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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: AllPro: A Simple Beginner's Routine part VI

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

nightanole‎, 10-05-2015 08:53 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 07:55 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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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: Am I overtraining?

In response to this question, asked several times per day in this forum, consider this: Due to a large number of variables from one trainee to the next, no one can look your written routine and declare it "overtraining" or "too much." Instead of posting your routine in all it's detail while...

ironwill2008‎, 11-21-2018 08:29 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 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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"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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Is 2 hours at the gym bad for a teen?

So I'm 15 and I do the PPL program (Push, Pull, Legs). I often spend 1.5-2hours doing each in a day. My gym teacher said that people our age should be working no more than 1.25hours if not we break down more muscles than we can recover - is that true? To be fair, my progress hasn't been that...

weihanlow‎, Yesterday 03:26 AM
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Exclamation suitable program for me? (stats inside)

hey guys, im 25 yo, in my 5th month of training, started at 120kg now im down to 105kg. height 180cm. I know, 25kgs more to go. i no longer consider myself a beginner, since I started benching at 60kgs, now im benching 110 (1 rep max). incline dumbbell press 35kg (each hand). trainers tell...

c0ntroversial‎, Today 02:37 PM
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Question Need some advice

So I've now been getting used to working out 3 times a week. Here's my current plan; Monday: Chest 5x5 barbell bench press 5x5 incline bench press 3x10 dumbell press 3x10 incline dumbell press Tuesday: OFF

Andreyoy‎, Today 05:04 PM
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Pulled groin (Light)

Hey guys so whilst doing a leg press with my bro the other day in a stupid attempt to keep up I went to heavy and pulled the muscle in the left groin ( Area where inside legs kinda meets the torso assume this is the groin ) although this isn't painful as such in everyday life i now find it harder...

xtinc‎, Today 12:36 PM
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Getting more bang (abs) for my buck (time)

Hello! I am on the 2nd week of a 12 week commitment to gaining muscle. I am a fairly skinny (162) and tall (6’2) 19 year old guy. I have been doing sort of a special workout routine twice a day. Each day I wake up and do the workout routine, go to work, go to the gym and do weight exercises, and...

NerdyForFitness‎, Today 11:45 AM
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Question about what to do next.

So I've been training for 3 years now, sinned a lot at the nutrition part, hence my progress has been a bit "Delayed" .. (23 years old) Anyway nowadays I am doing Viking Bare Bones upper lower push pull legs program.., I am a bit lazy when it comes to compounds of legs so I am only doing a lot...

whitebeardos‎, Today 09:20 AM
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Need a good pace to "get back into lifting"

6’1 350lb Years ago I started at 340lb and diet/Gold's Gym'ed my way down to 270. Anyway I'm back up due to (insert every excuse here) and I'm looking to add strength training back to my program. I have now had one month of clean eating and have lost 20 lb. I want to start lifting weights again but...

Cavediver86‎, Today 01:35 PM
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I need help to build this program

Hey all! I mandatorily joined a new gym. The problem with the gym is it allows its members to work just three days and they choose these days. So gym opens in these days: Tuesday, Thursday and Sunday. I thought i can do a full body workout (question 1) but i wonder that two days off between...

heyjoe2353‎, Yesterday 07:13 AM
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What program would you recommend?

I have a good amount of experience in lifting, on and off since my freshman year, 5’7 189 pounds (junior now 16 years old) but I’ve been taking it very seriously the past 4-6 months, but could not squat due to knee injury my bench is around 245 with okay form and I just started squatting about 2...

dom4438‎, 01-16-2019 08:29 PM
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Rate my workout bro

22 years w:73kg/160lb h: 173cm Squat: 110 kg/220lb Deadlift: 115 kg/ 250lb Bench: 75kg / 165lb Military Press: 55kg/ 120 lb Upper 1 : Bench press 4 x 4-6

CapitanNemo‎, Today 11:15 AM
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Critique My Bulking Program

Please Critique my bulking program. Also, would you change anything when cutting? thank you

santoss99‎, Today 10:23 AM
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Question Fierce 5 - Help/advice needed - Noob questions

Bulk or cut? Hey, first let me say i'm completely new to lifting and this will be the first time ive got off my arse to do something active in a long time, im 20 years old 5 foot 8 and weigh about 138 lbs (morning weight). The only issue is im skinny fat rather than just skinny and was wondering...

