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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 06:55 AM
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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 07:53 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 01:07 PM
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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 11:51 AM
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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 06:27 PM
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Sticky Thread Sticky: Training for STRENGTH vs. SIZE

MYTH: Low reps is for strength, high reps is for size. Although this contains a grain of truth, it leads to wrong thinking - the classic problem we get on this forum is the legion of novices who don't want to do novice routines because they contain 5 rep sets ... which are "for strength" not...

SuffolkPunch‎, 03-09-2018 06:00 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...

davisj3537‎, 01-21-2014 08:28 PM
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F***arounditis for over a year / Need your help Guys / Program selection

Hello all, Hope you guys and girls are all doing great! This is my first post on this forum but OH How Important It Is To Me! I believe this type of question has been addressed multiple multiple times on this forum, but as each answer seems to be relatively personal, with regards to age,...

Drakir67‎, Today 02:56 AM
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Can you please help me make an upper body routine?

Hi everyone! I'd really like to ask for your help in creating an upper body routine. I don't feel like going to the gym due to COVID-19. However, I work remotely and my hobby is programming, so I have started gaining weight. My goal isn't to build big muscle. I've tried that before (when gyms were...

Elaol‎, 08-09-2020 07:53 AM
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substituting leg day with running during quarantine?

Hi guys, I know it might trigger some of you hardcore lifters but is it okay to replace leg day with running during this quarantine? I am under a strict quarantine right now and gyms are closed, but I have access to an olympic size running track. My 30lbs dumbells just can't get the job done...

bittersalt‎, 08-06-2020 08:22 PM
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Can't deadlift at my apartments

I can't deadlift at my apartments. I have a squat rack and a bench with a decent amount of weights. I also have to 2 20 lb dumbbells, a pull-up bar, and a standard Olympic barbell. I can do rdls because they don't hit the ground. Any advice on either building or maintaining deadlift strength?

burningfat026‎, 08-08-2020 10:40 PM
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Post lockdown: Need some reassurance on my direction. Thanks!

Guys, firstly this forum is always so supportive and I am feeling a little lost right now so would appreciate any help. About me: Male, 34 years old, 170cm height, current weight 71kg Pre-lockdown workout profile: 4/5 times a week I've had a bit of a crazy journey with my workouts this...

harmio‎, Yesterday 07:02 AM
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Thumbs up 61 Now Natty & Jacked

This last monday I decided to close the old thread with a Bang and with some seriously sweet heavy personal best lifts . Today is a New start, A more focused and determined aging but classy gentleman..I hope you like the New direction New determination, a more focused direction with way more...

charlievanriper‎, 12-19-2019 06:41 PM
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Let's OHP 2,020,000 lbs in 2020

Recreating ECGordyn's thread from last year. Same rules as before 2019 thread failed, we got 3/4 of the way there, so it's completely do-able. Come on people, let's separate the men and women from the little girls and boys and find out who will press.

OldFartTom‎, 01-01-2020 02:00 AM
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Advice and tips

I’ve been posting a lot lately as I’m switching over to the intermediate fierce 5 as I completed the novice program. Started at 135 and I’m up to 146 pounds in about 6 months. I’m 5’8 and my calorie consumption over the 6 months has been 2800 and it has worked perfect for gaining 0.5 a week which...

Calikid32190‎, Yesterday 05:03 PM
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Need advice: Increase weights, even if it means lower overall volume?

Hello! I could use some advice. I've been lifting consistently for several months, and while I'm still relatively new to this, I'm finally in a routine that works for me. I've made some progress with muscle gains, but not as much as I'd expect by this point. I think part of the problem is that I've...

f789‎, Yesterday 03:52 PM
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Adv Program - Muscle Split Routine

Welcome thoughts on the following routine. Day 1: Chest + Tris 1. Barbell bench press (4 sets: 15;12;10;8) 2. Dumbbell incline press (4 sets: 15;12;10;8) 4. Incline flies( 4 sets: 15;12;10;10) 5. Cable flies (4 sets: 15;12;10;10) 6. Skull crushers (4 sets: 15;12;10;8) 7. Overhead DB...

nubova‎, Yesterday 10:02 AM
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Should I keep bulking cut or what have I made any good progress at all?

