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    I can say that Defranco's Limber 11 really helped...

    I can say that Defranco's Limber 11 really helped me with hip stuff -
    http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask-joe/44-flexibilitymobility/302-joe-ds-qlimber-11q-flexibility-routine.html

    I would...
  • Yeah, Sawhorses. They're better than nothing,...

    Yeah, Sawhorses.

    They're better than nothing, but not as good as metal bars that are actually designed to have weight dropped on them.
    ...
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    Are you workout days fixed at Mon/Wed/Friday, or...

    Are you workout days fixed at Mon/Wed/Friday, or could they be other days?

    It's just kind of an awkward schedule...I might to Wed - Heavy, Friday - Medium, Monday - Light, but I'm not really sure...
  • I'd say Stronglifts 5x5, because it's better...

    I'd say Stronglifts 5x5, because it's better balanced than Starting Strength. SS focusses on sports strength - legs, explosive power in the legs, etc. The default program neglects your upper body...
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    All Pro's is one of the lighter intensity program...

    All Pro's is one of the lighter intensity program - if it's to much for you, yeah you probably need to modify, but there's no easy suggestion program to go to. You'd have to post how often you're...
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    Of the choices, I'd say version 3. It's not...

    Of the choices, I'd say version 3.

    It's not terribly complicated - just look at the general part of the body that's being exercised.

    Version 1
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    Lower Body - Squat, Deadlift
    Upper Body -...
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    If you read around, most programs suggest you...

    If you read around, most programs suggest you don't go till failure. They're careful to keep most of your lifting and sets short of failing out on them...
  • Well...actually, it's pretty commonly thought...

    Well...actually, it's pretty commonly thought that unless you're a rare case, that supplements only make a tiny difference, and that the impression people get that supplements make a huge difference...
  • Dang, you beat me to it. :-) Those Cossack...

    Dang, you beat me to it. :-)

    Those Cossack Squats made my hamstrings *way* more flexible...
  • Usually I don't recommend Starting Strength, but...

    Usually I don't recommend Starting Strength, but if you want much bigger and stronger legs and lagging arms, it's perfect for you. (If you want to balance out the upper body work, add chins/dips to...
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    Yes, it will interfere with your recovery. Off...

    Yes, it will interfere with your recovery. Off days are supposed to be "off" days - if you were supposed to work out on them all beginner programs would be 6-7 day/week programs.

    Doing a little...
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    Defranco's Limber 11 has helped me a lot -...

    Defranco's Limber 11 has helped me a lot -
    http://www.defrancostraining.com/ask-joe/44-flexibilitymobility/302-joe-ds-qlimber-11q-flexibility-routine.html
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    It would be difficult to find a program where you...

    It would be difficult to find a program where you work out for 30 minutes 3 times a week that's effective. Full body programs seem to need an hour, maybe a little less for the shorter ones, but...
  • Dumbbell workouts -...

    Dumbbell workouts -
    http://www.muscleandstrength.com/workouts/frankoman-dumbbell-only-split.html
    http://www.bodybuilding.com/fun/wotw3.htm

    If you prefer the exercise video format, Body Beast...
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    First, Starting Strength is a program based...

    First, Starting Strength is a program based around getting athletes who are running across a field the strongest the fastest, thus it emphasizes lower body work over upper body work. I'd choose a...
  • Thread: p90x

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    Yeah, if you want to gain muscle, p90x is just...

    Yeah, if you want to gain muscle, p90x is just not great (and insanity is as bad or worse).

    1. Join a gym and do Fierce 5 -
    http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=162916931

    2. If you...
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    Either program is great for weight loss, but poor...

    Either program is great for weight loss, but poor for building muscle and tone. They're cardio programs for weight loss. You gain a little muscle, but not much.

    If you want muscle and tone, you...
  • Yoga increases your flexibility, but it's really...

    Yoga increases your flexibility, but it's really a "workout".

    The p90x site says this -
    P90X3 offers modified variations of most moves, which will allow you to ease into the program at your own...
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    Also, I think it would be difficult to do a 30...

    Also, I think it would be difficult to do a 30 minute workout 3 times / week. A lot easier to do:
    1. 1 hour workout 3 days / week
    2. A 30 minute split 4 days / week
    3. A 1 hour workout 2 days /...
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    Frankly, if you're just looking to get into shape...

    Frankly, if you're just looking to get into shape and you don't need massive leg muscles, the easiest thing to do in an apartment is buy spinlock dumbbells and do a workout with those. They're a lot...
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