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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 01:07 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 07:53 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 06:55 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 11:51 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 06:00 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 06:27 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 08:28 PM
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Red face Just began Fierce Five - Looking for a little guidance

Hey, So I’ve wanted to improve myself physically for a long time and I’m finally restarting. I ran Jason Blaha’s 5x5 last year for a month and made progress, but I was struggling to have ‘good’ workouts by the end of that month. That coupled with going on vacation at the same time led to me...

DreadPir8‎, Yesterday 05:01 PM
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Talking routine question

First off thank you for taking the time to read and help me! I'm not sure I understand 100% what this means from an article in muscleforlife I read: "Working sets are done with 85% of 1RM (4 to 6 rep range) unless specified otherwise. Warm-up by doing 3 to 4 sets of 8 to 10 reps with 50% of...

dqsrosco1‎, Today 01:42 PM
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Starting On Advanced Large Load Prep 1 Sheiko

Would starting on the aforementioned program be a bad Idea? My current lifts are 550 squat, 500 dead, and bench used to be 335, but a shoulder injury a few months back put bench on the back burner until recently. BW of 275.

Spedicus‎, Today 11:37 AM
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My bench is not improving what should I do.

Ok so a few months ago I had really good bench progress (For only being 15 years old) I could bench 200lbs one rep max. But anyway I got sick and my metabolism shut down and basically all my lifts turned to crap. It took about a month to recover from being sick and actually now I can squat and...

Buffasorusrex‎, 09-28-2018 10:47 PM
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Who has run Texas Method? 4 day version?

Anybody? I realize searching the starting strength forums is a much better way of finding people who have run it...but interested in who around here may have...and not interested in posting to the SS forums based on what I read whenever I do search them. I've run Texas Method several times,...

Farley1324‎, 10-13-2018 02:49 PM
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Revise my future intermediate program

I used the book and kinda winged it i guess Please critique Tuesday-Bench and Squat Tricep extensions 5x10 leg extensions 5x10 Thursday- Ohp and deadlift Lat pulldowns 5x10 leg curl 5x10 Week one- 65%x5 75%x5

TLWeight‎, Yesterday 08:12 PM
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Post In need of advice

Hello Hulks, Ive got an issue and am unsure as to how to proceed with it. Basicly Im looking to mix things up in my routine,but Im unsure how. My routine is split into 3 days/week but sometimes i manage to squeeze in 1 or 2 more,but the cycle is the same. 1 - Chest/Tris/Front n mid delt/Abs 2 -...

KZNex‎, Today 11:23 AM
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Woman : 3 times a week muscle gain

Hello everyone During the following weeks i'll follow a self made program. I tried in the past to do a 3 times a week full body training but i was too tired at the middle of each session so i tried to do an upper lower split to which my body responded very well. Unfortunately since i like to...

nihon96‎, Yesterday 05:23 AM
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Training advice

Hi guys, first time post here and looking for a bit of feedback on my training routine. Im 30 years old currently 12st 12lbs. Recently came off a strict diet as had gained to over 14st but mostly all fat gain as had stopped training for a few months. I suffer from menatl health issues and training...

brello777‎, Yesterday 07:57 AM
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What should I do?

Hi all Hoping for some advice. I’m apparently 12% BF, 119lbs. I’ve been cutting for some time but barely going gym so haven’t really noticed much difference. At what level / indicator should I switch to bulking? Thanks, Jake.

Jake0254‎, 10-12-2018 04:19 PM
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MAcros help

Im 19 years old and i weight around 55kg 115lb and im trying to bulk lean So my current macros that ive calculated is 140 protein 325 carb 60-70 fat but i have a question will those make me bluffy? Bcuz i want to bulk and have atleast abs while bulking I dont mind how long it takes me but still...

jaideep02‎, Yesterday 05:29 PM
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Skinny little newbie b*tch needs some guidance

Ayy I've finally after years of thinking about how I want to be fit and in shape started going to the gym again, tonight after work was the second workout. I'm really serious about getting my diet right, getting on supplements and working out at least 2 times a week, as well as trying out rock...

