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Sticky Thread Sticky: AllPro: A Simple Beginner's Routine part VII

Part 1: Part 2: Part 3: Part 4: Part...

nightanole‎, 11-07-2020 07:13 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: ...

2020Wellness‎, 11-08-2012 02:07 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 07:00 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 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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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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Eli deadlifts As you watch this video, make note (even take some screenshots) of the guys that DO roll the bar. Look how low their hips are. You may well find this helps you get the hips down. I’m a bar roller.

coachcalande‎, Today 01:20 AM
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Is it normal to add only 1 rep from session to session to the pull ups?

Hello, As you can see in the image attached to this message, I do pull ups in my pull session. You can read this image like that : The name of the exercize is: Pronation Weighted Pull Ups with 3min of rest between sets. Each set must last at least 8 reps. Each row is a session, containing...

pinguicula‎, Today 03:32 AM
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Arrow How to make push-up for beginners

Push-up is a conditioning exercise performed in a prone position by raising and lowering the body with the straightening and bending of the arms while keeping the back straight and supporting the body on the hands and toes. How to Do a Push-Up If you don’t know how to do a push-up, it may feel...

Richarddean29‎, Today 02:35 AM
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Body Building

We know daily exercise is good for optimizing health. But with so many options and limitless information available, it’s easy to get overwhelmed with what works. Checkout the 3 exercises videos you can do for ultimate fitness. Combine them into a routine for a workout that’s simple but powerful...

maviaafridi‎, Today 02:20 AM
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How do people get so big in prisons without weights?

I talked to a guy that did 30 years in TDC just got out recently, at Cofield or something. he was really big too. he said you're restricted to pushups and pullups... plus he said food with protein is more expensive and prison food doesn't have much. is it just weird genetics or something. ...

userKP5VB0ZJ8GH‎, Yesterday 10:33 PM
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Alpha Destiny 185 lbs to 145 lbs

I thought this was a pretty cool video. I’m not big into YouTube fitness but I do like this channel. Alex benched 405 at 185 lbs last year and just got done cutting to 145 lbs at around 7 percent body fat. I do believe that he is natural. He is a prime example of why you don’t need crazy volume or...

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Activating The Force Fueling EXTREME Training Effort

Rep after rep, set after set, you were a dominance breakthrough machine; your heart felt like an invincible steel pump -- your nostrils and lungs remained on supercharged intake levels, feeding the machine the oxygen it needed for sustained conquest. And the degree of magnitude voltage conquest...

kanaku‎, Yesterday 11:47 PM
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Smile Get a Full Abs Body Muscles In 1 Week

check the link to follow the routine. Can You Get Defined Abs in One Week? The short answer is most likely not. In order to see definition in your midsection, you have to have minimal body fat on your midsection, says Anna Victoria, trainer and creator of the Fit Body App. Average body fat...

userCDOGJ2DZRZR‎, Yesterday 09:27 PM
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what's the biggest reason for someone not making results in a gym?

If someone works out for 5+ years and is not making results, what are the issues? For me personally, I do not have an issue gaining weight I can get to 30%+ body fat pretty easily (my brother for example at 6'1 stays 130 pounds and it's an uphill battle for him to add weight on that has to be...

userKP5VB0ZJ8GH‎, Yesterday 01:17 AM
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How to program progression on main lifts for hypertrophy?

Whats the best way to program main lifts in an hypertrophy program?

MuayB96‎, 11-14-2021 05:48 PM
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Bench got even worse

I made a thread about a week ago ( about my stalling bench. 4 weeks ago I hit 170 lbs for 3 sets of 8, then the following week I hit 175 lbs for 3 sets of 8. The week after (so 2 weeks ago) I did tried 180 lbs and...

MisterNoGains‎, 08-31-2021 03:18 PM
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Push-ups and abdominal exercises

Training is an exercise or exercise to test or improve fitness for a sporting event, skill, or performance. Push-ups are done again by lying on your stomach, putting your palms under your shoulders, putting your toes on the floor, straightening your back, pushing your body up, straightening and...

