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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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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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Breast implants and chest exercises?

I have read conflicting views on whether or not you can exercise your chest when you have breast implants. Mine are not new I had them done two years ago. I have read that it can shift the position of the implant but I find this difficult to believe considering that they are placed within the...

petitpowerhouse‎, 02-13-2010 05:01 PM
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Glutes are not symmetrical at all.. help me please

Strange title but this is my problem: my butt is not symmetrical- my left butt cheek has two (yes two) creases where the bum meets the its basially saggy. You can't actually see this from any of my pictures (thank god- because its actually really embarassing) because some of my pics...

queenofswords‎, 09-12-2010 12:32 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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New Rules of Lifting for Women

I recently bought this book and have found it to be very interesting. I was wondering if anyone has followed this program that has been outlined in the book and if they have been seeing good results? I am kind of struggling with the idea of only working out three days out of the week. I...

wuvolleyball‎, 04-09-2008 07:46 PM
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Pls Help! Re: Glutes

Hello Everyone! I'm new to this board. Can anyone offer any suggestions as to what excerises I can incorporate into my Leg workout that will target and lift the glutes. I've allocated Mondays as my Leg day. My Leg Workout is as follows: Leg Press 3 x 10reps Smith Machine Squats 3 x 10reps...

Mari‎, 11-14-2001 05:44 PM
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Question Average time spent on a workout?

Hey ladies, what's the average time you spend on the weights in the gym? Reason I ask is because I've just started NROLFW and it's taking me just 20-30 minutes to complete the workouts. I'm literally just taking the 60 second recommend rest periods inbetween sets. Plus I've been going the gym...

Spartess‎, 01-22-2016 10:29 AM
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Snowed in...what should I do.

HELP!!!! I am now snowed in for the second day. I need my gym fix. I have a treadmill and free weights but right now the free weights are in my spare bedroom and has yardsale stuff all over it. I could always go outside and try to shovel the mountain of snow in my driveway for a good workout....

abcreations‎, 02-14-2007 08:11 AM
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Unhappy Weight Training is making me sick. Help!

I have been lifting weights for around 3 years but only got into serious heavy lifting around a year ago. Ever since then I have been getting sick frequently (at least once per month). It mainly happens after a heavy leg day or if I do too many weight training sessions/HIIT in a week. The symptoms...

Fitblondeaus‎, 01-09-2016 06:11 PM
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Morning Workouts causing Depression

Hi Everyone! First post here! Iíve started working out in the morning before work (I get up at 5:45 a.m.) Ever since Iíve started back at the gym at my new time I have been fine when my workout ends and then as the day goes on I become incredibly emotional as well as have huge spells of...

christinaducey‎, 01-19-2016 01:20 PM
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Am I screwing myself by not varying my workouts?

So I have found a routine that I really enjoy doing and have been very consistent with. Let me first start by saying that I am using home equipment so I don't have an endless selection of equipment like whats available at the gym. My goal is to gain strength and eventually get leaner. My typical...

luv2lift86‎, 01-13-2016 08:03 AM
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Red face Allpro Simple Beginner Routine.

Hi all. After reading some on the forum I made the choice to switch out my 2 split routine for a fullbody program. It seems like the right thing todo since ive only been lifting weights since december. I ended up picking Allpro's routine as it seems like a good balanse between strengh and size....

Nakia83‎, 01-25-2016 12:49 AM
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Cardio and

So. I've had a few people who keep trying to convince me to do some running events with them this year. (A color run 5k, a half marathon, tri, etc). I know this isn't bodybuilding related, but I've noticed some issues when I run and I was wondering if someone could help. Mainly my issue is my heart...

Preprandial‎, 01-21-2016 04:05 PM
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Is there a way to fix this without surgery??

Almost 11 years ago I my 1st of 3 c-sections (none were by choice). After the first one was done and healed I had a 3"x8" section of my lower abs that I had no feeling of at all. Basically 1" below and 2" above the incision line. That was until 3 months ago, when one evening my SO touched my...

