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Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: "Fierce 5" Novice Routine

FIERCE 5 I decided to design "Fierce 5" because I wasn't completely satisfied with any of the other novice programs that are so popular. In my opinion they all had a flaw or two (slow progression, high volume, low enough volume people lose interest and most of them lack what I’d consider proper...

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Exclamation Sticky Thread Sticky: Full Body vs. Split Routines - Which to Choose?

Full Body Routines vs. Splits The question often arises, especially from beginners, about what type of routine to use. Your buddy told you to use a full body routine, but the muscle mags suggest a 5-day "bodybuilder" split. You don't want to start off on the wrong foot, but there is so much...

VoxExMachina‎, 11-22-2011 12:51 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Beginner Powerbuilding Routine

I was asked about this by someone else, so I thought I'd share. I’m not a professional trainer, and although I do have a background in exercise physiology I have never worked in the field nor been up to date with it for the past 8 years. So you can do this if you wish, but if you get busted up, not...

grouchyjarhead‎, 12-27-2015 07:27 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: The Viking's The Bare Bones Series

The big guy is back with another series of novice/early-intermediate routines - The Bare Bones programs - these are actually the first routines I made, just after I got my PT certification years ago. So I pulled them out of the graveyard, dusted them off and made a few tweaks and improvements to...

TheViking1992‎, 10-04-2016 07:55 AM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Growth Stimulus Training continued..... Train Hard. Train Smart. GROW!

What's up everyone? Since my original thread from back in 2010 has been locked due to reaching the 10,000 reply limit, I'm starting up a 'continued' thread. If you haven't browsed the original thread, please click on the following link: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121353501 ...

2020Wellness‎, 11-08-2012 02:07 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: AllPro: A Simple Beginner's Routine part VI

Part 1:http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=4195843 Part 2:http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=133395553 Part 3:http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147447933 Part 4:http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=155009423 Part...

nightanole‎, 10-05-2015 08:53 AM
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Returning to lifting and seeking advice

Hi everyone, I've lifted 3 years for about 5-6 days a week. Started out with a bro-split (doh) for the first year and then switched to a PPL. So, after about 2+ years my 1RM's where: Squat: 295 lbs, Deadlift: 350 lbs, Bench: 175 lbs and OHP (estimate): 120-125 lbs. After that I stalled ever since...

Dajero102‎, 12-21-2017 03:02 PM
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Need support making my routine - 17 Y/O

So i'm a 17 year old lad who wants to get into a somewhat built body. I go gym M-W-F but feel like I waste my time since I have no set routine. I want to build a routine around Back/Biceps on Monday, Chest/Triceps on Wednesday and Shoulders Friday, but I have no clue what is most efficient...

CMabalot‎, 12-22-2017 06:38 PM
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Suggestions for new workouts

So I'm a 20-year-old guy who's been going to the gym for about 7 months. I go to the gym 6 times a week using a 3 day split. However I start feeling extremely tired during the day at times and I'm thinking 6 times a week might be too much. So let's go into detail what I do: Monday and...

FallingSkiesS‎, 12-23-2017 01:54 AM
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Madcow 5x5 Routine

If nutrition is the same, calorie surplus, will you gain the same amount of size following a Madcow 5x5 routine as a Lyle Mcdonal Bulking Routine? Am I correct in saying Madcow 5x5 can be a strength and hypertrophy routine as long as the diet is in order?

fairbjosh‎, 12-22-2017 09:44 AM
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Fierce 5 (Novice)

Hello, Just Started Fierce 5 This Week I've some questions about it. I Don't Know If I'm Right Place for asking (if not please forward me to right place) - First Thing That I Always feel Is When Ending My workout Always I Feel I'm Not Enough even with supersets etc.. asking: Is That Okey If I...

dirtynut‎, 12-22-2017 02:14 PM
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Exclamation PUSH PULL LEGS/5 days cycle.Help me please

I was thinking to make PUSH/PULL 2 times per week with only 1 day for legs(i know, please don't be rude.It's my decision) I can hit the gym only 5 times per week but I don't know what cycle should I make for them.I have 1 year and a half of lifting also MONDAY - PUSH(a) TUESDAY - PULL(a)...

Costyiii93‎, 12-23-2017 06:38 AM
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Post Critique My Routine

Was running P.H.A.T programme for just under a year and recieved great progress, but it was getting fairly easy and repetitive doing the same day in and day out and not progressing that much towards the end of the programme. This programme I thought of is what I would like to do but not sure if...

jordgord‎, 12-23-2017 03:12 PM
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Crossfit?

I'm wondering if anyone here has tried Crossfit. There are a bunch of locations near me and it "looks" like bodybuilding. I train one body part per day, six days on, and do cardiovascular most days. Crossfit would be in addition (I enjoy working out). We are on vacation and I was considering...

JMalmsteen‎, 12-23-2017 06:36 AM
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Unhappy Im so dissapointed

Hi, so i have written a couple of posts before ranting about my progress. This time though i need some serious advise. I used to workout with my sisters boyfriend for a good three months. He is a pretty buff dude but during that time i didnt make muc progress and i feel like i didnt learn alot. He...

