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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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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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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: 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: 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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many sets of 3

What has worked for me in the past is doing 5x5 full body routine or 3x5 upper/lower like fierce 5, and when I stall I switch to high volume like german volume and do that a month. After the high volume, my 1 rep max goes down and I restart a 5x5 or 3x5 and build it back up and get stronger. Well,...

randomcrash‎, Today 04:33 PM
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Can I use kettlebell workouts for conditioning until the gym opens back up?

My gym is closed until early May and I just purchased some kettlebells. I used one of Dan John’s workouts where you do swings, goblet squats, and pushups back- to-back for as long as possible with no break. I did this for 6 minutes with a 53 lb kettlebell and was smoked after. I’m expecting that my...

beq1991‎, Today 04:16 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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Cardio...when?

I lift M/W/F/Sat. I’m currently cutting. I was doing cardio twice per week. Now going to up that to 3 days per week. So cardio would be Tuesday,Thursday, Sunday; with no rest days. Has anyone done this? What was your experience? Being stuck inside with lockdown plus rainy weather all week, I want...

George2100‎, Yesterday 11:08 AM
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Getting bigger but not gaining much on the scale.

Been bulking since Christmas and I'm feeling bigger and feeling stronger. But my scale weight isn't moving too much. Maybe a few pounds increase but nothing crazy. I'm eating in a crazy surplus of 3400 calories a day. And I'm not a hard gainer. Like I said, I feel bigger and look bigger. Getting...

mitchdelic‎, Yesterday 12:09 PM
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rabseduxnhari‎, Today 12:45 PM
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Working shoulders day after back day?

Hi, I'm very new to weight lifting, so new in fact I have only just started properly last week. I've developed my full programme using all the advice I could find on different forums, articles, etc. However I've just come across an issue and wonder if a) it is an issue, and b) if it is, how do...

Lafleur182‎, Today 04:06 AM
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How do I Lose Fat and Put on Muscle?

I am "Skinny Fat" and am looking for a way to gain muscle effectively, while also losing weight. I am not "new" to lifting but have only been lifting for around 6 months and haven't seen great results. Due to the new pandemic I am unable to go to the gym but have weights at home so I am still able...

Fitwannabe3‎, Yesterday 11:59 PM
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Home Training program review request

Hi, I am a 33yo, 90kg, 185cm, male. Now I found myself in a situation where I need to do 2 things... fill my time and workout at home. I was usually working out at the gym 3x per week with full-body training each time using machines and dumbbells. Each training was more or less 45-60min....

snky1987‎, Today 03:51 AM
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Calisthenics home workout for anyone wanting to try it

Been seeing a lot of people making threads due to the coronavirus asking for a home workout routine. I decided I'm going to help and share my personal routine for anyone willing to give it a shot. There are some things you'll need first. 1. Weight vest 2. Gymnastic rings 3. Parallettes 4....

Animal2692‎, 03-26-2020 06:10 PM
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Too weak to squat - Home kit and ideas for Covid Gains

For whatever reason I cannot squat. I have COPD but at the Gym was gradually building strength using machines to protect my CNS from causing a flare up. The plan was to seated leg press until I was able to easily air squat and then towards weighted squats / front squats etc. Now with the...

Stormbitch‎, 03-26-2020 08:18 AM
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Advice on 2 day a week training, back to back days

Hey my dudes. Long(ish) time reader, finally had to make an account to ask this question because I couldn't find direction anywhere else. I've been running Fierce 5 as written (using a few suggested alternate movements due to home gym constraints) for about 4 months now. I'm 36 and this is the...

harshmojo‎, Yesterday 09:03 PM
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Mixing weights

Kinda in a pinch given everything going on. Using a makeshift home gym from things I had/was able to cheaply buy. Is it ok to use let’s say 1 10lb plate on one side of the bar and 2 5lb in the other ?

ty1006‎, Yesterday 10:10 AM
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Training lagging muscles 3 times a week?

