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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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Butt question- The upper glutes

I've been trying to add some size to my butt, specifically to get some shape in the upper glutes. I've been doing lunges, deep squats, good mornings, etc. and when I do squats and dead lifts, I always try to give a good squeeze at the upper part of the movement. So far haven't had the best results....

bluebird‎, 12-01-2005 06:45 PM
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Bruising appear on each body part after workout?

Hi guys, so i workout quite regularly between 5-6 times a week, mostly weight training. The thing is after i work a specific body part i develop small bruises in that area. I didn't really think anything of it at first, maybe just a muscle tissue tear during the breaking down process. However i've...

gschofield2‎, 07-21-2011 05:32 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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How much should I squat?

I'm 5'11" about 136 lbs right now, and was told (somewhat rudely) that squatting 135 lbs with a goal of hypertrophy was pathetic and that something must be wrong with me for only being able to lift such a small amount of weight. Granted, I used to squat about 160 lbs in a comparable workout, but I...

ljmshay‎, 07-24-2014 08:01 AM
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Kinetic bands - are they a good workout for legs?

I never feel like I get a good leg workout even though my lower legs are rock hard and upper legs are slowly looking better. I just don't feel like the leg machines at my new gym really do much for upper legs. I do some squats though can't go very heavy due to having scoliosis. Technically I'm not...

Ang123‎, 02-15-2013 10:21 AM
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Post When to start bulking?

Hi! I'm new in here but have been browsing for a long time. I've only been lifting for 5 months so I still have a lot to learn. I know this has been asked before but I'm still confused.. I know I should be lean before bulking but I.what I don't get to understand is how lean?? My...

carlab91‎, 07-28-2014 06:49 PM
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Different types of body results from lifting? Curvy vs. Straight

Hello everyone! I am absolutely new to weight lifting of any kind but have read A LOT about the benefits of heavy lifting for women. My confusion is, how come some women who lift and lift heavy have body types that look "athletic" (eg. the picture of the blond woman attached) and firm and great...

cupstar‎, 07-07-2014 01:13 PM
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I got 5!

Yeah it's a brag thread, because I never get to brag. :D wlV6LnT1w1g Feel free to try them (or maybe you already do them) and post your vids in here! :)

kimm4‎, 07-10-2014 03:21 PM
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From Anorexia to Heath and Beyond

Hey guys, I know this is going to be an incredibly newbie post, but I feel that I have absolutely nobody who I can turn to with these questions, and I suppose I'm still trying to get my head around everything I'm reading and getting a little overwhelmed! But here's a bit of a background as to...

Sweetbeann‎, 07-24-2014 10:54 AM
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Thumbs down I dislike cardio.

I lost a lot of weight on diet alone last year, A few months ago I felt I was finally ready to start exercising. I began doing short jogs and random cardio workouts I found on youtube. I became bored with this very quickly and decided I was finally ready (confident enough) to join a gym. I did the...

RXMilitia‎, 07-24-2014 07:53 PM
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Smile Pilates Reformer & Weight Training?

Any advice/opinions on incorporating pilates reformer training with weight training? I love the feel I get in my core when I have a session on the reformer but curious how to combine it with weight training. Appreicate any experiences!

daphmom‎, 09-22-2009 12:16 PM
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Skin and Bones and Flab. Help!

Hi all, I've been searching the forum for the path to the body I want. I'm having trouble determining the best plan for my goal since I'm Skinny Fat. Here are my numbers: 5'10 125lbs 20%body fat What it looks like: Lean arms, some definition on shoulders/bis/tris

scoldielocks‎, 08-01-2014 11:13 AM
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Need to catch up leg gains to arms

Hi ladies, so I've been training for a few years now. I really struggle with leg/booty gains and gain really quickly in my arms. I don't look terribly asymmetrical yet but I want to catch it before it's really noticeable. I'm thinking for 1-3 months I need to starting training legs for hypertrophy...

kyraschmidt‎, 08-10-2014 06:50 AM
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Is a personal trainer worth it?

