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Push Ups - basic

I started doing push ups again after a years break in April. My first attempt was 12...over three sets. Super weak. Currently, my max over five sets (with 2 mins between sets) is 36. WTF? I can hardly improve by one push up anymore. Due to circumstance diet isn't something I can alter that...

Lionaround‎, 08-23-2016 11:01 AM
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Help growing lower bicep

my upper part of bicep is alot bigger than my lower. me being skinny my bicep pretty much cuts in almost diagonal. what exercises can i do to help this or is there nothing i can do to bring out my lower bicep?

avp689‎, 11-06-2006 03:28 PM
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Realistic Natty Strength Numbers

Yo guys, I'm pretty much here to ask about personal experiences and/or your personal opinions. When we talk about Bench, Squat & Deadlift, clearly having more weight on you does make it easier to push more weight. I'm not saying that someone 250lbs is going to be stronger than someone 180lbs...

JackedMind‎, 08-25-2016 11:44 AM
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Rest between sets for endurance?

Whats the ideal time for rest between sets to improve endurance for sports athletes?

DChasers‎, 08-25-2016 08:38 AM
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why is my form still bad ?

i've been trying to fix my form for over a month and its still bad , these are the two videos i watched to help me out . cehjj6dmNIo 4AObAU-EcYE

GreatNes‎, 08-23-2016 05:45 PM
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When to introduce knee wraps with squats?

Currently I'm running through percentages to build up for a better, bigger squat. I've been squatting for about a year, but more so have taken a much more aggressive approach with it the past few months, my current PR is 275. I've cut my percentages back, and have been doing 3x3's to focus...

thadderbox‎, 08-22-2016 08:30 PM
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Unhappy Jump rope vs running sweat

Jump rope is easy work for me compared to running. I can jump rope at 160 jump/ min for 30 min straight but never went beyond cause I do cardio daily However I barely break a sweat for the duration for example sitting in sauna compared to running I'll run for a mile jog and I'll start to sweat...

PrettyboyJr‎, 08-13-2016 02:44 PM
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17 need help.

I'm 17 , I'm 150 lb I have a love handles, all my fat is my abs and obliques, I am extremely out of shape, my arms are really skinny and so are my legs , my spine is bad, and was informed that you can't lose weight and increase muscle mass, I live alone with my dad, so it's just mostly fast food...

rawul‎, 08-21-2016 11:27 PM
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Can my arms grow just from compound exercises?

So I think i'll ditch all the curls and tricep pushdowns and stick with pull-ups, chin-ups, dips and close grip bench. Is that enough for a significant bis and tris growth?

lks7‎, 08-22-2016 03:09 PM
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Struggling with grip on heavy DL sets (icecream 5x5)

So incorrectly I have been using a mixed grip with straps from deadlfting around 80kg to 100kg. And I also use straps for my shrugs with the barbell. Therefore my grip is quite poor, last few sessions I decided to stop using straps for my deadlift as I found out that I shouldn't use them with mixed...

cosm0‎, 08-22-2016 06:00 PM
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Wrist roller, extended arms or not?

I want to add strength and mass to my forearms and I wanted to know if I should keep my arms extended in front of me when rolling or should I just roll near my stomach area. thanks

koh19‎, 03-16-2010 10:04 AM
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Exercise using only body weight

Hi everyone, New to this working out and trying to develop good all over body tone. Just have a quick question in relation to building muscle not bulky muscle but lean muscle. Can you achieve this just by using your body weight when working out? Do I need to go out buy weights? Are there any...

TrotonKat‎, 08-23-2016 02:50 PM
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Best lower body exercises when you can't do squats?

Due to a lower back injury (SI Joint paint) I can't do squats, lunges, split squats, leg press, even lying leg curls bother my me. Tried goblet squats and that hurt too. For now I'm sticking to bodyweight lunges and squats. I can do Sumo Deadlifts, leg extensions and calf press. Any...

TexDad‎, 08-21-2016 10:26 AM
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Squat form...just starting squatting

Can some of you give me pointers/feedback on my form for squats. When I do squats I feel a massive pump(maybe fatigue) in my lower back...usually I need to stop before I feel my legs even got a workout. Ive always skipped leg day so I dont know how my form is at all. w w w . y o u t u b e . c...

anynamenottaken‎, 08-25-2016 05:27 AM
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Overworking arms?

I go to the gym 3 times a week on Fierce 5. I throw in some forearm exercises and add a bit more bicep and tricep work than I should. The program calls for 2x10 tricep press downs for one day, and 2x10 bicep curls on the other. I do forearms 3 times a week, usually 2x20 finger curls with a barbell,...

kylescislow‎, 08-23-2016 05:12 PM
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Tricep Lying Cable Extension form?

This exercise never seems to do anything for me. It feels like I'm doing something wrong. One of the immediate issues is that as I extend my triceps and push upward, the cable tends to run over the top of my head. When I watched the video on here (I am doing Jim Stoppani's Shortcut to Shred),...

Athenaeum‎, 08-24-2016 07:58 PM
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Unhappy cant flex left bicep

So I've had this problem for a while and I can't seem to find the solution, so I can flex my right bicep like if it was a habit but when it comes to my left when I flex it I flex my forearm more and everything muscle around it I don't feel the same contraction as my right . I don't know why this is...

michael267‎, 08-24-2016 11:11 PM
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Pre-Exhaustion, scientific credence?

Anyone know if theres any science to support Pre-Exhaustion, or if its just another one of those things that "feel" like they're doing something but actually are just broscience? I've experimented with them a little to help target lats/pecs and as i say, it certainly FEELS like the target...

chamelious‎, 08-25-2016 06:04 AM
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Post SS

What's the best follow up program after starting strength? Madcows first then texas method? Or is there a superior program?

S0ulBerzerker‎, 08-25-2016 11:30 AM
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Will planks build a solid core?

Hey I was wondering if only doing planks will build a strong six pack. I know that you still have to get to a low body fat percentage for them to show. But do planks work all your core muscles, or do I still need to do crunches, leg raises etc.? Thanks in advance

xEmber‎, 08-25-2016 09:41 AM
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Post Best Exercices For Upper Chest?

I am having lower chest bigger than upperchest (upperchest really not developed), can anybody please suggest any good exercices that work upper chest zone (both body weight and weights, try to include both of them)

LihaciuDaniel‎, 07-24-2016 10:03 AM
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Chest Lag

I've been exercising my chest within these exercises; flat bench, incline barbell, and then the iso lateral machine for chest and finally do a fly. I've been changing weekly targeting one week with a lower chest emphasis and then the next one an upper emphasis. I'm not sure if that's an ideal way...

JCorvan‎, 08-24-2016 12:10 PM
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Squat just wont go up !

im bulking and my squat is just pathetic it has been stuck on 130lbs for months ! sometimes i even have to take off 22lbs or so its like i get weaker some days , i squat probably 1-2 times a week 3-4 sets of 8-10 maybe thats not enough i have noticed when i did a set a day i was actually getting a...

nnolan‎, 08-18-2016 06:52 PM
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Hi guys, Had quite a long lay off from the gym, ended up gaining about 30 pounds and losing quite a bit of strength and technique, especially when performing the squat. At the moment I'm unable to hit depth without a lot of rounding and it just doesn't feel as comfortable as it did before I...

Higham13‎, 08-25-2016 12:36 AM
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Squat technique - is it good?

Hey, How's my squat? Iv'e got a feeling that it is not 100%. would like to hear what you think about it. youtube .com/watch?v=TdLAPVeNapc&feature=em-upload_owner

BunBum‎, 08-23-2016 07:00 AM
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