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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 07:27 PM
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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 07:55 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 08:53 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 02:07 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 12:51 PM
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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 09:28 PM
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Arrow Sticky Thread Sticky: General Forum Rules

Welcome to the Bodybuilding.com Forums It is our hope that the members of the forums will help each other in providing motivation and information to those looking to reach their fitness goals. To protect our members and the forums, the following rules are effective in all sections. Please take...

ForumSentinel‎, 05-19-2014 09:12 AM
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Program advice for ectomorph who can push himself into limit

Hi guys Yeah you might be laughed because of the title :D The reason of the title is that i have an motivation/free time to push myself into its limits to maximize my transformation progress firstly i have really bad genetics (thanx to dad) why i'm saying this, because my father was like...

SirMordred‎, Today 04:30 PM
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"Fierce 5" Comprehensive Program List

I began designing the "Fierce 5" series because I wasn't completely satisfied with the majority of 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 nearly all of them lack what I’d consider proper...

davisj3537‎, 07-08-2014 08:03 PM
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Lower chest problems....

Hi everyone, I’m new on this page so forgive me if I lack any expected eticate.. I have been training consistently for about 7/8 months but I feel like I’m having trouble hitting / gaining size on my lower chest!! I’m doing decline barbell/dumbbell bench press as well as decline dumbbell...

superlucas‎, Today 02:59 PM
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Post critique my program

Hey, i have been working out since last year but i actually started bulking and taking it seriously for the last 4 months (trying to eat on a surplus etc) but im following a custom program that i made which i try to focus on strength ... Its like a combination of 5 x 5 and push pull legs : Push...

Evan1999‎, Today 05:36 PM
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Simple vs high volume??

Hi guys. I'm 20, 174cm and 72kg. I've lifted for 2.5 years but big 3 still sucks. Squat 75kgx5, sumo 70kgx5, bench 60kgx5, row 60kgx5, press 40kgx5. I'm doing Pull Push Leg 4day per week with rotation. Push day (example): Bb bench 3x6 Bb press 3x6 Db incline 3x8 Db bench 3x8 Db press 3x8...

Danielvn1997‎, Today 07:42 AM
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Full Body 3 x a week - Feedback Appreciated

Hey guys, Looking for some feedback on my program here. I thinking of doing: Mondays: Weights Tuesday: Cardio Wednesday: Weights Thursday: Cardio Friday: Weights

AliAhmadNO‎, Today 04:25 PM
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What do you think about my strength program?

Day 1 Flat barbell bench 5x5 Dumbbell bench 5x5 Weighted dips 5x5 Squats 5x5 Leg press 5x5 Calf raises 5x5 15 minutes of cardio

littlefatweeny‎, Today 03:25 PM
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Program for general strength/novice Oly

I've been running SSNLP for a few months, until August I ran it faithfully. Since then I've hit a few sticking points, and I've accumulated some fat I'm not comfortable with so I modified it. Anyway, ideal or not my current lifts are: ~280x5 squat 340x5 deadlift (or 360x3) 230x5 bench 160x5...

cfreetenor‎, Today 02:05 PM
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FB or U/L ? - time restraints -

Due to my schedule I'm only able to workout monday, wednesday and thursday. Until now I used to do FB 3x a week with my third session on friday. I tried doing it on thursday but I'm not yet recovered well enough by then. Should I switch to an U/L split alternating U/L/U one week, L/U/L the...

Nelg1993‎, Today 10:39 AM
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Joining Military -- Need Workout Advice

Hey everyone! My name is Jesse. This is my first time here and I have decided that it's best to get as much and any advice that I can from you guys as my life will be changing soon. In two months from today, I am shipping out to Air Force Basic Military Training. Here are my stats: Sex: M ...

Jesse1475‎, 11-08-2017 12:59 AM
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2017 Squat Challenge - Shooting for 110,000

HAPPY NEW YEAR!! Well we made our goal last yr and then some :D For last years ref: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=170040683 This years goal was moved up 10,000 to 165,000. I like Partyrocking's rules the best, so we will stick with those.

Squid24‎, 01-01-2017 04:43 AM
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How easy should I go during my first week in the gym?

So back in 2012-2015 I used to go to the gym heavily, so I do know exactly what I'm doing, but during that time i was transitioning into a new career and moving in with my girlfriend working 12 hour shifts at a new job and I had to stop going to the gym because I had no more time, plus I was in a...

