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Ratio of bench press to bb rows?

Just would like to know.

IdoSquats‎, 01-13-2010 03:52 PM
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Question Why bench stuck?

Ok so I incline bench press 145 for 3,I weight 170 at 6'.I thought shoulders were problem and tried out dumbbell seated press with 35 and got 6 reps.Are shoulders problem,chest,triceps or upper body in general?

CagedBeast23‎, 10-03-2018 04:23 PM
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Deadlift form check

Recorded myself today during my warm-up sets. Tried to get a video of the working set but some lady knocked my phone over right when I was getting started. Currently doing 5x5 program and making progress. My working set was a 205x5 today just FYI. 135x5 - First Warm-up set (Front view)...

T0rM3nTeD‎, 10-12-2018 03:54 PM
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Can cardio improve the quality of my bulk?

Assuming i maintain the same calorie surplus. Will steady state cardio do anything in terms of directing the calories towards fat/muscle? Currently running 5 day ULPPL. Used to run 6 miles on my days off, now feeling a little lazy and not sure whether i'm getting all that much out of these runs...

NDMD‎, 10-12-2018 04:36 AM
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My left chest is flat and not growing. Only my Right chest is growing.Please help :(

Hi friends, I am working out in gym almost from 5 to 6 months. Initial days for chest i was working out on barbell(flat, incline and decline). After couple of months i noticed only my right had grown. From that time i stopped doing barbell and switched to dumbell exercises. Even after doing...

vasanth903‎, 10-11-2018 09:11 AM
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Weak deadlifts and squats

At my gym I do not have a squat rack. So i do smith machine squats (i take a step forward, so its almost closer to a hack squat) and regular barbell deadlifts. Both lifts are embarassingly weak and I cannot seem to improve them. Any tips, or good supplemental/indirect work that i can do to help...

Morphumax‎, 10-10-2018 11:42 PM
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Slack at top of Deadlift.

I've been trying to be disciplined about keeping my upper back tight so that my shoulders are outward rather than rolled forward at the start and throughout the lift. For some reason, I've noticed that this causes slack at the completion of the lift. Even when standing completely upright, there's...

namedthis‎, 10-09-2018 05:07 PM
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Smile Muscle Imbalances

Does anyone know any ways to correct muscle imbalances, my left arm is nearly an inch smaller than my right in circumference and when doing dumbbell shoulder press or dumbbell chest press my left arm gives up when my right has a bout 3 or 4 reps left, if anyone knows ways to correct the size and...

Wilfield‎, 10-11-2018 12:58 PM
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Wide hips problem

Sup, so i have these really wide hips with a 28 inch waist and I think it looks really ****ed up. I did some research about getting wider lats and broad shoulders. I already got really wide shoulders and my back is decent. But in want a wider waist to look better. Can you really build a bigger...

axelboi1347‎, 10-11-2018 01:24 PM
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What muscle could I have strained while doing bicep curls?

I was doing some standing bicep curls (ez bar) earlier today and I don’t know if I did too much weight of if my form was incorrect but I think I pulled something in my neck. Every time I lift my arms above my head I feel a sharp pain around the medial end of my clavical. Theres also a some pain in...

lacrosse56‎, 10-11-2018 10:25 AM
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Exercises for hip issues

Hi guys, Just joined and I'm trying to get some help. Me and my wife are trying to get back in shape after getting out of the military, life and marriage weight got to us, and I've got a routine I'm used to doing but she doesn't know where to start. Our main issue is that she was medically...

TysonMln‎, 10-10-2018 05:08 AM
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Post Enough Reps?

