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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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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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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 03:03 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 11:37 AM
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Smile Best Workout DVD's (Weight Training)

Hi everyone, Can you please tell me what the best Weight Training DVD's are for building muscle? I like doing DVD's because it takes the guess work out of the work out. Please include any success stories for everyone to read! Thanks! :)

lutesville‎, 06-18-2009 12:41 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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Unhappy Should I stop Lifting due to Varicose Vein

Hi, From the age of 20 I first noticed a varicose vein at the back of my right knee. I am now 33, and over the years the vein has gradually gotten alot bigger looking and sticks out quite thick and chunky now and it starting to appear further on down my leg. I started lifting heavy weight...

gamesmaster1‎, 09-11-2011 12:10 PM
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Best running shoes?

I need new running shoes, I am thinking about getting some of those Shape-up shoes to see if they work, but those are NOT running shoes, and from what I have read they will makes your feet/ankels hurt if you try to use them as such. I have over-pronated feet and was wondering which shoes you...

Jpenn89‎, 04-17-2011 05:30 PM
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Reducing calves?

I was genetically 'blessed' with gigantic calves. Not kidding... my calves are currenly 18" and lean, they'd be 16". I get them from my dad... he has two grapefruits for calves. I also have very large knees (again, a 'blessing' from my dad)... even when I was 'thin' once upon a time my knees were...

N-cognita‎, 12-05-2007 10:30 PM
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Unhappy I want bigger arms but I think im going backwards...

I would love to have muscular (read: large) arms & I have been consistent with training (ive been training for about 8 months but recently started focusing on my arms). Today when I did upper body I was not able to complete sets that Ive been on for 3 weeks now (namely hammer curls with 15lb...

Bowiechick‎, 06-01-2010 06:09 PM
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Too fatigued for cardio from strength training

Hi all, I began the Stronglifts 5x5 program a week ago Monday, have had 4 workout sessions so far. Prior to that I was doing Les Mills Body Pump 3 times a week and cardio (such as jogging a maximum of 7km) 5 times a week. Since I started SL I have absolutely struggled to do cardio or...

Baybeejulia‎, 06-30-2015 03:35 AM
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Having trouble building glutes/thighs

Hi, Any tips for building glute muslces and hamstrings would be very much appreciated! I have been slowly gaining after under eating, and being underweight for about 6-8 months. I've been working with a nutritionist to slowly gain fat and muscle. So my goals are to gain both to get my...

drumlinegirl‎, 06-21-2015 08:24 AM
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Question Why do I feel better with a longer workout?

Hi all, beware for the long post.. Also English is my third language so excuse me if I make any mistake. 20 y-o, 5ft 3, 118lb. Been lifting on and off for 2 years and more consistently in the last few months. Lately I changed my workout program (new program below), and since it has higher...

byond‎, 05-27-2015 06:51 AM
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Osgood Slaughters disease

Does anyone know about leg training with Osgood Slaughters disease in the knees? Thanks much!

RunninnRunnin‎, 12-23-2005 10:58 AM
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Tracey Anderson's Method program, does it make you rage?

ITT, we shall discuss the rage Tracey Anderson's Method program inspires. I shall begin. A friend of mine is on Tracey Anderson's Method program which is a very expensive DVD and home exercise set of a yoga mat and three pound dumbbells and a diet plan. Her secret 'method' is training what...

Jodie10‎, 07-07-2015 02:25 PM
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Talking Model body?

I want to diet and workout for a model like body and lose about.. 8 or 9 lbs while still retaining a kind of lean and slender look? I also noticed that being skinnier makes you appear more taller but that's not important since I'm like a 5'8 female.

4our‎, 07-12-2015 10:29 AM
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Back Squat vs Front Squat

What are the major differences between these as far as working muscle groups in the legs (if any)? Is one more effective than the other? I've been trying to do back squats for the last few months, but find I have a much harder time going low to the ground on these. However, with a front squat, I...

l3ritannic‎, 07-13-2015 07:24 AM
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Total Beginner and I Need Help! (a little bit long)

Hi everyone! I figure I should introduce myself first, I am interested in starting to lift but don't know where to start! I love being at the gym, but I mostly use the treadmill - I know, typical! But I really like to run and I feel great afterwards, I do it more for stress-relief than fitness....

godwit‎, 06-30-2015 08:48 AM
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Unhappy Is this a realistic goal?

I want to get this body, and also i want a perfect posture, taller height and smaller waist. Is it possible to have my butt look like kacy hill? but have legs and my waist like xiao wen ju legs? i have a 26'' waist and i weigh 127 lbs and im 5'7 or 5'8 1/2 but I want to be about 119-120 lbs...

4our‎, 07-02-2015 06:47 PM
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Messed up my body...

Hey ladies (and gents) - long time lurker, first time poster. Looking for a little guidance - preferably from those who have knowledge of injury rehab but I'm more than grateful for ANYONE who takes the time to even respond to this. Rapid weight loss due to medication change has caused severe...

YoshiBerry‎, 07-18-2015 02:30 PM
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Bench press is lagging

I can not, for the life of me, get my bench press weight to increase. I've been at 35lb dumbells in each hand for months... Any tips?

chicky74‎, 07-11-2015 01:21 PM
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Training and Traveling

Hey guys, So I struggle with getting thrown off schedule at least once a month due to traveling. I'm in academia so conferences...meetings and right now, job interviews as I'm finishing my PhD in a month or so. If I have the ability I try to book my own hotel and try to make sure it has a gym...

ProjectHalfDone‎, 06-26-2015 05:13 PM
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Deadlift form critique :) ?

I don't really deadlift, it's not really in my program that I'm following (only kettlebell and RDL) but I just did this one for fun at the end of one of my training days. I'm sure I could've gone heavier but as I said, it was at the end of a full body workout day :D I think the only issue I had...

Babygirl95‎, 07-22-2015 03:17 PM
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Training in Developing Country

Ladies, I'll be moving to a developing country soon, and was wondering about training since gym access is extremely limited Specifically, 1. Can you expect gains from body weight training? 2. Can you expect gains from using resistance band? Has anyone tackled this problem before? ...

naijaprincess‎, 02-24-2013 07:47 AM
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Veins appeaing all over body after strong curves for about a month?

Had them appear around my feet, ankles (look a bit swollen there), ones on hands are now swelling too, ones on breasts, ones going up my arms, where my arm meets my chest and all on my legs. Should i be concerned? I noticed them appearing within about 2 days the other week since then ive not worked...

gemjar‎, 07-14-2015 04:05 PM
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starting strength while on caloric deficit?

hi, I am into sports for 2 years. I have done half hour cardio after my weight training 3x/week. I am eating -300kcal to loose belly fat. Makros are: 50g fat, 250 g Carbonhydrates 100 g protein. I also started the starting strength train program. My question is, is it possible to lift more...

Suna7‎, 07-18-2015 05:22 AM
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Confused about how to prioritize

Several years ago I was in the best shape of my life doing MMA/BJJ. I lifted nothing except perhaps kettlebells and keeping my hands up with 16 oz gloves on them. I looked amazing, diet was tight, and had a 4 pack. Then I got a SLAP tear and had to rehab. It was all downhill from there - some...

LemurGirl‎, 07-19-2015 04:04 PM
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Beginner am I over training with the following schedule

hi all, I started training in February (complete newbie) and I was recently told that I am overtraining. This is a list of the following I do every second night, . Bench press 4 x 8 (20kg) . Triceps skull crusher 4x 10 (12.5kg) . Standing Military press 4x 8 (15kg) . Barbell Squats 4x 8...

13christine‎, 07-07-2015 01:42 PM
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