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The Banded Good Morning

So I decided to write up on my favorite resistance band exercise for the posterior chain, the Banded Good Morning, why it's great for both execution at home as well as the gym, and how the motor patterns help carry over into other hip hinge movements. Check it out here! ...

mike584‎, 07-01-2020 03:13 PM
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Running - hurt my feet, pacing myself

Hello everyone, I started running 6 days a week, I haven't ran in years. I have been doing this for the last 2 weeks, running 1 minute more every day, I lift 6 days a week too, so usually what I do is lift - run by the beach - go for a swim - run back, I do this every day except on Sunday. ...

VStratto‎, 07-01-2020 09:32 AM
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Close grip dumbell press

I do close grip dumbell press then i feel sore on my chest after i squeeze it but it feel sore only on the first set after i do the same on the 3rd set i feel nothing on my chest. Then i do the same on the next day in this day i feel nothing even on the first set. Anyone know why soreness come only...

kengthesexyboy‎, 07-01-2020 07:16 AM
07-01-2020, 11:06 AM Go to last post
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pull ups

Although I can do pull ups fairly easily I do start to struggle with the last 10% of so of the movement as fatigue sets in. The last portion of the movement, getting my head up past the bar. What muscles are the primary drivers of that last portion, and what additional exercises can be done to...

InPhase‎, 06-29-2020 08:32 PM
06-30-2020, 11:24 AM Go to last post
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straight dips - is it bad ?

Hello i have a question about dips. I know that people saying for dips you should lean forward. When i lean forward, its actually harder for me (i do less reps) and i feel a lot of shoulder involvement, not pain, but just i feel that shoulders are working out a lot. When i do them in more upright...

valinor333‎, 06-26-2020 11:39 AM
06-30-2020, 10:32 AM Go to last post
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Incorporating a neck harness

Hello guys and gals, So when gyms are open, I usually do the Bill Starr 5x5 Power Routine: Since that’s not the case now, I do about 100 each 3x a week of body weight squats, pull-ups and dips. Followed by 30 minutes of vertical climber for 30, 3x a week. I recently bought a neck harness,...

SDeWitt10‎, 06-29-2020 11:12 PM
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Putting together full body functional workouts

I'm in NY and gyms are STILL closed but i have to say that I've enjoyed doing at home, full body functional type workouts that mix together both HIIT/plyometric movements as well as some strength training movements. I've been following a free 12 week program on youtube (Heather Robertson) and...

fitfanatic123‎, 06-30-2020 08:58 AM
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What exercise can I do to look less like a wobbly fridge?

I am a 20 year old female, 5'1 at about 123lbs. I tried my best to draw the shape of my body without exaggerating, because I don't feel comfortable posting an actual pic. I have a wide ribcage, chubby arms, love handles, a belly, narrow hips and not thick but not skinny...

mstah‎, 06-29-2020 10:40 AM
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Insane cramp whilst working ab's

Hi guys. I saw there was a previous post on this but it was closed for new replies. I have for years neglected doing abs because even after one set of crunches or situps I get an insane cramp that leaves me paralyzed for a minute or two. literally scared to move incase in contracts again. It...

Detienne‎, 06-27-2020 05:53 PM
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Lightbulb Best exercises for hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm

Hello, I'm looking for great hand/finger/grip/wrist/forearm exercises. Right now I do wrist curls (and reverse wrist curls) but what else is there? I need more. Is there a way to target more muscle groups individually, or in groups? I want a more complete total hand/fingers/grip/wrist/forearm...

GeminiBusiness‎, 06-18-2020 08:14 PM
06-28-2020, 09:20 AM Go to last post
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Question What activity level should I place myself in?

Female, 19 years old, 5’8, 131 pounds. -Work retail job 2-3 days a week (7-8 hours) -Cardio 3-4x a week (25-30 min) -Weightlifitng 6x a week (45-1 hour)

AL459‎, 06-27-2020 02:17 PM
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Strange Sensation When Chest Is Pumped

Hi folks, after 35 years of low volume work, I recently switched to high volume/pumping workouts with very good results so far. However when I am working chest I get a strange sensation, I never got before when doing low volume high intensity workouts. I now do 16 sets for chest with only 30...

oldguy1961‎, 06-27-2020 03:30 PM
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Beginner Muscle Imbalances

If you are new to lifting weights (only able to chest press 30 pound dumbells) is it worth trying to fix a muscle imbalance with something like chest? My left side is weaker than my right side (tris, delts, chest) and I’m worried by doing compound exercises it’s going to exaggerate this imbalance....

