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which exercise is better for quads and quad mass ? leg press or hip belt squat

what is better a nebula leg press or squats with an ironmind super squat hip belt

loebakprob‎, 11-10-2019 01:31 PM
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Correcting back issues - exercises vs stretches

Hey all, first time poster. Hopefully I'm doing this right. I’ve decided to alter my workouts from a fairly casual routine to a much more rigorous and focused approach. Previously, I was going to the gym about five days a week and lifting for around 30-45 minutes, then doing cardio for anywhere...

SolusRex‎, 11-10-2019 11:59 AM
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How to do progressive overload in strength training ?

Hello I wanted to know how to do progressive overload when I am training for strength. By strength training, I mean doing lower reps with heavier weights. For example, if I do 3 sets of 5 with a very heavy dumbbell for 1 week, how will I apply the "progressive overload principle" in the...

LESNAR2003‎, 11-09-2019 09:57 PM
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Jogging to the gym for cardio?

Quick question, Is jogging or cycling to the gym each day before workouts a good idea? I workout every day but train different body parts, and thought I could take this approach so cardio day is every day rather than just Once every few days or so I’ve been thinking about doing it but don’t...

Kdiggy182‎, 11-09-2019 01:47 PM
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Uneven shoulders, any advice for younger lifter?

My left shoulder appears bulkier than my right but my right is more cut and defined, how do I fix this?

couchnoahr‎, 10-20-2019 11:14 PM
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How to incorporate bodyweight exercises into a routine?

When you lift is easier to make it harder, just increase the weight. But for something like push ups, burpees, crunches, pull ups, etc... how could you make them more effective without simply doing more?

Merc009‎, 10-19-2019 01:32 PM
11-09-2019, 08:28 PM Go to last post
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Stuck on bench press

Hey all, I've been bulking since july and after hitting 70kgs on bench for 3x5, it's been downhill. All squats and deadlifts are increasing very well still and im 100% gaining but my bench is just not improving. I tried switching dumbbells for a couple weeks but I just managed to injure my...

simeditan‎, 11-05-2019 05:24 PM
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Weird feeling/pain in spine when retracting scapula

When I retract and depress my scapula I'm getting a weird pain in my spine / "upper thoracic" kinda level with where my shoulder blades are. The best I can describe it is it feels like a tension release pain, like there is pressure and it's slowly being lifted of me, it usually takes 6 seconds to...

xXGreenXx90‎, 11-01-2019 01:47 PM
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Respectable Lifts at 10% Body Fat and 6'5

what are lifts at 10 percent body fat and 6'5 that are respectable. not incredible lifts like 700lb deadlifts, but ones that would make me "strong" for my size. numbers for deadlift,bench,squat and overhead press would help for goals to set for myself. any answers appreciated

felix432‎, 11-06-2019 06:58 AM
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Dumbbell Fly- Shoulder

Should I retract my scapulars while doing dumbbell fly like dumbbell press or BP? I like doing dumbbell fly (mostly incline), but recently I am feeling uncomfortable in my shoulder, and start having clicking sound. I figure I might not be performing this exercise correctly, any tips on this...

kings914‎, 11-09-2019 05:58 PM
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Range of motion help Tried a different movement today, Wondering if rom looks short or just right? Not sure how chest press machines vs actual bench press rom compares

Hannahp21‎, 11-08-2019 05:01 AM
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Hello, this is going to be a little tricky to explain so I'm going to enlist the help of pictures. The top 3/4 of the rep I can do about 3-4 without to much trouble. However, when I'm hanging there or I'm fully extended I can't do a single one. From hanging when I go to do a pull-up I only feel it...

Beans135‎, 11-07-2019 08:26 AM
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RANT: R.I.P. Tyrbolift

For those with discerning tastes while they soak their toes in a nice cool pool.

chazzy1864‎, 06-23-2016 11:38 AM
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Very narrow stance bb squat

With feet together? Like in this video, skip to 1:20 What do you think of that? Effective? Why do I want to do them: 1. They burn vastus lateralis like crazy; for that quad side sweep. 2. Can use less weight than regular bb squat -> my lower...

