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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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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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500 lb. club

How many of you ladies would be able to be part of the 500lb. club? You've probably heard of 1000lb clubs at gyms, a group of guys primarily that can lift 1,000lbs from a combination of 3 exercises: Deadlift, bench press, and squat. I was looking for females at my gym that would be part of the...

FameGirl‎, 01-18-2008 02:55 PM
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How do I *avoid* a wide upper back?

After a long term shoulder injury, I have gradually started training my back at home. I have a few good sets of dumbells, an exercise ball and a few kettlebells but no bench. I'm pretty sure I've developed a bit of definition recently, but I also think my already wide upper back is getting...

queenofswords‎, 03-29-2011 06:29 AM
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Arrow work gym or home

wheres it best to work out at home or at the gym, if you have not to much to choose from at home, or if you dont have a way to the gym.

bricker‎, 12-17-2002 12:35 PM
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Question What's the deal? Wide grip, shoulder width grip or narrow grip?

I am talking about lat pull downs, I see so any different articles with one saying wide grip works the lats more, then one saying narrow grip works them more. This week I decided to try with my hands shoulder width apart and felt it in my lats much more than when I would grip the bar not too wide...

AnHadley87‎, 04-04-2015 09:21 AM
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First NPC bikini competition. Need advice on improvements

HI all, I just did my very first show at the Steve Stone Metropolitan Championships and placed 9th in my class. I would like to know what improvements I can make on my physique and how I can go about it. I've posted pictures of me. Any advice is much appreciated! Thanks,

Ashhh2015‎, 04-08-2015 04:49 PM
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Tricep rant most recent of several)

So I hate my triceps. I recently bulked up over 8 months and am now on a mini-cut (just a couple pounds for bikini season). My arms have bulked up a little, and overall look better. But I have tricep jiggle (still) and now that I"ve gained some weight it seems worse. The question is, how...

Jodie10‎, 04-10-2015 07:54 PM
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Question Thoughts on Erin Stern's Elite Body 4-Week Program?

Looking at potentially doing Erin Stern's or Kris Gethin's program...thoughts on either? I've heard a lot more about Kris Gethin's (all positive) than Erin Stern, but just exploring options. Thanks in advance!

lchoward‎, 03-17-2015 09:10 AM
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Question Deadlifts

I feel stupid asking this question, but am I doing something incorrect here? I'm not feeling much burn *at all* anywhere but my lower erectors. I know I used to feel my DLs in my hams, but I had a way too long layoff, so maybe I'm messing it up now or something? My plan has me doing DLs after...

Bravoiswhiskey‎, 04-07-2015 05:57 AM
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What's everyone's training look like?

Just curious about how everyone is training. Like if you are doing a split training, or total body training. Or if you are following a specific type of program.

rhbrand‎, 04-16-2015 12:27 PM
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12 week progress working with a trainer

Hi everyone, I am a very long time lurker but never felt the need to post until now (and I hope I posted in the right section). I have limited equipment at home and was doing strength training at home on my own, no solid routine, just picked different programs online and followed them as best I...

Sophie34‎, 04-10-2015 06:27 AM
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I have uneven glutes/shoulders and need advice!!

I'm 5'7, 133 lbs, and I'm guessing around 22-25% bf (not sure though). I've been lifting weights 3x per week for 5-ish months, and my main focus has been on my glutes and legs. I quickly noticed that I have some sort of imbalance going on in my glutes, as I realized I could not feel my right glute...

nevagetsfit‎, 04-06-2015 01:03 PM
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Cool What's your opinion on the crossfit craze?

All it's hyped up to be? There's a crossfit gym near me that is offering a 3 day trial but I have not the slightest bit interest. I like good old fashion weightlifting. But I must say, crossfit people are jacked up.

