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When lifting heavy, should you decrease weights as you go?

Noob here, apologies. When lifting the heaviest you can do in small amount of reps and sets until you can't lift that weight anymore, should you decrease the weight amount by a tiny bit and do same amount of reps (or more)?

DrewT92‎, 01-16-2018 12:46 PM
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Need some training advise

Can anyone help me achieve my goal I need a good workout plan that will increase muscle I read a lot on training routines but they don’t seem to work for me it’s like it’s all a lie in the end I’ve wasted many years trying and not achieving any help would be appreciated

belky092009‎, 01-16-2018 05:26 AM
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Can i do the lat pulldown before RDL on fierce 5 novice?

After doing my deadlifts my arms start hurting from them around my elbows below my biceps when i extend them. So it lat pulldowns really hurt and i can not get a good enough back workout? Is this alright?

nikola1808‎, 01-16-2018 11:15 AM
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Leg day at home?

Are toe raises,squats and lunges enough for lower body? Workout at home.

halfbreedbrah‎, 01-16-2018 04:33 PM
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Lost interest in the gym

I'll try keep this as short as possible. I'm 23 and have been going to the gym since about 17. When I was younger, I was really keen/enthusiastic/dedicated and all I wanted was to be muscular. It was more superficial back then, i.e. look good for girls, to be cool etc. After about 21 (so 4...

whufcwesthamuni‎, 01-16-2018 01:44 PM
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Unhappy Failed Squat Rep, Sore

Today I failed my first rep of the second set with 82,5Kg. I couldn't control the bar enough to tilt it backwards in time and in the process I strained my muscles to the right side of my lumbar discs quite heavily, somewhere around the sacroiliac joint, might be the gluteus maximus. I got the bar...

kestasme‎, 01-16-2018 07:40 AM
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Not getting sore

I’m on week 3 of working out, second week of which has been a 5x5 full body routine I have been doing since the first week was just messing around getting used to being back in gym. I don’t feel as sore the next day the last couple times but take for example squats which I can barely do with weight...

zgioe‎, 01-16-2018 05:15 AM
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Question Where do you pull yourself when you do chin ups?

Hi! I usually touch my chest with the bar while I do chin ups. Is it necessery? I mean, more ROM is good, but maybe that few millimeters doesn't worth it, we have some biomechanical disadventage at the top blablabla or something like that? How do you do it?

Akos89‎, 01-15-2018 12:29 PM
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The Right Techinque

So I am doing a program now that consists many different exercises and I am trying to reach perfection in my technique, now I want your recommendation for a youtube individual who teaches proper technique on almost any exercise.. because there are so many and sometimes they do the stuff different...

LifterMega‎, 01-14-2018 04:42 PM
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how long to rest before training bodypart

how long do you think is enough to rest and retrain a certain bodypart say chest or biceps or whatever it is? note that the training style here is HIT, not high volume but high intensity (obviously with warmup sets but one working set and perhaps a drop set). so for the guys doing this type of...

arnoldspump‎, 01-15-2018 03:51 PM
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Rest Science

So guys I want to ask about REST between sets, so is there like a recommended time for instance what is the difference if I rest 2 minutes between Bench Press sets or 4 minutes for hypertrophy ..

LifterMega‎, 01-14-2018 04:31 PM
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Box step ups

Reset completely after each rep and start from the floor or keep one foot fixed on the box for desired amount of reps then switch legs? Curious to see what others do.

euro7muscle‎, 01-16-2018 01:33 AM
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Sumo Deadlift form check

I have 2 vids, due to one having better angle https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mAIGe9jh1kY https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NAdi_7BycDs

bk1991‎, 01-11-2018 06:14 PM
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Exclamation Hip shift during squats. How to fix?

I'm 4 months into my starting strength program. As I progressively add more weight my hip shifts noticeably more and I get back pain. I'm thinking I should stop doing 5x5 squats, lower the weight and do 8x3 so I can improve my form.

Rawtech‎, 01-15-2018 04:02 PM
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Triceps twitching

So when I came into the gym today I went to do some dips, and when I was at the lowest point of the dip both of my arms felt like they were getting shocked by electricity on small multiple spots around my arms, I feel this on pretty much all tricep exercises and on rows too, Ive had this for a few...

Lk999‎, 01-15-2018 06:37 AM
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Alternatives to Good-morning, Bend-over rows and stiff-leg deadlift

Hi fellow bodybuilders, I'd like to ask you for alternatives to Good-morning, Bend-over rows and stiff-leg deadlift with Barbell exercises. My back just can't handle this exercises and flexibility is also a problem. I have replaced: Good-morning with Barbell Hyperextension -> ...

unikin‎, 01-12-2018 03:38 PM
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Question Help! Right leg noticeable bigger than left leg.

Hi I have been suffering with muscle imbalances for a while now. My right leg is bigger than my left leg by two inches. It’s extremely noticeable especially if I wear blue jeggings or tights for the gym. I have been avoiding doing squats and deadlifts. I just do dumbbells 4-10 reps each leg. I...

Foyi‎, 01-14-2018 05:44 PM
01-15-2018, 11:20 AM Go to last post
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Exercise to help balance?

Hello there, new to the forum - I suffered a broken arm when I was younger and around 6 months or so ago suffered a dislocation as well on my left elbow. My arm does look dodgy as it was reconstructed but I’ve noticed when in the gym when lifting thing behind my head or even chest press and bench...

JoshuaParfitt‎, 01-14-2018 05:32 PM
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Target rear delts?

So my rear delts are lagging compared to my front delts and I was wondering if anyone had any tips or specific isolation exercises they feel works well to target them. I have a hard time really feeling a pump in them or getting them worn out.

onelifenoregret‎, 01-13-2018 03:42 PM
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RDL form check

I know it's just RDL, but I'd appreciate critiques. Lately my hips and upper quads (sartorius and IT band) are feeling really tight, and I wonder if it's something to do with bad form on this exercise. 255 lbs, third set of 8-10 reps. Thanks. https://youtu.be/Xw4dTy0XBLE

ECGordyn‎, 01-14-2018 04:58 PM
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Squat without shoes

IIm flat feet and i realized my shoes is really bad for squats. Normally i was going to buy some squat shoes but i cant afford it right know. Im student i have to keep money for nutrition. But I can buy it after 3 months.(if it is nesecessary) Some ppl said squatting without shoes is great . im...

bzyspecial‎, 01-14-2018 07:45 AM
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Glute Depression/Dents?

So Ive slimmed down by way of diet, but no matter what size I am Ive always had this glute "depression" and I dont know what causes it, never the less how to get rid of it. I dont wear any slightly fitted shirts that show the shape of my backside, and I feel like I need to be super aware of any...

Mercl‎, 01-13-2018 05:41 PM
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Question Can I make up missed lifts from the previous day?

*Back story*- So I was working legs today and my gym only has one dead lift station / squat rack, and there was a lot of people using it (heavier weights than I do so I didn't want to burden them and have me jump in and change the weight) *Actual Question* - should I do deadlifts as I do them on...

mattdlevy‎, 01-14-2018 02:57 PM
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muscle myth

Is muscle memory a fact or a myth? Why? Thanks.

Lionel6‎, 01-14-2018 12:15 PM
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