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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: 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: http://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=121353501 ...

2020Wellness‎, 11-08-2012 02:07 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: 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 to 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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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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Question Suggestions on upper/lower

Need some help. I work 24 hours and then have 2 days off. Want to try an upper/lower split. Should you have 2 days off on occasion? Any suggestions would be great.

Medic303‎, Today 07:08 PM
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Honest opinions on my current workout program?

So basically I just want to really up my strength and size. I’m currently training full body 3x a week. This is what I’ve been doing: Workout A: Bench Press (5x5) Squats (5x5) Deadlifts (5x5) Barbell Rows (5x5) Workout B: Overhead Press (5x5)

Lukef139‎, Yesterday 09:04 PM
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Question Gain size & lose weight as newbie never lifted before? This a good program?

I been reading doing a lot of research put this program together, wondering if I could gain size while doing this to lose weight at the same time? I dont need alot of size I am pretty big already people already think i work out or that i'm military when I don't and I am not. My goal is to be 10%...

brubash‎, Today 01:10 PM
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Body beast?

Do the home fitness workouts like p90x and body beast compare to your own, freestyle workout?

Hugz123‎, 12-07-2018 01:44 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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Pretty Confused

I am 20 years old and wanted to rebuild my body. I am 5'10 inches tall. At 18 I hit a high weight of 220 pounds. I went through a year-long cut of doing a lot of running and now currently at 170 pounds. I am currently in my third month of weight training. I am doing 3 days a week consisting of...

kanjinator‎, 12-08-2018 09:41 PM
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Alright guys, back here again. Why in the world are my lifts still barely progressing

It’s been a while since I posted here. Last time I posted I was having the same problem with progressing and I was told to eat more to gain weight as well as sleep and I’ve been doing just that. I’m 145ish, 5’8”. I’m 2 solid weeks into my lean bulk so far at 2600-2700 calories a day as well as...

Animal2692‎, Yesterday 04:31 PM
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5 Day Split Working Each Group 2x?

Beginning next year I want to move into a split routine as I feel it's more effective than working singular muscle groups individually per day. I'm a serious hard gainer when it comes to my chest, so I want to make sure to work it at least twice per week, but I haven't found any 5 day splits that...

zmud12‎, Today 03:53 PM
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Question Is that good?

Upper/Lower split, 4 times a week, training for mass. What do you guys think? Upper body A Pull ups 4×6-8 Shoulder press 4×6-8 Seated row 4×8-10 Bench press 4×6-8 Pec Dec 4×8-10

TheBeastHimself‎, 12-08-2018 04:28 PM
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Where to fit speed/agility training

So my workout routine is currently looking like this Monday-speed/agility Tuesday-push Wednesday-speed/agility Thursday-Pull Friday-speed/agility Saturday-Legs I’ve read a few posts saying sprints after legs days are okay but doing them at least one or two days before you do legs. Should I...

Malik198‎, Today 12:57 AM
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Critique my push pull legs

My main concern is overtraining chest and legs. And I’m worried that I might be under training biceps triceps and shoulders. I'm also not sure if I'm training abs and back correctly. Push pull legs 1-2 day rest b/w each day Day A: push + conditioning Day B: pull + abs Day C: legs Each...

ashyum‎, Today 03:32 PM
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Post Program check

Hey guys, I have been lifting for a year now. I started doing stronglift 5x5 for a couple of months and then always created my routine. I train in a homegym and my goal is to add size. I want to change program and found this one, is there something wrong (not enought rest for each muscle group or...

19Joshua99‎, Today 01:46 PM
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Help with training for police test

Hi! I'm new here and have a problem. I'm training for police academy entrance test, here are the requirements: -Pull ups: 4 reps to pass, 16 reps for full points. I can currently do just 4. -Bench press: 19 reps with 65kg for full points, I can currently do 14 reps. -1.5k timed run: 7min to...

ThatFinnishGuy‎, Today 01:05 PM
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Good grief fragging squats

Hi i’m tim 16 yrs old 179 lbs Lifts Bench: 160 1x4 Squat: 225 1x5 Deadlift: 235 3x5 Bench and squat are failed sets of fierce 5 I failed squats the last rep on my first set My form degraded making me go to a more highbar stance

TLWeight‎, Today 01:25 PM
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Question Review my routine?: Muscle Gain with Weight Loss (and use of IF)

Hello all, I am trying to lose some weight (or flab) while attempting to gain a bit of muscle. I've read articles that suggest a noob, like me, can potentially do both at the same time if eating at a Calorie Deficit (source: google). My own Fact Sheet: --Male, 6'1", 190lbs. My Routine:...

Tango16Actual‎, Today 02:27 PM
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Calf Workout for stressed calves

I need suggestions for calf workout. I’ve tried multiple things that have been suggested. Watched videos talking about the science behind them. I have decently high calves, but they aren’t terribly high, so I know there is room for improvement. I’m genetically gifted in my upper body tho. I’m 6...

Sixmitchells‎, Yesterday 08:55 PM
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New review and meta-analysis by Schoenfeld & Krieger on frequency (controversial!)

Dr. Schoenfeld confirming what the bros have known all along?? Thought I'd share it here, would be curious to hear everyone's thoughts (Suffolk have you seen this?) https://www.instagram.com/p/BrAYpxaF5Gm/

Luca2‎, 12-08-2018 03:59 PM
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Building muscles and staying healthy with lighter weight training, thoughts?

Please share your xp building a good looking physique while training with lighter weights. I didn't program or eat well and ended up with RC injury (supraspinatus tear) and knee pain in both knees.

olympianspirit‎, 12-08-2018 02:53 PM
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Would I make progress on F5?

Hey guys would I make good progress on F5 withmy current stats? Height - 5”6 Age - 22 1RM Squat -135kg Bench - 90kg Deadlift - 170kg OHP - 62.5kg

Harrryyy‎, Today 12:06 AM
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Min. RPE for progress, plateau, overtraining?

Hi guys, so I have been working out for over 2 years but it seems my progress has been stalling (improving in a really slow rate) for a long time. I feel quite tired even on my off days, prefer not going out and staying in bed on weekends due to these reasons. I am in a slight caloric surplus I...

666dodik666‎, Today 02:22 AM
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Layne Norton's Ph3 possible typos!?

I am following this heavy lifting program which is better than Shortcuts to strength by Dr S. Imo but I feel the exceedingly long sets for hypothropy with blood occlusion (lite tourniquet) training are off. I do better with 30 to 60 Percent of 1PM except for curls which is fine with his...

data2dave‎, Yesterday 12:13 PM
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Starting again

Does this look ok? For the deadlift set I may just AMRAP my first session until I can add enough weight to bring it down to 5 reps, then just increase by 5lbs from there? Workout A, B, A, and B, A, B. Workout A Squat 2x5, 1xAMRAP Bench 2x5, 1xAMRAP

FDRD1‎, 12-08-2018 11:01 AM
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Stream workouts to samsung tv?

Anyone know of any ways to get workout videos to show on the large tv screen?

sriblanc‎, Yesterday 06:50 PM
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Question Boxing, Lifting and Overtraining

Hey guys, I’m a 15 year old boxer, footballer and I lift frequently. I fear that I am overtraining as I often get small illnesses such as a sore throats or blocked sinuses etc. This is my Weekly workout as of now: Monday: Boxing Tuesday: Rest (or Lower Strenth depending on how i feel)...

ScottJones06‎, Today 02:46 AM
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Advice on workout routine?

Mon: A Tues: B Wednesday: C Thursday: rest Friday: A

PeppyCapybara‎, Yesterday 10:39 PM
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