I did my measurements today Neck - 17 inches chest - 46 inches shoulders - 56 inches arms - 16 calves - 15.5

MOP177‎, Yesterday 06:00 PM
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Post PPL or Full Body For Bodyweight Training

Hey guys, now that gyms are closed, I'm trying to workout anyway I can which means mostly bodyweight exercises including pull ups,and I use tires as weight for rows. Anyway, I was wondering what do you guys think it's the best split for bodyweight training. I train 6 times a week so should I do...

BaddingBro‎, Yesterday 11:37 AM
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Need opinion about this routine

Hi everyone. I am currently at a very confused phase which I don’t know how To train to have max benefit. For the past few years I have been working out on and off. Let’s say 3 months working out 3/4 days a week then leaving the gym for 3 months then back in and so on. The reason being is that I...

djdany‎, Yesterday 12:04 AM
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Corona Virus Routine

I'm 20 years old 6ft1, 165lbs and I want to build mass. I've been training for a few months but I'm still a beginner (only bench 135 x5) I was was picking between fierce 5 and The Vinking's Bare Bones routine. Which one is better? I was going to pick the Bare Bones full body because it has...

joaogil1999‎, Yesterday 11:26 AM
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rich piana saying this about lifting

" lifting heavy weights builds bulk, bodybuilders need to check their ego at the door and do my stuff (talking about supersets with moderate/light weight) building the muscle is building the muscle, tearing the fibers is tearing the fibers in fact I seen a study that lifting heavy weights 8-12...

bheast69‎, 03-25-2020 05:06 AM
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Suggested routine for beginner during this period

Hi all, like everyone else pretty much stuck with the house and the outdoors (within limits/guidance), but also like everyone else, the opportunity to have some more free time and self improvement. I'd like/and need to add some exercise to my week, since right now all I'm really doing is...

yido101‎, 03-28-2020 07:30 PM
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Broad Shoulders - How to get them

Obviously broad shoulders are good looking and attractive. However I do not possess them. I realize there is nothing i cannot change my skeletal frame. But i desperately need to know what I can do to widen them. Please, any excercises or just assurance would be welcome, i have a basic...

BillGill‎, 11-02-2001 05:38 AM
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Upper/Lower Sandbag Routine

I run All Pro's Upper/Lower Split and love it. It fits well with my schedule. With gyms closed and this summer I won't have access to a gym either, I decided to buy a 60lb sandbag. I also have a jump rope, cycling, push up bars, and one 15lb kettle bell. I am trying to mimic my current split....

AgPilot‎, 03-26-2020 07:00 PM
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Beginner's Beginner - Help Me Create a Program

6'3, 280, need to get my act together before it's too late. Committed to eating better and making some lifestyle changes, but want to make proper use of equipment I have that's collecting dust. Have 2 adjustable dumbells up to 50 LBS each, and a foldable/incline bench. Pictures below. Would...

pugsood‎, 03-27-2020 05:36 PM
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Natty workout routine

Current routine is 7 days a week of hard lifting 45 min plus. Been doing this for about a year and have stopped gaining strength. Size seems to get bigger, saw this program and was wondering everyone’s thoughts? I think it would help me take it down a notch. Main goal is to build mass Day 1:...

andrew4321‎, 03-24-2020 01:09 PM
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Naturally.enhanced

Hi guys, Used to do Fortitude training routine, I’m currently doing mostly bodyweight exercises because the gym are closed BUT I’ve just discovered on the internet Alexander Leonidas, and his program “Naturally Enhanced” (415 pages). Well it’s interesting but very different from the...

tournesol35‎, 03-28-2020 08:42 AM
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How much can the resistant band kits hold before being damaged?

I purchased a resistant band kit that comes with handles that attach to the bands - it comes with 100lbs worth of bands. The pic has of the handle and the bands and says x5 strong up to 100lbs. Is it saying that’s how much at max you can put on before it gets damaged or just how much is included? ...

jakesta94‎, 03-27-2020 07:46 PM
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