MarsToSirius‎, 01-15-2019 04:03 PM
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Fierce 5, Bulking, Etc.

Hey everybody, So I just started the Fierce 5 program after advice that it is a good bulking program to start with. After review, it seems that a lot of people using the program are novices. I have been lifting for 3 years now, but never took it seriously until this year. Should I still be using...

SushiGodd‎, Today 11:03 AM
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My baseball workout (pitcher/catcher)

Hello, I've seen a lot of baseball workouts online and I've combined them into something I think I'd like. I am a newb, so please correct my program. Though I haven't started yet - I'd like to play pitcher, and secondary - catcher. I've tried incorporating excercises for both. I put a focus on...

v00razz‎, Today 11:21 AM
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Need something new

To start things off, I have been lifting for 11 years now. I am 28 years old, weigh 185 pounds with about 16% body fat and I am 5 foot 11. Couple goals in mind for me: 1. Get down to 12% body fat. 2. Weigh 190 at 12% body fat. 90% of my lifting career has been, Monday, chest. Tuesday,...

vwlove15‎, Today 07:55 AM
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Bodyweight Mastery Program

Hi, guys ! I want some opinions on Bodyweight Mastery Program from Kinobody. I want to start calisthenics again and I've seen his program on youtube ads. Do you have other suggestions for a calisthenics routine? Now, I can do: 7 straight pull ups 4 ring dips(with turnout) 15 push ups 20+...

DARIUSTI00‎, Today 11:34 AM
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What’s the difference from the average Joe every day lifter, to the muhf****n beast?!

I lift every day. Maybe 6 times a week, but have been lifting every day I can for about 8 years now. This is a generic ass question, but when do you guys see the crazy growth? I feel like for the work I’m putting in..... I should look like Arnie. I think my problem is not eating enough. I look way...

HulkHOGUEn‎, Yesterday 11:31 PM
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Let's OHP 2,019,000 pounds in 2019!

All freeweight overhead presses count: standing or seated, barbell or dumbbell, strict press or push press. Warmup reps count. I'll start: 45x6 + 65x4 + 115x3 + 135x1 + 150x26 = 4,910

ECGordyn‎, 01-03-2019 11:58 PM
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Chest + back workout advice?

Been looking for some chest + back workout ideas but can't seem to find many other than Arnies one. Preferably not supersetted as my gym is very busy

beanbark‎, Today 06:34 AM
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Post Planking like a carpenter

I have been super lazy.When it comes to the plank.Just after taking a cold bath.I noticed that my abs where coming up good.Guess what the plank works.I will use the plank in my daily routine.I would encourage you to plank.Or like I say it plank it like a carpenter.

Lubosi‎, Yesterday 01:48 PM
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good upper body, awfull lower body

Hello, It's been almost 2 years that i have been training my upper body (but not so much for the biceps and forearms). I started few weeks ago to really work my lower body and i'm currently bulking. I'm a woman and i got very broad shoulder and a muscular back during my few years of...

nasu1‎, Today 05:25 AM
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What about Kinobody SuperHero Bulking Program ?

Hey ! Do you think this Kinobody program writed by Greg would be better than other one in order to build muscle or not ? The program is composed of 4 specialization phases (Chest+Back; Shoulder; Arm; Superhero) and is divided in a 3 day split. For instance, during the first phase, i'll have to...

PROFeNoM‎, 07-09-2017 07:29 AM
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Thumbs up What would be a good powerlifting program for me

I need a intermediate powerlifting program now, because I've been stuck for a long time now and some of my lifts have decreased. So these are my lifts: Squat: 122,5kg 3x5 but deloaded to 110kg and then got to 115 and got stuck. Bench: 77,5kg 2x5 and then 3rd set 4 reps, got stuck like 2.5...

Dylan378‎, Yesterday 10:59 AM
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Fierce 5 Upper/Lower question

Hey ive returned to lifting after a kinda long break and came across this workout program. First off just got to say im really enjoying lifting properly again, I've got the same passion and enthusiasm i had when i first started... its a great feeling. Not long ago gone vegetarian so had to...

Zepha‎, Yesterday 01:23 PM
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