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  • Lol, well that list isn't necessarily the actual...

    Lol, well that list isn't necessarily the actual order I do them in. That's kinda the point of the whole post. What order would you approach it?
  • Strength, with hypertrophy as secondary. Not into...

    Strength, with hypertrophy as secondary. Not into any powerlifting competition. I've worked manual labor most of my life so I'm not terribly out of shape, but at 43 I need to err on the side of...
  • What order would you do this leg/back day?

    Here's one of my leg/back day workouts. I do 5-10 minutes on a stair climber and 30-40 light reps cable machines for warmup, so none of these below are warmup sets.

    The problem is I sometimes find...
  • How exactly is that a contradiction? Do you...

    How exactly is that a contradiction?

    Do you think the strap lifts are the ONLY thing I'm doing that improves forearms? What part of this thread did I proclaim that I would forever use straps on...
  • Care to elaborate on what part of my posts you...

    Care to elaborate on what part of my posts you are misreading?

    In my situation, without straps, I cannot deadlift my actual potential..... or rack pull or barbell shrug.

    With the straps, I...
  • This should be rather obvious but since it...

    This should be rather obvious but since it apparently isn't, it's the same reason anyone who uses them needs them.

    I can deadlift a helluva lot more than my grip can hold on to. Especially if...
  • Let me also clarify. I have carpal tunnel in both...

    Let me also clarify. I have carpal tunnel in both hands as well as ingloriously short fingers, I am a short guy. My hands do not wrap around a standard barbell as much as most of you. Straps help...
  • Go load up rack pulls heavier than you can grip,...

    Go load up rack pulls heavier than you can grip, use straps, then see for yourself.

    What is silly (and by silly, I mean outrageously dumb) is allowing the rest of the body be bottlenecked by...
  • No, straps don't cheat your forearms of growth

    Ok so speaking from a few months experience using straps on stuff like deadlift and farmers walk using heavy weights.

    I've ready so many articles claiming that using straps robs your forearms of...
  • It's a valid point, my 2-week cycle (8 total...

    It's a valid point, my 2-week cycle (8 total workout days) include the usual bench press variations, bent over rows, seated rows, lat pulls, a few deadlift variations.
  • No, not consecutive days, that's 2 weeks worth of...

    No, not consecutive days, that's 2 weeks worth of sets. These are the shoulder workouts I do on my upper body days, over a 2 week span. I'll edit my post to correct the way it was worded.

    ...
  • Is this program sufficient for a full shoulder plan?

    Asking if you more experienced lifters consider this routine to be sufficient for a balanced approach to hitting all three heads of the shoulders.

    Assume the rest of the workouts will have similar...
  • Anyone dealing with carpal tunnel syndrome?

    At 43, I am dealing with classic carpal tunnel symptoms (hands going numb, especially the middle and ring finger, but often whole hand) and tingling. Nights are ridiculous, my sleep is really...
  • "Leverage Squat" similar to a Pendulum Squat?

    Squats have always been one of my best exercises but at my age, using the barbell just causes too much pain. Before I cash in my man-card I've been trying other machines in the gym (plate loaded and...
  • I hit the gym this afternoon. I was able to...

    I hit the gym this afternoon. I was able to barbell curl (ez-bar normal width grip) 80lbs 7 reps, this was after 5 sets lat pulldown and 5 sets seated row, so I'm quite confident I could have done 10...
  • Actually unsure, the only barbell curls I've done...

    Actually unsure, the only barbell curls I've done since returning to lifting in July have been higher rep sets with 30s and 40s, because generally speaking Barbells compromise my abused wrists. It's...
  • When to know you've sufficiently exhausted a bicep?

    Biceps seem to be one of those bottomless pit muscles that always seem to be ready for another set of 10 reps to failure after a few minutes.

    I've only been back into lifting since July and I...
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    I'm a novice so take this for what it's worth....

    I'm a novice so take this for what it's worth. When I was a teenager, 1RM was everything. Everything I did in the gym centered around the 1RM. When I graduated it all went to hell because I didn't...
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    If the leg exercises are making you dizzy and...

    If the leg exercises are making you dizzy and causing blurred vision you may be losing blood pressure. My wife (who is NOT a gym goer) struggles with any sort of exercise because of this. I'm pretty...
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    Get the proper food macros (don't skimp on...

    Get the proper food macros (don't skimp on quality protein at all), but then learn how to do exercises that increase muscle mass.

    Basically this:
    1) Ease into it. Start with light weight for the...
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