Hey guys I’ve been lifting around 2 years but I don’t know if I should cut I want to be aesthetic but do you guys think I have a good enough foundation to cut and based on the pictures in my bodyspace sorry bro’s I couldn’t post them on here it said I need a minimum of 50 posts first but anyways...

lightning32‎, 08-09-2020 12:09 PM
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Question about Fierce 5

In workout A the program calls for 2x10 tricep pushdowns while in workout B it’s bicep curls 2x10. Depending on the week you’d either be doing Bi’s x2/Tri’s x1 a week or Tri’s x2/Bi’s x1 a week... this seems awfully low for arm development. Also if I did run this program would it be acceptable to...

themanth3myth‎, Yesterday 02:32 PM
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My Split Muscle Building Routine

Hi everyone, long time lurker here! I've been hitting the gym for a year and a half now and due to work schedules (recently found a job :D), I've decided to update my gym routine. My idea is to hit the gym everyday (either to do cardio in a off day or muscle building) and, by searching on...

joaoasilva‎, 08-09-2020 11:23 AM
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Judge my program

So I was doing ICF 5x5 but the workouts take almost 2 hours to complete. My goal is mostly for mass, so I figured I would create my own program.. and one that I could get done with in an hour instead of two. 4x10 Squat 4x10 Bench 4x10 Pulldowns 4x10 Bicep Curls 4x10 Tricep Pushdowns 4x10...

themanth3myth‎, Yesterday 08:49 AM
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Lightbulb Where do I go from here?

So recently I started my weight loss journey 5’10” M 205lbs I was at 250 in January. I’m finally getting my weight down but lost a lot of muscle along the way, although I’m still overweight, can I start lifting in a surplus again or should I keep in my deficit until a reach a good body fat%. *...

CJ0705‎, Yesterday 08:38 AM
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Moving from bodyweight exercises to gym

My background: I'm totally new to the gym. In the beginning of the year I started to workout using bodyweight exercises. Pull ups, inverted rows, push ups, dips and squats. I considered myself skinny fat - 186cm, 80 kg and 98cm waist. I decided to lose my belly fat first. Been on calorie...

imperfectum‎, 08-09-2020 03:48 AM
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Please Help BULK with workout routine with closed gyms

Hi all, Im a 50yo male who has been with an online trainer since 2/2020. I weighed 145lbs at 22%body fat. Gyms closed and are still closed in NJ so doing a lot of bands and dumbell workouts. Followed strict macros diet and now I weigh 125lbs and 12-15% body fat. Now I look fairly lean though...

njneh‎, 08-09-2020 01:21 PM
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Next Routine After Fierce5

I've been doing the Fierce5 routine for about a year or so now. I used it to bulk up, ended up getting fat, and then cut back to my target weight. All using the full body Fierce5 barbell routine. I'm ready to bulk again, and want to focus on hypertrophy now. I want to move on from this routine for...

OralB‎, 08-08-2020 11:55 AM
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Question Is this routine ok?

I am currently doing a full body weightlifting routine 3 days a week and I feel like it isn't enough. Would it be advisable to do a calisthenics workout like push ups, pull ups, and dips in between my weightlifting days and a rest day once a week or is this to much? Thanks.

Duncanmarine34‎, 08-09-2020 01:21 PM
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low heart rate?

sometimes my HR goes to 46 when i lie down watching tv ? is it dangerous?

Taatz‎, 08-07-2020 12:13 PM
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Bulking vs keep cutting to 10%

Hello, im 21 almost 22, been workin out for a while, also in the Army, im tryin to get opinions. Should i keep cutting to get to like 10% bodyfat to get the 6 pack or just bulk again up to like 200 lbs ish or so 2-3 months? Im 170 lbs 6'3 at the moment, about 13% bodyfat. Also going on a year long...

KingZD1‎, 07-10-2020 03:37 PM
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Splitting Light and Heavy Days?

Hi. What do you guys think. Is it better to split up strength work for a few weeks and then hypertrophy. Or maybe weekly, Or is it best to try to do both strength and hypertrophy in the same workout / set. Thanks.

Rockslydes‎, 08-09-2020 10:08 AM
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Need a 6 Month Bodybuilding Program

Been in the gym for years ... 170 lbs and 5'11" ... I enjoy going to the gym 6 days per week and training hard but progress seems to have reached a plateau the last few years. I have a 6 month period to get into the best shape possible. Most of the programs seem to be about 8 to 12 weeks ......

matt121212‎, 08-09-2020 02:15 AM
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Help.

Hello I am 38 5"8 and 290lbs. I need some help doing exercise @home. I only have a pair of 7lbs dumbbells and would like to know if there are some routines that I could follow that use dumbbells. I am currently walking 30 minutes a day roughly 3,000 steps. I can't run or jog because of a sharp...

Gammaw0lf‎, 08-07-2020 04:12 AM
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How do I get back to gym workouts after home workouts in lockdown?

Ok so before lockdown I only went gym 3-4 times a week. Busier with work couldn't go all the time. So during lockdown I ended up working out way more during lockdown maybe 6/7 times week sometimes twice a day . I was doing instagram lives like Monday: Full body Tuesday: Upper Body : ...

Mysty211‎, 08-09-2020 06:57 AM
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