1upnick‎, Today 07:43 AM
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Arrow Program advice

Hey, I'm new here. I wanted to ask if you think its good this program for a me (17 year old 1,78 meters 50 kilos). I'm trying to gain some mass. Day 1 Bench press 5 x 5 Shoulder press 4 x 8 Dumbell laying tricep extension 4 x 8 Tricep Dips 4 x 8 Core 3 x max Day 2

Calypso808‎, Yesterday 12:14 PM
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Chest and arm workout

Hi. I’m a skinny guy looking to add definition to my chest and arms. I have 10 kg (each) dumbbells. I don’t want to get obsessed so to speak and intend to drink more milk as part of the diet. I know all the forums say to be strict with diet etc. Do you think I will add some definition based on...

johnw12345‎, Yesterday 12:53 PM
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2 times per week Muscle group Workout

Hi, I want to ask you all your opinions regarding my workout. I started a new program 1 month ago that hits every muscle 2 times per week (except legs). The workout is: Monday - Chest + back + abs Tuesday - Shoulders + arms Wednesday - Deadlifts + Legs

bogdanfest‎, Today 07:32 AM
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Question Athlean Xero...worth it??

Hi everyone, new here, so take it easy on me. Basically I started my fitness regime some 18 months ago or so. Originally weighed 167lb, which at only 5'4" made me quite overweight! I had tried to lose it many times from diet alone with no luck, but last year I decided to get the Focus T25...

Mario875‎, Today 03:10 AM
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Unadapted spine, bones, ligaments etc question

Made a too wordy thread before.. 1) If I will train in gym without vertical spine pressure and a small amount of other spine pressure exercises, will my spine get fractures or be broken when I will lift some real heavy weight with vertical spine pressure after years of such training? When leg,...

johndoe14270‎, Today 07:06 AM
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Talking Chest and shoulder routine - opinions?

Hi! I have been working out for years so not a total novice but needing advice. I am now trying to workout specifically for triathlon so after speaking with a strength and conditioning coach I am trying to target my chest and shoulders specifically as that's where I am disproportionately weaker for...

milktruck1986‎, Yesterday 09:06 PM
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Really need feedback on my new work out routine.

I am a 37 yo male with a history of injuries that restricts me somewhat in the gym, I will list them below before the program I have made and I would really appreciate any feedback suggestions from you guys. Want to start off by saying that I am not expecting anyone to give me medically sound...

enyaisrave‎, Today 12:21 AM
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Let's gun for 150,000 Pull-Ups again in 2017!!!

We got 112,995 in 2015, but we only got less than 75,000 in 2016. Bad year. Let's try gunning for 150,000 again! 2016 (less than 75k, horrid): http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=170072913 2015 (112,995): http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=165798171 2014...

JustBulk‎, 12-31-2016 10:48 PM
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Strength Program?

Hey guys, i'm 18, 6'1-2, and i'm about 153 lbs. I want to build strength and size so I guess a 5x5 and want the training to be: Day 1 : Legs/Shoulders Day 2 : Back/Biceps Day 3 : Chest/Triceps and it continues for day 4,5,6 etc so that my muscles can recover and I wont need any rest days. What...

Fishissalty‎, Yesterday 03:14 PM
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Unhappy Right Pectoral Muscle Degeneration/Dysfunction, over 2 years feel hopeless?

~Allow me to apologize in advance, I posted this in the misc a little earlier but felt it was out of place (new here btw)~ Hey everyone, I have a problem that appears to be much more obscure in cause and treatment than regular injuries/conditions. Around October 2010 I smashed my elbow and...

GetupAgain721‎, 07-30-2013 10:25 PM
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Compound moves every 3rd day & yoga for strength, mobility & flexibility?

Hi all, About my current situation: I currently suffer from a shoulder injury that I (probably) got through either lifting with ****ty form or never really lifting with a plan, but freestyling my workouts (which resulted in imbalances in the shoulder and the rest of my body). Besides that, I...

Ferdinandoz‎, 11-20-2017 10:35 PM
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Question Quick qtna. Weight needed.

For a beginner what weight should I be using for Dumbells ? Free weights im using for stabeliziers. And I'll be using manchines for isolation. I don't want to use the smith. I'm 234, 70in, about 3 weeks total into a workout regimen with a cheap BB set at home.

BogEye98‎, Yesterday 03:36 PM
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Question Looking for Comments on New Workout Plan

So I've been doing a lot of research this week and think I've put together a decent routine for myself since my novice gains seem to have finally slowed down a bit. Needed a four day intermediate program that I can keep under 60 min (I workout in the morning before work). Mostly looking to build...

Jaturongkabaht‎, Yesterday 10:00 AM
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