably doesn't matter, but does anyone have a preference one way or the other? My back sometimes hurts if Leg and Back day are too close together, but I feel like I make the best progress with 4...

chicky74‎, 08-29-2014 08:12 AM
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