DiorJalebi‎, 06-17-2020 11:27 AM
06-27-2020, 07:39 AM Go to last post
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Question I haven't lost strength in my squat, or size in my legs, despite no longer squatting.

I haven't squatted, truly squatted, in at least a year. Not split squats, not anything. But I remember what my squat for reps was when I did do squats. And I recently had an opportunity to try it again. I can still do it. Despite basically giving up on squats, I've kept my progress, both in the...

WhatifI‎, 06-25-2020 02:58 PM
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What I learned during Quarentine

So my gym closed for 3 months during the quarantine. I got real scared i was going to lose all my strength. I made it my goal to retain as much as possible with calisthenic workouts in my bedroom. SHOULDERS: For shoulders i tried doing handstand push ups. I couldn't even do 1 full range of...

DylanDude‎, 06-20-2020 08:38 PM
06-26-2020, 05:12 PM Go to last post
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Uneven shoulders

My shoulders are uneven and I do not know what is the problem and how to fix it. Can someone help me out?

pr3ssa‎, 06-07-2020 10:52 AM
06-26-2020, 03:51 PM Go to last post
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How to do a pull up?

I have lost so much Weight but can’t seem to go enough pull up. I can do 2 at a time but not in good form so what would help me? I do push ups and dips. I just started lifting weights again since I can go to the gym.

helpmeout1‎, 06-21-2020 07:25 AM
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Workout program with basic equipments

Hi there, I am very out of shape and planning to resume working out (at home this time) after 6 months. All I have is a yoga mat, a yoga/balance ball, 15 kg weights, two sets of dumbbells and a 4 ft barbell. Is there any good workout program that you can recommend for me? Thanks!

patw0019‎, 06-03-2020 11:47 AM
06-26-2020, 03:23 PM Go to last post
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Post Looking for alternatives..

Hi all, Not new to the gym but due to Covid, i have had forced time away, like a lot of us have. Unfortunately, with a new child i have had no motivation to work out at home. While away, i was diagnosed with lumbar region arthritis - not a bad effort for a 40 year old but life goes on. But...

PE10‎, 06-19-2020 06:33 AM
06-26-2020, 11:17 AM Go to last post
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Push up form for chest emphasis

What's better, wide hand width or slight elbow flare? I find that I can't do a combo without joint pain. They both feel about the same. Edit: are you... Supposed to keep them flared out for wide push ups? That's weird, it feels a bit like my shoulders are in danger. Strange that I'm able to...

Xpiro‎, 06-17-2020 04:51 PM
06-26-2020, 11:08 AM Go to last post
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Adding Dumbbell Flys To Chest Routine

What was the effect to you chest development after adding flat and/or incline dumbbell flys to you routine. Was it: a) very little effect b) affected certain areas a little or slightly improved shape c) made a major difference in the size of your chest. Arnold said it is c. In Education...

oldguy1961‎, 06-14-2020 05:46 AM
06-26-2020, 11:01 AM Go to last post
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Triceps lateral head wont grow

hey all, i would consider my self as an intermediate lifter with a body fat percentage of 15% give or take, when i do triceps exercises i tend to focus more on lateral and long head head and i have gained a lot of strength of strength gains but im missing the damn horseshoe action when i flex my...

AlistarWannabe‎, 06-26-2020 07:10 AM
06-26-2020, 10:26 AM Go to last post
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Growing hips/side butt

So my butt is pretty square from the back and my it pretty much makes me look square from the front too. I also hold fat in my lower back which doesn’t help. However, from the side it is bubbly and perky. I have a 26 inch waist and 38 inch hips, how do I grow my hips?

Adri0124‎, 06-14-2020 01:51 AM
06-26-2020, 10:19 AM Go to last post
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After an intense workout session, how long does the pump last?

I know that after working on a specific muscle, it will change in appearance due to the increased blood flow. Is there any way to estimate how long this effect lasts on average?

AleksanderKr‎, 06-21-2020 10:15 AM
06-26-2020, 09:55 AM Go to last post
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Shoulder and forearm strength & definition in 8 to 10 weeks

Hi I'm Seeking suggestions on improving workout plan for the following goal for the next 8 to 10 weeks. Goals: Build shoulder and forearm definition/strength ( currently very weak areas) while maintaining general health( thus the 2 HIIT sessions) I'm hoping /thinking that once I bring in some...

Graptor‎, 06-22-2020 11:49 AM
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