AriyaNz‎, 12-23-2017 05:28 PM
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Workout Programme

Hi , I m interested in following a new programme , I used to follow coolcicada ppl and I ll be interested in a good Upper lower Routine. My numbers I guess are stil like an beginner one ( 1reps) Bench 90 kg , Deadlift 120kg , Squat 120kg , can you recommend me a routine please ?

cLs21‎, 12-22-2017 03:23 AM
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Advice / suggestions

Hey guys. Just signed up today and also new to working out. Have some questions though. Any advice or suggestions are appreciated. Age - 36 Weight -172 Height- 5’10 I started working out 2 weeks ago and am going to gym daily. Below is my routine. Day 1

noexcuses81‎, 12-21-2017 12:29 PM
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Non-traditional Semi-beginner Workout

Hello every one! First things first I would like to explain my current situation. I'm doing StrongLifts 5x5 and have been doing it for about 8-9 weeks now. I actually quite like the program since it's simple and has a good system to follow. It's the program I started out with and here are my...

radtec‎, 12-20-2017 11:41 PM
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Opinions on this full body workout routine

Sup guys, wanted to gather your opinion on another full body workout program idea Frequency: 2x per week A: Bench press: 3x5 Stiff Leg Deadlift: 3x5

BuiltJBM‎, 12-23-2017 12:48 PM
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Critique my Upper Lower program.

Running this program as 4 days on, 1 day off, repeat. Sets/bodypart per week is around 15-18 and frequency is 2.5. Eating in a surplus and sleeping 8 hours per night. Bench 1 RM 110kg Squat 1 RM 130kg OHP 1 RM 65kg Deadlift 1 RM 160kg Bodyweight 75kg Height 175cm Male 23 years old

Benchmate‎, 12-20-2017 03:21 AM
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Got a few questions regarding my workout.

First of all, sorry if this belongs in the teen section but idk. I'm 15 1/2, male? <_< (pics below) 174cm (5"7) tall, weigh around 62kg (137 pounds) So before a friend of mine got me into the gym, i had a geeky figure, the skinny kind. He gave me my workout along with a bulky diet at the time....

SovenSin‎, 12-24-2017 08:22 AM
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Thoughts on my beginner workout routine

Hi there, so I just grabbed some bits from a workout routine and designed it around what I like. It's a beginner routine, full body, 3 times a week (Mon-Wed-Fri), A-B-A. A Kettlebell squats - 3 sets of 10 Bench press - 3 sets of 10 (not sure which one's better - dumbbell chest press or...

Eddythirty‎, 12-24-2017 06:28 AM
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Question is this progressive overload?

I've read other treads but can't find an answer my gym is busy so I can't plan workouts that well. I always start out with a compound and then freestyle it after that. I progressively overload my compound lift but after that it is too difficult to keep track of it. for example one day my 2nd...

AdamSadler‎, 12-22-2017 02:27 PM
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Can't lift barbell, which program to use?

I read about the different programs like All Pro, Fierce 5, SS, etc. then bought a set of Olympic size barbell and weights. I went straight into All Pro's program but can't even do one barbell curl (with just the barbell). Should I: a) Buy a set of dumbbells and do Fierce 5's dumbbell...

chesslearner‎, 12-24-2017 09:41 AM
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Been Doing Push,Pull,Legs for 2 years straight.

Hello! I new here and I just have a few questions. I was 130lbs, 2 years ago when i started lifting weights. The first 1 and 1/2 year with On and Off with weight lifting, i gained 50lbs (180lbs with 25% bodyfat). then I've been cutting for a few months with intermittent fasting (16-18hrs a day)...

Leynd‎, 12-24-2017 11:54 PM
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Viking's training question

What you guys do when you hit the rep goal but the next weight you try is too much? For example, with lateral raises I hit the rep goal with 10kg but the next available dumbell weight is 12,5 kg and it is a big jump for me for that excercise.. Obviously I can do it, but the reps will be too low...

bb_lifestyle‎, 12-24-2017 02:39 PM
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Is my workout schedule good?

Hello everyone, I'm 15 y/o and I am really just getting started seriously working out. I am not looking for advice on diet, or losing weight, or how much to lift or whatever, I am just looking to see if my workout schedule is beneficial enough for me to start to see some results over some time. ...

DanG725‎, 12-18-2017 06:40 PM
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Arrow Inspiration for members

This could be super inspiring, or a flop, it all depends on people taking a couple minutes to toss a post up. Throw before and after stats comp, and/or before and after photos, with the routine you used. Whether it be 2 months or 2 years between. So many routine questions on here, 'will this...

Nwlifter‎, 12-24-2017 11:41 AM
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Upper/lower sufficient for bodybuilding?

Is an upper/lower split hitting muscles twice a week (4 day split) sufficient for size and strength gains? I just feel that its so little focus on each muscle group, but is it really enough? take fierce 5 for an example. And would upper/lower be just as effective as PPL split for bodybuilding?

ProXThin‎, 12-22-2017 05:42 PM
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Training advice needed please!

Hi all, First of all, Merry Christmas. Hope you all have a great holiday. I've posted this on the Bare Bones Viking workout thread but thought I'd start a new one to garner some advice on training. These programmes look really interesting! Well done to the OP for what are clearly...

philly3719‎, 12-25-2017 06:43 AM
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(Looking for Tips)Best Workout for that Lean Muscular Physique(Similar to Bruce Lee)

Been hitting the gym for a couple months with no schedule and just lifting heavy weights. I'm a skinny Twink looking to get that sexy muscular physique. I don't want to start a program cause for me that kills the purpose of gyming, I do it for fun and genuinely enjoy lifting heavy weights but the...

raymass‎, 12-25-2017 02:00 AM
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