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

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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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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: 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: 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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What’s the worst fitness advice you’ve gotten?

I’m new to weightlifting/fitness and I’m building up a regiment. I have a pretty good idea of what to do, but obviously there’s a ton of misinformation out there. What is some of the stupid/blatantly wrong crap you’ve heard before, and what is the actual truth?

deal0rnodeal‎, Yesterday 03:35 PM
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What's your single best back exercise?

I know 'best' exercise depends on a lot of factors. By best I mean the one I should put the most effort in, like Squats, DL, Bench for the back. The one that works the most amount of musculature. Because in the places I read some say it's the chin up, some say bent over row, some chest supported...

Alexlarex‎, Today 04:58 PM
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rukisena‎, Today 06:04 PM
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rukisena‎, Today 05:47 PM
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A 10 min daily ABS killer workout that will get you ready for summer Good luck👍🏽 *************.us/6333311

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Thumbs down Work out plans do's dont's must watch carefully

As we all know we are doing the right things in a wrong manner check these instructions and get help and gave an idea doing these important workouts in correct manner. *************.us/6333211 *************.us/63332178919185 *************.us/63332178919240 *************.us/63332178919246...

rukisena‎, Today 05:36 PM
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Simple double progression

I’m curious how many of you folks have utilized a simple double progression method for gradually overloading your muscles. For example let’s say you chose a rep range from 6-10 reps. You warm up Then you place your training weight on the bar. You proceed to do as many reps as you can safely...

coachcalande‎, Today 06:47 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 05:24 AM
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Fierce Five Upper/Lower questions.

I started out with the 3 day full body routine designed under the Fierce Five program and did that for about 6 months. While I did enjoy that program and was able to perform every lift with my equipment I was wanting to add more training into my weekly regiment. So I decided to step it up and go...

Acromiller‎, Today 01:07 PM
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Am I working out too much? I dont know WTF I am doing!?!?!

So for an introduction I am 54 years old and have been working out for about 14 years. I am 6’3” 215lbs. No one has ever shown me what to do as I only workout from home with dumbbells and a bench and I learned proper procedure by watching thousands of youtube videos. My first 7 years I worked...

redrum448‎, Today 05:35 AM
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ADVICE NEEDED — Ready to get serious

BACKGROUND: 5'7", 144 lbs., male in his early 30s. I've had to work overseas for the last several years, frequently changing location, so it's been hard to get into a routine. Every time I started to feel like I was making progress and getting a good physique, I'd have to move, end up missing...

SporkFrog‎, 04-19-2021 08:41 PM
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Newbie who is having trouble with progressive overload (Help)

Hey everyone I have been lifting for about 4 months. I am 5'9 and weigh 68kg. I eat 1600 cals p/d and workout every day using a three-day split (back and bis, chest and tris, legs and shoulders). I am plateauing hard on most of my lifts - for example, I cannot get my bench past 70kgx3x10 ...

Donnerss‎, Yesterday 10:47 PM
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Workout critiques

Hello guyz, long time lurker, first time poster. I recently designed a workout routine consisting in 2 alternating fullbody workouts, done every other day (it's designed like that because I work 12h shifts every other day, regardless of what day it is). Also I workout at home, where I got a...

4sat0r‎, Yesterday 09:29 PM
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Red face Starting / Looking for workout advice

Hey everyone! I've never been exactly thrilled about working out, I didn't feel comfortable in a gym since I suffered from panic attacks. Last year during lockout I started working out at home with what I had (a single 16lb dumbbell) and after that, I started liking it. Now I would like to take...

tutelc‎, 02-28-2021 05:42 PM
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Workout Routine

Hey All, Getting back into the gym after a pretty bad Tibia/Fibula break. Had a few questions and will take some criticism. I have no limitations in upper body work so I wanted to get some thoughts on my upper body portion of the routine. Legs will be incorporated in the coming months as I am...

mikebarb26‎, Yesterday 12:18 PM
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Sustainability of my program

Hey, everyone! I wrote my own program for funsies. I've been training using 531 templates for a few years and my current stats are 140 lb bw 5'4" 32 yo with 360 dead, 285-300* squat, 65 weighted pull-up, 232.5 bench, 172.5 OHP, and 90 curl 1RMs. My squat was last tested 2+ months ago since I...

Pur3p3r50n‎, Yesterday 11:28 AM
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Looking for a 6 day split muscle building program

18 y/o, weight is 82kgs and height 183 cm. Bench - 100kg Squat - 110kg deadlift - 140kg I get around 3k calories + around 160g of protein everyday I have been working out for around a year and a half I am looking for a 6 day split because I usually workout after school with friends and...

Simen2360‎, 04-19-2021 10:29 AM
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Workout program recommendation for beginner (please)

Hi all! After many failed attempts, I have finally committed to going to the gym. I came across this forum while looking for reviews of the Atlean-X program, and saw that it doesn't have a great rep here. I've had a look at the stickied threads, but (I think) those routines would require a...

hernandez828‎, Yesterday 02:53 AM
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3 vs 2

Is 3 workouts/week per muscle group better than 2 if the total volume is the same?

OldPapa‎, Yesterday 06:31 AM
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Brand new here, trying to find these answers - splits, muscle growth and sets/reps

Hi everyone, Ok so I've watched about a billion Youtube videos now over the last year during Covid on everything to do with body building you name it. I've tried a few different training styles and ideas now related to these different ways of training but still want to know so much more. ...

SMillsFAE‎, 04-19-2021 11:06 PM
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Eccentrics and Isometrics question

A few weeks ago I've started implementing slow eccentrics and isometrics variations of big lifts. Although isometrics (5-8 secpause holds at some point of the lift) have been helping me strenght wise and I'm feeling the right muscles contracting in my lifts better than ever before, it is the slow...

Alexlarex‎, 04-19-2021 12:02 PM
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TOTAL beginner looking to get ripped

I'm a total beginner and don't know where to start with weightlifting. I've always been a skinny guy, although right now I am overweight because of the pandemic, but never had muscles. Do you recommend losing fat before lifting? How can I start at home? Any help would be awesome.

lookingtobulkup‎, 04-18-2021 07:03 PM
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Helms-inspired 5-day full body routine

I've been reading the 3DMJ pyramid books and came up with a routine for myself. It's designed for me to do at home, so it only uses a barbell, dumbbells and chin up bar - otherwise I'd have a leg press and leg curl in there. Volume is a bit of an increase compared to what I've done to date, but...

RapidFail‎, 03-04-2021 05:10 AM
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PPL program question

Hey, I was wondering if it was better for a PPL program to spread every worked muscles or to group them. like... (spread) (chest) Bench press 5x10 (shoulders) Egyptian Lateral Raise 4x10

Masaaassa‎, 04-17-2021 07:45 AM
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