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

Part 1:https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=4195843 Part 2:https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=133395553 Part 3:https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=147447933 Part 4:https://forum.bodybuilding.com/showthread.php?t=155009423 Part...

nightanole‎, 11-07-2020 06:13 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 06:27 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 01:07 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 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: 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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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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Advice, gzclp or Viking Bare Bones

Hey guys After 2, almost 3 years of lying still andnot doing much I am looking to get back into lifting. Gyms are finally open again and wanna work on my health/body again. Weight 102kg / 225lbs Bf%; reckon between 23/26% Height 1.70cm /5.69 Age: 30 next month Ive narrowed my choices...

IronDwarf91‎, Today 10:12 AM
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Cool Advice on Growing Back

Hi all, Looking for any advice on growing my back in both width and volume. I am a shorter framed guy but I can get my chest to grow a little bigger, but back seems to be an issue in the end. I am not sure how much genetics play into this. I am 40 years old. Below is my workout. This specific...

jimjoe26‎, Yesterday 03:02 PM
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Exclamation 5 year lay off. Muscle memory??

Hi everyone, first ever post so bear with me! From the age of around 19 I started weight training/bulking and gained around 5 stone (30kg), admittedly made up of a fair bit of fat. After 5 years I stopped due to breaking 3 of my fingers and was unable to lift at all. I was so disheartened at...

jamesisere‎, Today 08:50 AM
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Question i need advise for my program s frequency

Hey Guys , during the lockdown i have been doing attached program 3 times in a week , since gyms are reopened im planning to apply the program 4 times in a week. (1 day going for indoor bouldering) i ve been going to gym more than 2 years, 183 cm , 83 KG im wondering should i keep using this...

mertcan17‎, Yesterday 11:29 AM
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What is the appropriate speed to increase weight on lifts?

Hello guys... new here. I'm 41, and have been a fitness enthusiast for years. Since I was in my 20's I'd mostly done body weight, dumbbells, and the general higher reps per working set that came with those. As I've gotten older I've been fighting some tendonitis and some other things. So, after...

user20XKIWQYKYD‎, Yesterday 02:00 PM
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Max Growth Routine

Monday - full body Wednesday - full body Friday - full body Enjoy growing at a faster rate!!

readreindeer666‎, Yesterday 09:09 PM
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What's wrong with CrossFit?

Whenever it's mentioned on these forums, it tends to be cast in a negative light. I'm not personally interested in formally doing it or modelling my training after it, but does it really warrant so much disapproval? While I can't see how it would be ideal for hypertrophy, in terms of...

EliKoehn‎, Yesterday 07:14 AM
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Is incline press useless?

Debating on scrapping this exercise. I have a love/hate relationship with it. I prefer bench,cgbp and even decline. Am I going to miss out if I don’t do it? I do ohp as well, which is prob my favorite press atm. Thinking of making my main chest exercises for now bench and weighted dips

Ondle‎, 06-21-2021 10:44 PM
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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 05:24 AM
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Question lifting and studying

hi, i want to consider lifting as a lifestyle, how can i manage to study and lift at the same time while i go to a pharmacy college....because i need at least 2 hours of studying daily, should i workout before studying or after studying ? and did anybody have similar experience in lifting and...

zuijo‎, 06-20-2021 01:31 AM
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Is It Normal For My Lifts To Decrease So Much In Weight When Using Straight Sets?

I've been using a 'Reverse Pyramid' method of training for a while now, just because I wanted to try out something new and see how it worked for me, regardless of how nonoptimal it may be. To be honest though, it's worked quite well and I've made some decent gains. Anyway, having been using it for...

GruntKC‎, Yesterday 12:37 PM
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Feedback On My Hypertrophy Program

Hey guys, I just switched from CrossFit to the regular gym, with the goal of building lean muscle mass. I've done a ton of research and have created a hypertrophy program based on Dr. Eric Helms' Intermediate Bodybuilding Program, which is a 5-day Lower/Upper/Lower/Push/Pull split. My stats: 23,...

greglevine‎, Yesterday 05:46 PM
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Overtraining and muscle soreness

My current workout schedule is as below. Monday: Chest/shoulder/triceps Tuesday: 5.5km jog Wednesday: Back and biceps Friday: Legs Saturday or Sunday: 15km cycling Now I only focus on compound movements but also do a mix of strength training and dynamic exercises such as kettle bell...

abhishek77‎, 06-16-2021 10:26 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 07:03 PM
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Where does metabolic work has its place?