KDelRio‎, 04-01-2015 04:24 AM
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Hi, I work out my glutes using weights, doing exercises such as side lunges and lunges. When I am working out, my glutes burn, due to the exercise and stretching of them, however when I'm finished my workout, my glutes don't hurt anymore, like when I'm walking around for example. But as soon...

ellmay‎, 04-13-2015 10:55 AM
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Newbie - thinking of switching to a program, not sure where to start...

I'm a 28 year old female, 5'4" 125lb (unfortunately can't post pics due to new account). I've been regularly working out for about 2 years (starting out 50lbs heavier) and am thinking of switching to a more defined program. For the past 2 years I've been doing crossfit, and until recently had not...

penguinberry‎, 03-03-2015 07:33 PM
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Fun cardio?

I hate cardio. I usually listen to music and run on the treadmill but I really hate it. If it's warm I will take my dog for a run outside and that's not so bad. Unfortunately it's still snowing where I live. So does anyone have any ideas for cardio that's more fun than the treadmill?

agreenthumb‎, 03-28-2015 07:20 AM
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Newbie - Kind of - need help and direction

So, I'm not new to the whole dieting/weight loss/youI crap, been a pro at that for years. Almost two years ago I said enough was enough and became serious about making a lifestyle change. I went from 240 (by all means, not my highest weight) to hovering between 173-178. I did this weight loss with...

fiveminutes‎, 04-08-2015 03:19 PM
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Maybe trying first bulk

I'm thinking about bulking, and as many I'm a little nervous about that. My BF is about 20%, want it lower but I'm afraid if I cut I'll look too skinny. I've made some clear leg muscle gains within the past year or so by eating a normal amount of calories, just recently have been targeting my abs...

leeannorr‎, 04-02-2015 12:00 PM
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? About squats...

I wanted to run strong lifts 5x5, but I have problems with squats. Whenever I put the bar on my back with any weight, I feel like it's compressing my spine & it's uncomfortable. To the point that I can't add weight, even though my legs could handle it. So I squat with a bar in front or with a...

Trigirl11‎, 04-14-2015 09:11 PM
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Newbie - not sure if I'm getting the right advice at the gym?

Hi all A couple of newbie questions… Had a very basic introductory gym programme put together in December after a few months of running, and in March went back and asked for a more strength orientated plan. I do this plan 3/4x per week and run or do HIIT on a treadmill a couple of times a...

kaley00‎, 04-14-2015 06:36 AM
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How often do you change your training?

Hi everybody, I have been working out 4 times a week (2X upper body& abs and 2X lower body) + 30 min cardio. It's been 2 months, I would like to know how long you guys stick to the same routine, and how do you make a new one? Thanks a lot! Amanda

amandinhalinda‎, 03-13-2015 12:55 AM
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deadlift energy leak

As I increase the weight on my deadlift I notice I am having some issues that I would like to address. I am deadlifting 145 for 8 reps and by the time I get to about the fourth rep I notice my left leg kinda wobble a little bit. I know that this is my weak side leg because when I do my unilateral...

mtnliones5‎, 04-17-2015 07:45 AM
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first time cutting

So i ate in a surplus for about a year and went from 125-128 pounds to about 135-138 pounds (i tend to fluctuate quite a bit day to day so they are ranges - i'm 5'5" by the way). I have seen some great progress and because summer is coming up I'd like to get back down to 130. and then once fall...

fitfanatic123‎, 04-01-2015 07:54 AM
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Broken blood vessels in my face

Although I am very aware of making sure I breathe properly, I still get broken blood vessels in my face during training- what can I do to avoid this? I want to concentrate on the weight lifting, not worrying that my face turning red. Am I lifting wrong? Any suggestions would be greatly appreciated!

WARRIORsCREEDX‎, 03-15-2015 12:08 PM
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pregnancy and working out lifting, running, etc. please advice

Hi ladies, I want to ask. I just found out I am 8 weeks pregnant and would like to know what are your experiences with pregnancy and training. I feel good and want to continue lift a do cardio, but want to see what is OK. I know everyone different, but just to want know what are your experiences...

prdelka‎, 04-16-2015 04:38 AM
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