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I just started working out this late last week and am having trouble on deciding what weight to start with. I am 5 foot 9 inches and 150ish lbs. Most exercises I started at 25lbs. The first time I could do them fairly easy but a few areas would be sore for days after. I have been doing 3 sets of 8...

CoryJWil‎, 08-14-2019 08:16 PM
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Deadlift - too much lower back engagement?

I've watched countless videos on deadlift form yet I still feel like my lower back is bearing most of the brunt instead of my hammys and glutes. I imagine trying to squeeze a nut between my cheeks when driving the weight up through my foot to try get that mind muscle connection with my glutes...

tpreston92‎, 08-16-2019 03:28 AM
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Do you Dumbbell Prone Row?

Do you value the prone row enough for it to be a regular in your back workouts? https://youtu.be/5SgWC7C7qaQ

rawcuz‎, 08-16-2019 04:12 PM
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Best Biecep Workout

Which one is best Bicep Workout ? There are number of exercises of Biceps which hits the bicep muscle from various angle. Three common types of exercise are Biceps Curls, Preacher Curl, Concentration Curl and Hammer Curl. Variations can be done by changing the equipment and body position. But which...

manishyadav1979‎, 08-15-2019 12:33 AM
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Building muscle with just dumbbells?

Is it possible to build muscle with just dumbbells? I know opinions vary, but I'm curious to peoples experiences.

mikek1357‎, 08-16-2019 03:45 AM
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Unhappy Help!

So I’ve been doing back for about 2 months now. And I’ve never been sore sore, what am I doing wrong?! I’ve been doing lay pull downs at 80-90-100, wide, and normal grips. Then with one arm rows, normal rows. Bent over rows, yet I feel not a single bit sore the next day! What the heck is wrong with...

Mikefromike‎, 08-15-2019 06:30 PM
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Glute/piriformis pain please help

Hey everyone I need some advice I've been dealing with deep glute pain during squats and deadlifts for about a month now. Whenever I squat I never feel it in my quads even going ass to grass I always feel it in my glutes. I do high bar squat and I have tried all stances from narrow to shoulder...

jonjonx5‎, 07-26-2019 07:35 PM
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Gym Machine Benefits

Gym Machine benefits are sometimes overlooked. It is an important method of resistance training and can not be ignored. Machine Training is very effective method for increasing muscle size. Workout machines keep muscle under constant tension necessary for muscle Hypertrophy. It is also very...

manishyadav1979‎, 08-15-2019 12:13 AM
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Talking Explosive Excersises

Can you super set explosive Excersises or is that not ideal for gaining explosiveness? How long should you rest in between explosive Excersises? And by explosive Excersises I mean box jumps med Ball throws sprints long jumps stuff like that

Kevin8363786‎, 08-15-2019 07:35 PM
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Do oblique abs really make the waist wider??

I'm still confused about what to do with oblique abs in my routine. I hear a lot of people mentioning that developed oblique abs make the waist wider, and therefore stay away from training them. Considering the anatomy i doubt they really make the waist wider. Especially since the internal...

schumpetter‎, 07-21-2012 07:54 PM
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Exclamation Push Up Help!!

Female here, 26, 5'10 and 190 pounds (not sure that matters in this case) I need to learn push ups...in the next 8 weeks. I've read it's possible to master them within 2 months and I literally need to for basic training for the corrections academy I'm going into. I am just wondering if anyone...

Bhorse93‎, 08-15-2019 06:25 AM
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Question Can you do chest flyes with a barbell?

I don't have any dumbbells, so I'm wondering if I can do chest flyes with a barbell standing up.

brutus0‎, 08-10-2019 07:12 PM
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Jogging at 6 mph for 20 min non stop, its enough for a beginner burn fat?

I just saw in the machine that i burn 200 calories in this cardio, i am a skinny fat trying to burn bodyfat (19%) and building some msucle in the same day, is this cardio enough or have better methods?

Falange97‎, 08-06-2019 08:45 PM
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Best Gym Exercises for Abs

People often search How to get abs and which are the best core exercises to reveal the six pack. They come across various articles present in magazines on "best ab workouts" each citing different exercises. This creates confusion and people tend to try hitting their abs with different forms of...

manishyadav1979‎, 08-15-2019 12:38 AM
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Stronger on DB bench relative to BB bench!?!

Hi, I know it’s not my technique as I have watched a ton of videos, people spotting me, however I can not BB bench what I should be relative to my DB bench.. For instance - I can DB bench 38kg dumbbells for 8/9 but only BB bench 80kg for like 4. What’s going on? Is this normal? Or should I...

mada2‎, 08-13-2019 03:15 PM
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Need help total newbie

Hello guys, I'm here for some advice. I am skinny (was around 165 Ibs for 6"3) I read that in order to grow I had to eat more and lift heavy so I have followed this routine for around 2 months (5x5 stronglifts 3/week) and my weight shot up to 176. But I have noticed no change in my muscle masse and...

ZAPPA18‎, 08-14-2019 11:57 AM
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Poll Poll: Deadlift 365

Form check me. Any advice? How do I look? What would you work on regarding entire physique? See any weak areas? Any advice of any kind appreciated. You’ll have to search vid on YouTube because I can’t create links yet. Search deadlift 365 - form check me

regmann‎, 08-13-2019 12:24 AM
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What does no rest mean in a workout?

This workout plan has me doing 4 x 12-15 of something with no rest time applied. I don't understand. Why doesn't it just make me do 48-60 straight?

Lunarity‎, 11-25-2016 03:56 AM
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alternatives to grow thinkness in back

need help! Im a pro wrestler that has wear and tear on my neck, heavy horizontal rows cause this neck issue to flare up(basically when i start to build muscle between my shoulder blades it causes a nerve impingement meaning i cant move my head for an extended period) it last happened in feb, ive...

Kingi82‎, 08-13-2019 01:21 AM
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Vbar pushdowns

https://youtu.be/luUgrc8ESWg TUT with a pause at the bottom, just looking for a form check

Hannahp21‎, 08-14-2019 06:32 AM
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Question Single arm DB row

Hey guys, Interested to know what weight you DB row and for how many reps exactly? Would like to know what kind of weight is considered decent.

ben1500‎, 08-14-2019 03:19 AM
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Exclamation Rolled forward shoulders / gap between chest and shoulders

I need detailed help/advice on how to fix this issue with my posture. I got rolled forward shoulders and a gap between my shoulders/chest that make me look deformed in a t-shirt. It won’t let me link pictures so my reference pictures are on my BodySpace Gallery. Thanks in advance for any...

stevy11x‎, 08-14-2019 05:33 PM
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Poll Poll: What would you say is a better stomach vacuum

Which out of these two photos is the correct form for the stomach vacuum

12rep‎, 08-14-2019 03:57 PM
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How do I get a bigger upper body

So as said in the title I want a bigger upper body mostly meaning a bigger chest, bigger shoulders, and lats to give me a wider back. I have gynocomastia so I’ve been told bigger pecs would help this seem less apparent. But I don’t want to just have a big chest and no shoulders or lats. I have been...

JustinSmith52‎, 08-13-2019 09:39 PM
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Arrow Benchpress: Good form vs More weight?

I noticed that when I forget about doing perfect form on the bench, and simply think push the weight up, I incorporate a lot more front delt and I am a lot stronger. However when I think about perfect form and using only pecs, arch my back, retract my scapula ect... then I am a lot weaker. ...

905letters‎, 08-13-2019 03:28 PM
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