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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 VII

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

nightanole‎, 11-07-2020 07:13 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: 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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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: 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: "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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Moving from P/P/L/Upper/L to 6 day PPL

Hey, As the title says, I'm interested in trying a 6 day heavy/light PPL split. I'm currently working out in a home gym with access to a squat rack, adjustable bench (incline/decline/flat), dumbbells, dip bars, pull up bars, barbell and an EZ curl bar. My goals are to balance strength and...

senators65‎, Today 06:44 PM
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Mark Ripptoe is an idiot

If you want proof, i present to you this: Go ahead and read that nugget. I make my appearance about half way through the thread. We are now currently locked in a debate regarding his belief that all increases in muscular...

SumDumGoi‎, 05-11-2012 01:42 AM
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Wink Planking

I want to share some videos on planking which is very good

Winnie8210‎, Today 08:06 PM
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My PPL routine

Hello everyone! I've recently finished changing up my routine which was going on for the last 3 months. I wasnt completely happy with what I was doing. The problem became pretty obvious 3 weeks ago: volume. I do 3 or 4 sets for all of my exercise and I basically go to failure on all of them....

AndyBendy‎, Today 07:59 AM
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Let's Squat 5,000,000 pounds in 2021!

2018 we had a squat thread, goal 10,000,000. We got almost 4,500,000 that year if I remember right. This year, all free weight squats count: barbell, dumbbell, kettlebell, water bottles, bricks, backpack full of books, concrete plates, heavy pole, or anything you've got to squat. Just weigh it...

ECGordyn‎, 01-10-2021 06:24 AM
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Getting back into working out

Hey everybody! I'm a 26 year old dude who used to workout all the time. I'm a medical student so I had to stop as clinical responsibilities increased during COVID and all the gyms were shut down in my state. I'm about to graduate and have the next 4 months off and am wondering what the best way...

TheRevLiftalot‎, Today 02:23 PM
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Post How to start working out for beginners

You don't have to do long or difficult workouts to lose weight or improve your health and fitness.1 Beginner workouts can provide real results from the comfort of your own home, and most easy workouts for beginners don't require expensive equipment. There's no reason not to get started. If you're...

Amakchang‎, Today 03:54 PM
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If I never feel like taking rest days, does it mean I’m not working out hard enough?

Never feel fatigue or DOMs outside the gym. I do get bad days on occasion but not feeling like chit. I train full body 3x a week. For most lifts, I just do 3 sets of 8-10 reps. Never had issues increasing reps or adding in weight to the bar weekly. Any reason why I *shouldn't* take a rest...

Odifududix‎, 01-15-2021 07:42 PM
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Staying in shape/workout program while injured

Hi all, I've experienced recurring wrist pain in the ulnar side for few years and after doing some serious research and self diagnosis, it is most likely a TFCC injury. Most likely won't require a surgery, but just requires rest. In the past, I would just rest few days until the pain went away...

esimsoc‎, Today 01:35 PM
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I'm Morbidly obese and I need your help

Hello everyone. I'm very scared about posting here, I hope it's OK. I'm male, 24 years old, 178cm / 5.8 and I currently weigh 160KG/ 352 pounds. I've been overweight/obese my whole life, but it's been getting worse and worse. I want to change. I started Rehabilitation for my Mental...

OverEncumbered‎, 01-17-2021 02:20 AM
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Question Volume can never be too low to not make any gains?

I've heard about concepts such as MV (maintenance volume) where it's just enough volume to maintain current muscle mass. Does that imply 0% gains if doing maintenance volume? I feel like gains will always be made, and the volume just determines the extent of those gains. Maybe it's only called...

Animal2692‎, 01-18-2021 07:57 PM
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lagging bench press while doing stronglifts

I'm currently doing stronglifts to build strength and at the same time doing 16/8 IF for weight loss since about Sept. I've been successful thus far averaging about a 1lb/week weight loss while advancing weights on SL. In Sept I was 215 and now I'm down to 202. (Im 5'8). I've been taking progress...

doughboy4‎, 01-18-2021 08:17 AM
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Since lockdown is back, I started my homework outs again. Using the same workout program as I did in the gym but finding the equivalent in bodyweight exercises & using home objects as well as upping the reps/sets as the weight is like 30KG max in home objects. As I am following a increase in 1...