HeMB‎, 11-08-2019 11:03 AM
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How to get adj. dumbbells with "pointy" ends up for presses without bruising thighs

I just built an in-home gym. I have a set of 1" adjustable dumbbells with spiral collars that can hold up to 80lbs. (EDIT: can hold 4 plates, so in theory could get some 15lbs & make it 120lbs) Quickly realized that I cannot rest the dumbbells on my thigh and propel them up for...

VTLifts‎, 11-04-2019 11:57 AM
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Exclamation standing overhead press on smith machine? are you suppose to extend arms all the way

When trying a standing overhead press on a smith machine, starting with the bar behind your head, on your neck, if I extend it overhead I can't do it all the way because I hit the top of the smith machine track (I'm 5'10"). Am I doing something wrong? Is this not one of the exercises the smith...

peterm28‎, 11-08-2019 02:49 PM
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Squats vs Seated Leg Press

What are the benefits of each comparing to one another? The other day all the squat racks were used so I went to the seated leg press. Got the same mobility that I would on the squats, but my quads were killing me on the leg press whereas it doesn't really do much on squats. Do they target the same...

richv24‎, 11-06-2019 07:58 AM
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need an excercise to wake up my triceps

I cant feel them anymore, i dont know why , no matter how many sets i do or how much i squeeze the feeling isnt there anymore I cant do dips anymore bcs my collar bone starts feeling uncomfortable pressure during/after workout and idk why i cant do anything overhead as it puts my shoulders in a...

J0hn90‎, 11-07-2019 09:06 AM
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Angry Incline Press Problems, help!

Hey guys, Today was my first day trying to learn basic form of incline bench press. I'm working out at LA fitness and I can't adjust the angle of the seat and set the height of un racking it which doesn't help. I noticed a couple things that I'd love to get some help on. 1. It's impossible...

xXGreenXx90‎, 11-08-2019 05:37 PM
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bench more than i deadlift?

So long story short ive been lifting seriouslyish since mid summer and am using fierce 5 novice but I go 3.5 days a week instead of 3 just because more gains more money!!!!! anyways my lifts are progressing but my problem is I cant RDL effectively without my grip giving out after like 6 reps...

rexfrommex‎, 11-05-2019 08:55 PM
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Keeping track of your exercises

I got to ask, when you are reporting your dumbbell weight, (in this case dumbbell bench press), do you put the weight down just for the one dumbbell (because its a dumbbell, its separate, one arm, 45 lbs) or do you combine the 2, 45 + 45 = 90 lbs total. I feel like I am cheating, making it seem...

jrwbentley‎, 11-06-2019 07:27 AM
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Muscle imbalance

MY right shoulder drops very low than left shoulder. It looks very weird.what do i do to fix this.

bunny7373‎, 11-07-2019 09:54 PM
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Lower back pain during deadlift, can someone form check?

You can skip the first 18 seconds of me just standing around, youtube undid my video cropping for some reason youtube . com / watch ? v =LB -hyL8S - gQ (remove the spaces, not allowed to post links yet) My back seems to stay neutral the whole time, what am I missing? Also, side...

Envoyy‎, 11-05-2019 02:06 PM
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Exercises to Develop Speed...

I am wondering what exercises can you do to develop speed in your arm, wrist, and finger movements? When I say speed I mean how quickly you can move them with control.

undrdogtiIimnot‎, 11-06-2019 08:30 PM
11-07-2019, 07:44 PM Go to last post
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Working out abs/core through big lifts?

Hi guys. Long story short, been bulking for about 21 months and currently on a cut for about 7 months now. My gains are honestly pretty crappy, and I know it could've went a whole lot better. I think I'm around 15% or so right now... seeing a bit of my abs, but not too much. Either way, I know I...

danklift420‎, 11-05-2019 05:54 AM
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