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I need help from experienced people!

A basic rundown of who I am. I’m 20 right now, I am in the army as an infantryman, I failed rasp and am now in big army. So I failed rasp and ended up in a regular unit. I love the guys here but our NCO’s suck and as time goes on I feel more depressed. I workout on my own during the week...

infantrydirk‎, 11-30-2019 02:17 AM
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Post I've maxed my LP on OHP

So a few months ago I hit 165lb for 2, 162.5 for 3 as well. Fast forward to now, my standard bench stops improving so I've switch to ohp first then larsen benching in my full body workouts. My ohp topped at 160 for 2. I think I've maxed my novice/intermediate LP on the OHP, but I'm seeing...

SpeculatorSam‎, 11-28-2019 06:05 AM
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Question What is the best exercise for vastus lateralis and triceps three head?

Hi which exercise is good for vastus lateralis(outside of quads) and -the most important- TRICEPS 1-which exercises is for lateral head? 2- which exercise is for long head? 3- and the which exercises for medial head? Thanks in advance

AsanOzan‎, 11-30-2019 02:10 AM
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Should i do stretching ?

Hello, i have a question. I workout for a while, but i never did stretching. Are there any benefits of doing it lets say after workout ? Thanks

wariorpolni‎, 11-25-2019 05:22 AM
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Pull ups vs. pull down cable

I have switched from lat pull downs to assisted pull ups. My reason is that there’s no cheating, no torso bend to help. I do multiple grips to hit all the back. Much better results. Still learning after 40 years in the gym.

jdesey‎, 11-16-2019 09:53 PM
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Smith machine opinions.

I used to laugh at people using the Smith rack. Now I’m using it some. One reason is that i workout solo and can get out of a bad spot easily on the smith. Like with a chest press. Secondly, I can focus on the movement and muscle engagement and not have to worry about balance. Like with...

jdesey‎, 11-26-2019 10:27 PM
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Best way to take forearms out of bicep curls?

I know it cannot be completely taken out, but I often find my forearms being worked more.

schoolstrength‎, 11-29-2019 12:22 AM
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Squats / Leg Press stunting growth

Hi, I have been hearing that Squats / Leg press stunt growth. I am 17 years old and only 5'4 (163cm) I am also lifting pretty heavy on leg press and squats and sometimes my knee joints ache after training legs. Squats: 85kg x 5 Leg Press: 380lbs x 10 I am also only weighing 57kg I...

Andrew578‎, 11-27-2019 02:45 AM
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Smile 30K - 40K Steps a day

Hey guys, doing really well with my workout slowly seeing great gains!! Just a quick question, I am currently working with animals, and Wednesday - Friday I do around 30-40K steps a day, I never really looked at my legs but I have noticed it is really toned, bulked, is this because of the walking...

CharlieNay‎, 11-27-2019 02:56 PM
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Psych up pre-lift

On a lighter note - we all know Ronnie's "lightweight!", is there anything you often do to try and psych yourself up for a heavy lift? I know a lot of guys like some loud metal to get it done. And I knew a guy who would always say "this one's for <girls name>!" on the last rep :D What do you...

forcasa‎, 05-06-2007 07:55 PM
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Farmers Walk

Hi, I am newish to working out (4 months) and am trying to make sure I don't overdo the reps per body part each week, I workout every other day ie 1 day on/1 one day off including weekends. I love farmers walk, and I know they say they work the majority of the body, but what body parts do you...

ljd72‎, 11-23-2019 05:58 AM
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what is the best exercise for Biceps and triceps

appreciate if people can reply based on their personal experiences i normally find the barbell more effective for biceps and the tricep pushdown for triceps . having said that many friends told me that preacher curl is what i should be doing first and then the barbell and preacher is best...

hulk7029‎, 11-26-2019 11:19 PM
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Is it spine soreness or muscle soreness (upper back, hex-bar deadlifts)