Cautious1‎, Today 01:49 AM
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Bodybuilding Workout for quarantine critique

Just looking for a critique on my routine for quarantine. I only have access to a backpack, pull up bar, and weights that go upto 70lbs. The weights are heavy enough for upper body where I don’t get more than 10-15 reps on push ups when I load them in a back pack, and of course arm isolation is...

daghetto‎, 01-18-2021 01:48 AM
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4am preworkout food.

So I recently found out or was told i was screwing my muscle gains by going to do my 4am (well, I get up at 4, usually not at gym until 4:30am) workouts without eating anything first. I normally would just wake up, get dressed, drink my pre-workout and head out the door. So my question is that if...

Alphaden‎, Yesterday 09:40 AM
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Is this a good bulking program

Sup I was a lurker in the forums back in 2014 till I decided to lose all the weight starting from 125kg (275lbs) to 85kg (187lbs). I cutted with Fierce 5 at the start then moved onto Allpros till I reached 85kg in 9-10 months. I took a long time off (1 year) because of Corona and I joined the...

godham‎, 01-17-2021 06:58 PM
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What secondary press to do on Lyle McDonald’s GBR?

Been doing full body but keep half-assing leg work so I am switching to U/L to keep myself accountable. On the original template, you can do bench and incline (or OHP) on the first day and make slight “adjustments” on the second upper body day. I intend on benching and incline work for the first...

Odifududix‎, 01-17-2021 09:07 PM
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Post Skinny muscular

Diet/Workout/Cardio plan would be helpful along with any tips. It's more lean than bulk overall and that is what I am aiming for now. How can I achieve a physique like this image found from google? This is my first post here as well. I just joined today.

Chrisblue201‎, 01-18-2021 04:12 PM
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Repeating sessions

Is session variation within the week (eg upper a / upper b) really really significantly important for muscle growth and strength gains? I know that it is benefitial now that Im an intermediate lifter, I know Id be giving up some optimality, but if I enjoy the simplicity of repeating the same...

GoldenEraMuscle‎, 01-18-2021 10:16 AM
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I need your thoughts/critiques on my new workout program

Hello So I've been doing the standard bro split for 5 months now and I'm thinking of switching it up to a new one where it allows me hit each muscle twice a week. I plan to start this when I bulk next month. My goal is to add on some muscle mass. Is it excessive or insufficient? Would you...

AbdulazizSab‎, 01-18-2021 08:12 AM
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Question Traveling - no barbell

Hey bros, For up to a six month period, I will be traveling in my vehicle. Though I’ve looked at hitched based power racks, I’ve decided against this and have settled on not taking a rack or barbell with me. Instead, I’ll have: -10lb, 25lb, 45lb plates (should I get a 90?) -35lb kettlebell...

baaaaats‎, 01-10-2021 12:45 PM
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Tips on how to fix chest imbalance?

I have a pretty significant imbalance in my chest size and shape. Part of that is because I lucked out and had gyno on only one side of my chest as a teen. This somewhat changed the size as well as the shape of it because that side stored more fat and would hang a bit lower. Unfortunately that side...

dairycorncarne‎, 01-17-2021 03:19 PM
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Full Body Training Question

I’m currently at... 140 kg squat 143 kg. deadlift 103 kg. bench press 66 kg. overhead press and i also do Bulgarian Split Squat, Pull Ups, Rows, ab wheel Rollout and have just added Nordic Curls as accessories. I’ve been alternating between full body and upper/lower Split in the last...

Alexlarex‎, 01-17-2021 04:01 PM
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Full body workout

Hello all From the UK and we are back into lockdown so looking for a full body workout to do 3-4days a week. I haven’t trained regularly for a while and my workouts are very bland and I never see progress. I have a decent amount of equipment that I have built up over time: Rack,...

Farmingstock‎, 01-08-2021 04:22 PM
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3 days a week routine, 30y old with experience, need advice

I have a decent experience at gym, my lifts are like this: BP 120kg x 5 Squat 150kg x 5 DL 180kg x 5 However, as I'm crossing a 30y old mark, I started to be more concious about health. I'm not enjoying 5x a week heavy (5 rep max) workouts anymore. I've been lifting according to MAX-OT...

lukaszkk91‎, 01-17-2021 01:39 AM
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