Hi guys, I've been revolving the bulk of my work around progressing big compund lifts in the 5-10 rep range lately. Where and when (I mean, I'm not an advanced bodybuidler by any means) does metabolic work (high reps sets, ot techniques like 21's, dropsets, 1.5 reps etc) have their place for a...

Mattfers‎, 06-19-2021 03:57 AM
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"Activity level" while doing Fierce 5, for TDEE calculations?

So I am trying to use one of those online TDEE calculators to figure out how many cals I need, etc., and one of the questions they all ask is my activity level. I have been following the Fierce 5 pretty strictly for the past several months and rest on my off days. What would that put me at, in...

AdamFrostburg‎, 06-20-2021 09:45 PM
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How do you manage cardio/weight training?

How many times a week do you do cardio and for how much? In your expierience, do you feel doing cardio delayes gains in strenght and muscle? Aside from football alI I do is jump rope and going running (always with intervals, never steady state), 3 or 4 times a week but I was wondering whats your...

Alexlarex‎, 06-19-2021 07:17 AM
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Is this workout split optimal?

I have started a 10 day training program, in lieu of trying something new. 2 days biceps and triceps together. 2 days shoulder and chest together. Rest day. 2 days legs. Rest day. 2 days Back. Rest day. Is this a good split? I am worried I am putting too much recovery time between each muscle group.

kalaam‎, 06-21-2021 09:11 AM
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Almost 60, work construction. Best home workout routine without injury

I'll be 60 in March. I work construction about 25 to 30 hours a week. I have a home gym and good mountain bike. Looking to tone up lose some fat. Work is sometimes hard physical work, so not always up for working out. But I find even a 15 minute workout 2x a week gives me a lift. Any old...

humandave‎, 06-19-2021 01:00 PM
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A thorough review on task-specifi hypertrophy to enhance strength & power

Hey all, No amazing takeaways from this rather dense review, but for people who want to learn more about the research of the influence of different types of training on different aspects of hypertrophy (sarcoplasmic vs myofibrillar, type I vs type IIa vs type IIx, regional hypertrophy, changes...

Heisman2‎, 06-19-2021 10:31 AM
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2 day split for strength, muscle mass and aesthetics (Beginner)

Hi! Recently I joined a new gym, because I started to live in other city. I asked a gym owner-trainer to give a routine for beginners (I'm lifting for a year, but I haven't made a lot of gains, my lifts are not impressive). Week later he gave me 2 day split. Here it goes : Workout A - Chest,...

firedup125‎, 06-14-2018 01:53 PM
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How Do I Counteract Muscle Wasting on One Side and Gain Symmetry?

Hi Everyone, I have suprascapular (neck and shoulder area) nerve damage on my right side from a football injury 15 years ago when I was 16. As a result, there's significant atrophy from muscle wasting on my upper right side. Is it possible to naturally fix muscle wasting from nerve damage? Or...

andy2012‎, 06-20-2021 11:07 AM
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Been away a while

Kind of disappointed to see the same old routines being recommended to beginners I legit don't actually know anyone in real life who made good gains following a low volume 3x5 program I tried one of the recommended programs for months and didn't start enjoying my workouts and making gains...

St0obs‎, 06-19-2021 03:54 PM
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Modifications Post Deload?

Coming up on a year of working out. I started with the Fierce 5 full body 3 day split and ran it for about 3-4 months and decided to move on to the intermediate upper/lower split to add more training time into my weekly routine. Now I'm on my second deload of running this 4 day upper/lower split...

Acromiller‎, 06-16-2021 03:44 PM
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Need help making a routine with limited equipment

All I have available to me are a bench a 12 pound barbell two 45 pound plates, two tens and two fives and an adjustable dumbbell, I need help making a routine to maximize gains with the little that I have.

lowkey94‎, 06-19-2021 03:06 PM
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