I only do 4 lifts and i do them about 9 out of 10 days. One set every 2 hours all day. I just lift to keep healthy at my desk job. Hex-bar deadlifts with 250 lbs and weighed pull-ups with 50 lbs on Olympic rings (plus dips and incline dumbbell press). The upper back soreness only presents...

stevor22‎, 11-17-2019 09:02 PM
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Exclamation Grip strength weakened during work out

Anyone ever lose grip strength during a workout? I was doing back and bi's today and midway through my workout my grip and forearm strength were significantly weaker on my left arm. I had to cut my reps down about half because my left arm wasn't able to support the weight that I usually do during...

RkSwift‎, 11-24-2019 10:38 PM
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Weighted vest cardio safe?

Hey guys, so I love cardio, I don't do it to lose weight, I do it because I love it, I love the challenge of willpower, and it's good for the heart and brain. I conditioned myself to be able to do 200 steps in 20 minutes on level 10 on the stairmaster consistently 7 days a week without fail,...

2RDEYE‎, 11-23-2019 07:13 PM
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Opinions on smith machine hip thrust versus regular barbell hip thrust

Title says it all. I stick with the regular due to using stabilizer muscles. Is one necessarily better than the other? I'm looking for more info about this subject.

3000IQPlayer‎, 11-26-2019 02:56 PM
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French press vs. skull crushers

I've been stickn' to pressdowns and dips, and have seen some pretty crazy results, my tris are finally not the weakest group. Uhm, i just kindof want a clarification though: french press is not past your forehead while a skull crusher is? if so, whats better on your elbows (ive had issues that...

m189‎, 06-23-2009 11:23 PM
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Calories Burned for Exercise

I am currently on a Cal Deficit and am wondering how people track their calories burned. Currently I am Nutra Check to track my calories and also it enters default calories burned for exercise when I enter. Currently it has set the below calories for the exercise I do Weights - 45 Mins...

IrishRam‎, 11-27-2019 04:52 AM
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Best Exercises

Which is the best exercise to lose our fat in our body?

TECHMEDACADEMY‎, 11-26-2019 02:38 AM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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Better bench accessory: Close Grip Bench vs DB Press

I’m starting a new training block and my bench press touch and go has been stalled for around a month or so now (stuck at 275). I’ve been mainly doing touch and go bench and OHP and floor presses for assistance. This coming block I’m trying to change it up to perhaps break through the plateau....

khaile‎, 11-24-2019 12:39 PM
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Crooked squat

I have attached a few youtube links. You can see that the squat just looks crooked. I noticed that It appears that I shift to the right. I have paused the videos at the bottom of the squats and seen that my pinned elbows are at different heights, and that my legs are doing different things to...

tinytom11‎, 11-21-2019 05:26 AM
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Deep Squats Causing Injury

Hi Guys, Id love to get deeper barbell squats. But it seems every time i go below parallel i injure my back. I literally cannot achieve ATG with loaded barbell and walk away clean. I can maybe break parallel just a little at best. Any advice on how to become more mobile? Are there stretches...

Mystx‎, 11-23-2019 12:14 AM
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Talking Attacked online for dumbell rowing off the rack. Thoughts on doing it off the rack?

The rack I dumbell row at starts at 75lbs ( 75 the lowest weight in the rack of ofcourse and I was doing 136 ) so there is no one else Really there, empty gym, I'm not obstructing anyone and if you're rowing above 100lbs, most benches are not stable enough to support you and that weight so you...

PatBatemanINC‎, 11-23-2019 07:58 AM
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Back pain from squatting with long femurs

Hi everybody. So I've been squatting for about 2 years now, but have been unable to make solid progress due to lower back pain. The problem is I’m 6’1 and have extremely long femurs and a short torso so it makes the squat very difficult. As a remedy, I've raised my heels on a pair of 5lb plates and...

bclark98‎, 11-20-2019 06:32 PM
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