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  • Thread: Gyms in Geneva

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    Would do, but for two reasons: (1) My gym was...

    Would do, but for two reasons: (1) My gym was closed for the east coast blizzard, so I basically just had a deload week; and (2) I'm going to be spending days in offices and basements, so there...
  • Thread: Ded lyftz

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    FWIW, I do upper/lower and consider DLs a lower...

    FWIW, I do upper/lower and consider DLs a lower body day exercise, even though when done correctly I get plenty of mid-back and lat soreness.
  • Thread: Ded lyftz

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    Depends on how much you care about upping your...

    Depends on how much you care about upping your DL. You'll get higher numbers if you do it on back day, but leg workout will suffer. You'll get lower numbers if you do it in leg day.

    Given your...
  • Recommendation for Gym in Geneva Switzerland

    Already posted in Misc, but this is important to me so posting here too:

    I'm going to Geneva for a week for work, but the hotel I'm staying at doesn't have a gym. I'll be right near the huge...
  • Thread: Gyms in Geneva

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    Gyms in Geneva

    I'm going to Geneva for a week for work, but the hotel I'm staying at doesn't have a gym. I'll be right near the huge train station (like, to go to other countries). Can any Swiss bros recommend a...
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    Agree that this doesn't look like sumo. When I...

    Agree that this doesn't look like sumo. When I lift sumo, my heels are each about 6-8 inches wider than the outsides of my hands in the bottom position. Other poster is also correct that your spine...
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    Bumping--I'm considering PPL, and also...

    Bumping--I'm considering PPL, and also upper/lower (adding an extra day). I'm at the point where I need a double progression, hence the rep ranges rather than rep counts. I also need to be able to...
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    Weds., Sat. & Sun. Bulking Program?

    To make a long story short, I can only lift reliably on Weds., Sat. and Sun. I've been cutting since early May and have done more or less full body on Weds, and then lower/upper on Sat/Sun. I can...
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    Above suggestions re bridges/thrusts are good. ...

    Above suggestions re bridges/thrusts are good. For a girl, they have those machines to do glute kickbacks. Technically speaking though, those will hit hams a little bit, and the top variety...
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    Don't press after the clean? If you're just...

    Don't press after the clean? If you're just power cleaning, I fail to see how the shoulders are working at all, unless you're including upper trap fibers in your definition of shoulders.
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    If you're doing movements like DLs, RDLs, back...

    If you're doing movements like DLs, RDLs, back extensions and GMs, you're going to hit all of those muscle groups to some degree. How much each gets hit depends primarily on three factors:

    1) Are...
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    It sounds like you have at least a stability ball...

    It sounds like you have at least a stability ball and some dumbells. Based on your size, weight, gender and post count, I would imagine that various pushup variations would be great for at least a...
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    Sounds like you're a rank noob, so much of the...

    Sounds like you're a rank noob, so much of the quoted advice is good, but I would keep it a lot simpler. If your gym has a "back extension" or "hyperextension" bench, start with those doing sets of...
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    If you don't already deadlift, they're (really...

    If you don't already deadlift, they're (really RDLs) actually how I learned to fire my lats properly. In the negative portion of the deadlift, you're really forced to fire your lats to keep the bar...
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    You responded to a nearly three year old thread.

    You responded to a nearly three year old thread.
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    No... neither one is similar enough at all to be...

    No... neither one is similar enough at all to be a viable alternative.
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    TL/DR: Bacon tray is FTW, I'll def. do that. Any...

    TL/DR: Bacon tray is FTW, I'll def. do that. Any other similar suggestions?

    I guess thanks for the suggestions, but I really can't plan my meals out in advance, so I tend to do what's easiest...
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    I should have specified that PB includes other...

    I should have specified that PB includes other nuts and nut butters.
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    Easiest Way to add Fat for IIFYM

    TLDR: What foods, other than oils and peanut butter can I quickly grab to eat when its late at night and I need to hit my fats for the day?

    It's the end of the night and I need to up my protein...
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    I second this, although you can find them cheaper...

    I second this, although you can find them cheaper on craigslist and elsewhere. If you already have 400 lb weight this should work. If you plan to use the trap bar as an alternative to squats,...
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