First time posting on the forum - I am not sure if this question was asked before {I am sure it was} but would love some feedback to make a decision. Just some quick stats. I am currently 5'4" and 140lbs. I recently {past six months} lost 50lbs - I had gained this the last two years due to a very...

briseus‎, 07-22-2014 05:56 AM
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Booty day tomorrow! Does anyone have any great booty building exercises!? Or any tips on how to get them biigggggg

joeyyyb‎, 07-18-2014 06:23 AM
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What does your back routine looks like ?

i started bodybuilding 7 month ago they told me that as a beginner i should not go high volume but i don't realy listen to them cuz its working for me and i like to workout intense this is my back routine what do you guys and girls think, and share yours 2 ! pull ups 4 set i go to failure in...

titimabe‎, 07-30-2014 02:41 PM
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Only doing cardio at the gym

Hey guys/girls, I am a newbie on this site, so Hi! I just wanted some opinions on an issue I have about working out at the gym. I am a long distance runner and currently training for a half Marathon so I run pretty much 4-5 miles at least everyday. I've been going to the YMCA gym to run on...

nonstoprunning‎, 07-16-2014 04:18 PM
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How to know if your body has done too much?

Hi everyone, newbie here! Bit of background info, I have 2 stone of fat to lose but am pretty fit and play roller derby - I wanna lose that weight and gain muscle so I'll be better in my sport. Anyhow, I'm trying to do 3 weight training sessions each week, along with three cardio days and a day...

coppock85‎, 07-25-2014 02:43 AM
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Question Focusing on PR when trying to lose weight a no no?

Hey guys, Today is Wednesday which for me means Deadlift Wednesday.. My favorite lift (so far) On all my other nights of lifting I really focus on reps VS max weight but for some reason with Dead lifts I just want to keep pushing my PR every week. I did my first dead lift a little over a...

RXMilitia‎, 07-30-2014 01:47 PM
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Squatting and dead lifting near the same weight?

I was wondering if it is weird that I am squatting 135 and dead lifting 135, I just started going to the gym in mid June. And I will be starting the 5/3/1 building strength program in 1 week,

eeelayne21‎, 08-02-2014 11:34 PM
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Cutting while lifting?

I used to train with someone and now that I don't anymore I have so many questions. First, if I am trying to cut how should i be lifting? Im not sure if i should continue lifting heavy or lift slightly less but for more reps. Also, what tip of cardio should I be doing? I go to a limited gym and I...

SkyScott‎, 07-21-2014 02:43 PM
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How much cardio should I do?

I know that there's been some similar threads about this, but I'm quite a bit heavier than most people here. The general consensus seems to be that it's fine to do little/no cardio as long as you're lifting, but since I have a lot of weight to lose, I wondered if I should be doing more cardio. I...

reversewill‎, 08-14-2014 10:05 AM
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Cardio or not

Im starting little by little to lifting weights, because I never did exercise. Its a slow progress because my muscle are week, but Im feeling they are responding very well and feeling stronger each day. I dont know if is advised for me to do cardio, I have 30% fat but almost no muscle, and I...

aguaintegral‎, 08-01-2014 02:05 PM
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Stott Pilates on Demand

We have Comcast's On Demand. Tonight we found Exercise TV. So, we watch Amazing Tone which is stott pilates. First, I want to say that this woman is one of the most annoying people on Earth. Second, this looks soooo hard!!! So, they are laying on their sides, with a little ball in between...

Cristina78‎, 03-29-2007 08:15 PM
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Anxious and Depressed After Workout

As the title says lately I've been feeling odd after a workout and sometimes into the next day. The depression isn't bad but I've never had problems with it before. I just feel really bummed out and like not doing anything. I used to get really bad panic attack from anxiety but they went away and...

legday69‎, 08-16-2014 09:10 PM
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