Howdoyoulift‎, Today 09:44 AM
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Best program for me now after 5 years of gym but barely any visible progress?

In a recent thread I stated I've been going to the gym for over 5 years, I'm not happy with the results which are basically my own fault due to nutrition and some said due to the wrong workouts. If you go to my profile you can see two pictures. There are so many different advices out there...

RestUnknown‎, 10-12-2018 10:41 AM
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Moved: Lifting weights as a lifestyle

TRT50yo‎, Today 08:54 AM
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My PPL program for Strength & Size also

I made a workout plan PPL for both strength and size but mostly strength & functionality. I haven't improvised yet. Want to see your ideas Monday - Push BB Bench Press - 5 sets of 5 BB Military Press - 5 sets of 5 DB Bench Press - 5 sests of 5

IbnAlMuqafaa‎, Yesterday 01:50 PM
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Is the 5x5 SL recommend and then more isolated workout next to it.

So on a live chat i talked with someone that i have a goal for endurance and strength. How good i am looking doesn't really care for me as i want to train so i am able to support myself while working as a farrier. So me. I am pretty skinny, well i have already gained a good amount in 3-4 months...

chri943y‎, Today 06:54 AM
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need help clarifying 531 for deadlifts only

hey y'all, been searching up on this but couldn't quite nail down the info. so i've read the t nation article written by Jim Wendler and have a few questions about it. first off i don't get the 90% of ur 1rm. Jim says to use 90% of ur 1rm and base all calculations off of it. So does it mean,...

yomom69‎, Today 01:02 AM
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Fierce 5 U/L 8 weeks of deload ??

I changed my lyles mcdonald bulking routine to fierce 5 upper lower routine couple days ago, When i finished fierce 5 novice program, i took 2 weeks out of gym , than i started lyles routine, the first 2 week was deload, i was going to start third week , but i changed to fierce 5 u/l cuz i like it...

alexle2000‎, Yesterday 09:52 AM
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Intermediate program?

I have been doing the novice program called ivysaur 4-4-8 for 11 weeks and I finally stalled. My 1RPM bench went from 55kg to 75kg. 110kg Deadlift to 125kg. 90kg squat to 110kg Squat. I am wondering when do I switch to an intermediate program and which one should I choose. I haven't really got any...

Raymond63‎, Yesterday 11:27 PM
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Haven't trained in a year? How should I get back into it

Have been 3 or 4 times in the past 12 months, usually am only able to do what I used to for a warm up and get tired af. Any tips on how I should go about getting back into the swing? I was thinking of just doing a typical bro split for a couple of weeks before starting on a P/P/L routine again (my...

Aaronza‎, Today 05:32 AM
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Unhappy Starting out advice needed

Hey so basically I’m starting out at the gym. I’m the type of guy that once I’m committed to something I won’t stop going at it until I reach my goal, so I’m wanting some advice, specially on workout splits. My goal is to gain a lot of muscle to strengthen up and to just look good naked overall. ...

alanatur‎, Today 04:39 AM
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Ryan Libbey’s Physique

How would it be best described? What sort of program is it likely he follows?

loopdi‎, Today 02:46 AM
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Powerbuilder DUP v2.0

This is experimental at the moment although it's an incremental improvement on all the stuff I've done in the past. - 6 day routine for intermediate or advanced with experience of RPE. - Main compound emphasis, using 2 or 3 rep ranges for major lifts - High frequency - an element of push, pull...

SuffolkPunch‎, 09-14-2018 01:39 AM
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Substitution for leg press

I am currently running my 4th week of the Viking Bare Bones program. Some of the weights are getting up there which is good and feels great. I workout at home so some of my exercises I have to get creative to do and one of them is leg press. On leg press I am lying on my back on the floor and...

neilbyrd73‎, 10-13-2018 03:31 PM
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