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Cluster set to save time in the gym? No one likes being waited on or losing their seat when they go get water. This method sound believable. Thoughts? Schoenfeld et al., 2016 is one study that says more rest is helpful. I'll have to read the details to see if consensus can be found....

Darkius‎, 11-25-2021 07:59 PM
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Post Rate my 4-day workout plan

Hi, I'm quite new to lifting, I started 2 years ago for almost one year but stopped due to covid. I started again last September. Last week I got a new plan from the gym PT but I have few doubts about it, since it is quite different from my previous plans. I'm 24 and 175x78 if it is relevant. ...

userNQTZN2UGJBF‎, 11-22-2021 02:38 AM
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Question Help with the right program

Hey guys, was looking for some advice if you don't mind. I've never been an expert in fitness. A few years ago I embarked on a journey to lose weight. I was huge back then. I lost loads of fat (6.5-7st). At the time I didn't look great as I ended up gaunt but skinny fat if that makes sense. ...

Bridean38‎, 11-25-2021 03:07 PM
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Time under tension myth? That article cites many studies that say not only does slowing reps down fail to build more muscle, it also reduces strength gains. It says 20 second sets can make just as much muscle as 50 second ones, as can 70+ seconds sets. Seems to answer my...

Darkius‎, 11-23-2021 04:16 PM
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Old Man Lifing; Well, trying to anyway ...

I started lifting about 14 months ago. It was during the aftermath of COVID. The neighborhood gym opened before the neighborhood bar so I joined. Should have joined one sooner, much sooner as I could no longer get up off the floor without assistance. I was going up the stairs one step at a time...

joewattie‎, 11-23-2021 06:03 AM
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Post What do you think about this new program?

I have been training for 3 years and I want to follow an hybrid program between strenght and Hypertrophy so I made this. I have done 5x5 starting strenght before. I´m worried maybe it´s too much. Would you guys take out some of the excersises? am I missing something? I´m thinking changing the 5x5...

Archangel117‎, 11-25-2021 01:15 PM
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Back Volume

I do a pretty significant amount of sets for what I count as “back”—29 sets per week—and I’m feeling that I might need to cut down because I’m not doing too hot with pull ups and straight arm pulldowns, and rows might be approaching a standstill. So 29 is a lot, but I’m including all of lats, mid...

Xpiro‎, 11-24-2021 06:40 PM
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Exclamation Need feedback on my no equipment workout plan

Hi I'm 16, I have no access to the gym and only have minimal equipment. I've started doing this workout plan I came out with two days ago and I plan on doing it for 6 months. I will plan more after the 6th month because I'm having a major exam. I'd like to have some advice and tips on my routine. ...

richphatho69‎, 11-24-2021 12:21 AM
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Arrow Simple workout tips without any equipment


Zakir985‎, 11-24-2021 10:29 PM
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Have Y'all Made Good Gains W/ Full Body Workouts?

Just wondering but have any of y'all seen good gains with a full body workout even at the intermediate level? I'm not looking to compete - mostly want to lift for health. I love lifting, but I feel like push-pull-legs 2x a week leaves little time for any conditioning, stretching, etc. and is a bit...

jumpman023‎, 11-21-2021 07:10 PM
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Poll Poll: Doing planks the best way.

Planks made very easy, if there is one exercise we all love to hate and hate to love is planking, I have been looking for some of the best coaches to help until I discovered the right fitness coach. I now love doing it more than I ever thought. Kindly watch these videos to help you out. However, I...

Cyllo‎, 11-24-2021 03:49 PM
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Free weight squats this am

This is my third set, filming it gave me some old man extra umph! I added twenty pounds for another set at 375. This is 355x6 with heels elevated. What’s weird is I could NOT handle this on the smith that I have.

coachcalande‎, 11-20-2021 05:04 AM
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Best split for me? Novice lifter

Hello, I have been lifting for about 3ish months now. I have been doing 3 day splits full body. I however feel like I could benefit from 4 day splits but am lost on where to look for a proper routine. My main goal is to achieve a better physique overall. MY one rep max on bench is 150 lbs. I just...

Sparta1234‎, 11-23-2021 11:02 PM
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