Todayisforme‎, 01-20-2016 01:15 PM
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Question Girls and Bench Press/Chest Day

Okay all my fellow female lifters out there... I hear so many different things when I talk to my friends about bench press... Who out there benches as a girl and who out there doesn't bench?? Why?? If you don't bench do you do anything for chest day or do you focus more on just shoulders,...

TiaGreenFitness‎, 01-27-2016 11:51 AM
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Red face Are wrist straps going to help?

Hi All, The gym I go to has a bare minimum of machines and equipment (no barbells), so I am doing a lot of improvising with dumbbells and cables. As such, I am running into problems with certain lower body exercises like deadlifts and standing calf raises. In the case of calf raises, for...

millietea‎, 01-18-2016 10:16 AM
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Would this workout routine hit legs too much?

Hey everyone, I've been working out for about 2 years now. I've rotated between StrongLifts, AllPros, and Fierce 5. My lifts have improved 10x, and my body composition has changed a lot. However, I am having trouble with my legs. They don't seem be as 'fit' as the rest of my body. My upper body...

cursive‎, 01-23-2016 01:50 PM
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Should I try to lower my body fat?

Hi. I'm a high school swimmer, currently training most mornings for an hour an a half, sometimes twice a day. I am super into nutrition and fitness and right now I am focusing on abdominal definition. Right now I don't have much, but my question is, based on my physique does it look like I should...

rlenard‎, 01-16-2016 05:09 PM
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Left side of body isn't growing.

I'm hoping someone can help me with this, hopefully someone who has had the same experience. I have been lifting off and on for about a year, I haven't been serious about it until the last 4 months and I noticed that I can't seem to make the mind muscle connection with muscles on the left side of...

ldarrol‎, 01-19-2016 10:12 PM
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Calluses - help.

Help!! I thought with time, my skin would toughen up and adapt. But I've been at it since March/April. How do I prevent calluses? I use gloves and make sure gloves and skin are flush to bars! Still... I get calluses that sometimes really hurt. What am I doing wrong! (I can't seem to upload...

bodhi3s‎, 01-31-2016 04:24 PM
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Intro + Looking for a beginner friendly routine, for an at home gym. Having Trouble

Hi everyone, thanks for reading. I have spent most of the night and day reading through these forums. What a great resource! A little about myself. At one point I weighed 300 pounds. On my 5'6 frame, this was the major cause of me feeling absolutely TERRIBLE. A few years ago I decided I had...

HayleeLynn‎, 01-10-2016 01:13 PM
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How do you keep ab work from making you blocky?

I stopped my ab work two months ago and my waist looks the way I want it to look and it's 3" smaller. The problem is that I keep getting a nagging soreness in my back from my heavy lifts and I know it's because I need stronger abs to correct my posture. What do you do and how much? I was doing...

CRM1304‎, 01-20-2016 07:58 PM
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Workout Schedule Advice

I was wondering about a weekly workout schedule and the best way to cut it up. Right now I am following a cycle, where I lift for about 45 minutes to an hour a day. I am doing day 1: back/biceps, day 2: chest/triceps, day 3: legs, day 4: shoulders, and day 5: rest/light cardio then I repeat. I...

jenluv4‎, 01-26-2016 08:04 AM
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Smile Weak hands and wrists?

Hi! Hoping someone in the know or had a similar circumstance can assist me! My strength has been increasing at a steady state which is fantastic, however I find now that my wrists or hands are failing/aching when I am doing lifts. Wrist straps aren't really an option because I am working with...

Missash22‎, 01-27-2016 06:58 PM
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Question I would really appreciate your advice!!

Hi Everyone! ' I need advice on what program I should follow. I am a regular at the gym but I just don't know which routine, program would work best for me. I carry a lot of extra weight around the stomach and I know that's down to my diet, can anybody recommend a good healthy eating plan to...

MissMcC‎, 01-18-2016 10:46 AM
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Timing snack/meal - before or after workout?

Hi! I'm new here. I've been browsing the forum for some time and now that I'm planning out my workout schedule, I have a question. Sorry if it's been covered before but if so, I haven't found it. On a weekday, I typically workout at lunch time. I walk on an incline for 20-30 minutes, and then...

caimay160‎, 01-30-2016 08:52 AM
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