Just started my bulk and have been lifting for about 3 years with different strategies. The past year I've really focused on doing high weight, low rep, but I didn't know if I should be doing more 5-8 reps or stick with what I do now which is 3-6 (sometimes only 2 if I'm pushing how much I can put...

wesleymazda‎, 10-09-2018 11:07 AM
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Leg exercises

6'4 and 200lbs. Most of my fat is in my legs making them unproportionate comapered to my upper body. Since i got back to the gym i havent been training them just running 4miles /5 times a week thiniking that they will just tone over time. Its been 2 months and i see results from my upper body but...

mrude959‎, 09-26-2018 05:19 PM
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Body part pumps after lifting

I'm curious about if other people get a pump in their delt, back, and legs after hitting those body parts? I've really only noticed a pump in my pecs, and arms, and not so much in the above body parts.

dzd17‎, 10-10-2018 06:18 PM
10-11-2018, 08:34 AM Go to last post
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Hamstring Stretching

I am expecting to need to take the Sit and Reach as part of a physical assessment for a law enforcement academy next year. I have been working on stretching more often. Some days I feel like I am making gains, but other days not so much. One area that feels like I am not making any gains and always...

crzynate87‎, 10-10-2018 10:27 AM
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Versa gripps - are these too small?

I was torn between versa gripps or straps and i ended up getting the grips. They only had two sizes - small and medium/large. I got small, but i feel like they are too small. Shouldn't they come up higher on my hand?? https://imgur.com/gallery/8ny2irC do you think i should exchange them?

fitfanatic123‎, 10-11-2018 07:58 AM
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deltoid injury from hell

Ok, all three points of my deltoid are in pain and I give it a 7/10 on the pain thresh level. I've had a rotator cuff injury for years and rehab off and on. But as I said now all three sides of the deltoid are causing me problems to the point to where I can no longer do chest and shoulder press...

JohnnySFBay‎, 10-10-2018 05:05 PM
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Improving Fast Twitch Muscle Fibers & Powerful Legs

Hi guys, I’m a 19 year old soccer player and need to drastically improve my acceleration.... pretty much my all round speed. In terms of gym excercises or a program can anyone help? I’ve read up that apparently deadlifts, squats, hang cleans are all good starters (as long as you explode up on the...

Rafalstawicki‎, 10-10-2018 08:25 PM
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I feel like I can lift heavier at a busy gym

Hi I have just started weightlifting and have been going to an established gym for the past few months. A new gym has just opened near my house and the time I go, there is never anyone there for the first 20 minutes. After an hour, on average there are 4 or 5 people there. When I go to the new...

jazza96‎, 10-10-2018 02:04 PM
10-11-2018, 05:32 AM Go to last post
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Want to build muscle/strength with foot injury cant do alot of heavy lifts

I have a reasonable amount of experience but havnt trained for a a few years. I have a foot injury from a parachute accident and am preety limited to what I can do. I'm down too 95 kg from 98.6 really overweight. Currently on the zone diet loosing weight fast which is good. Doing mostly body weight...

battkins‎, 10-11-2018 05:18 AM
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Chest not filling out?

Went from lifting alot to not lifting put weight on lost it by cardio now ive been lifting a bit and feel like my chest isnt like squaring out and building properly. Does this look like a problem ? If so why is my chest like that and how can I make it better thanks.

Fluukei‎, 10-11-2018 12:54 AM
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Pullup vs pulldown

So I'm running Fierce 5 U/L and have been struggling with pullups. At 5'10" and 164 lbs I'm able to do 8 pullups with perfect form and from there just sets of 6~3 and can't hit 8 again. I've been wondering if I should stick with em trying to decrease the number of sets needed to get to 24...

Mithos‎, 10-10-2018 07:11 PM
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Is it a good idea to do 30 min cardio, then weights, then cardio?

Or is it scientifically proven that doing weights first then an hour of cardio is better?

Hickson517‎, 10-06-2018 07:53 AM
10-10-2018, 08:37 PM Go to last post
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New to working out (need experienced workout gym rats opinions)

I’m skinny as all hell, worked out my biceps and triceps at the same time and I’ve had trex arms the past 48hours. Today my inner bicep bruised didn’t wack it or anything. Its red with dots. I’ve been hella sore it’s been hard to extend my arms or reach them over my head just grabbing the...

ShotsFired24‎, 10-10-2018 06:57 PM
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Squat form check

First time recording. Rarely have someone at the gym to record for me. Should have told my wife to just stay on the side instead of walking around. Doing 5x5 for the past 3 months (with 1 month off in the middle due to vacations and illnesses). 170lb 5x5. This was my first set today. Didn't...

T0rM3nTeD‎, 10-08-2018 10:21 PM
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