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    Sticky: You are finding some good AirDyne deals. In my...

    You are finding some good AirDyne deals. In my area, they are going for around $300 to 400 currently. That is a lot more than the $20 to $80 I've paid pre-pandemic.
  • This is the internet and we cannot see what your...

    This is the internet and we cannot see what your workout is like. One person's easy workout may be another's hard workout.

    You SAY you are taking it easy, but, sorry, if you are doing burpees, you...
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    Ha, ha. This is funny. EliteFTS has a history of...

    Ha, ha. This is funny. EliteFTS has a history of poor quality for their SSB and other specialty bars. My EliteFTS SSB has crooked collars and lots of weld splatter. It is like they did not even use a...
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    I tweaked my back 25 years ago doing deadlifts....

    I tweaked my back 25 years ago doing deadlifts. After that, about once a year my back would go out, usually from moving furniture. Sometimes it was so bad i could not walk upright.

    A co-worker...
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    This ^^^^^^^^ This ^^^^^^^^ I suggest...

    This ^^^^^^^^



    This ^^^^^^^^

    I suggest you start doing bodyweight exercises. The pushups you are doing are a good start. Do bodyweight squats. Do forward bends. Google bodyweight exercises...
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    Eat less food. It is really as simple as...

    Eat less food.

    It is really as simple as that.

    If you want tips that better target your situation, it would help to give some info on where you are (weight, height, fitness level, gender,...
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    Don't ask me what I think of most trainers. :D ...

    Don't ask me what I think of most trainers. :D

    20 lbs in about 4 months is pretty good. That is a bit over a pound a week, although you probably dropped a lot the first month or two. Although we...
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    I have the manual for the earlier electronic...

    I have the manual for the earlier electronic panel, the one that is rectangular case with rectangular buttons. It describes the following to switch out of Auto-Scroll mode to Manual. I assume it is...
  • Yep. Been there. There were times when I would...

    Yep. Been there. There were times when I would tighten my core during an exercise and get a cramp. Sometimes I would get a knot sticking out, sort of like the baby getting ready to burst out in the...
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    I like the pull-up bar. But . . . I would be...

    I like the pull-up bar. But . . . I would be banging my head on those joists. :)
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    Another option is to use a steel rod with a piece...

    Another option is to use a steel rod with a piece of pipe. The pipe fits between the uprights and the rods go through the uprights and the pipe. This was often done with old-school racks.
  • My rack has holes that are 3" apart. I have two...

    My rack has holes that are 3" apart. I have two boards that are 1" (3/4" actually) thick that I place under my flat bench. This allows me to have my spotter bars at a height that I am comfortable...
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    I will have to try this on my heavier Roundheads....

    I will have to try this on my heavier Roundheads. I have some bent 65 and 75s that need to be straightened. They are too heavy to use the technique I described above.
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    Some advocate using a press to push the handle...

    Some advocate using a press to push the handle into place. I don't have a press and have had little luck pushing or pounding on the handle to straighten DBs.

    But I have straightened 55 and less...
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    micro workouts

    I believe what you are doing are micro-workouts.

    As for the results, it depends on your goals. Doing a set every hour or two will not be the same as doing a full workout all at once. But doing a...
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    Embedded pic for you. Great deal. And they...

    Embedded pic for you.

    Great deal. And they look in great shape.
  • Yes, you can start bodybuilding at age 39. But...

    Yes, you can start bodybuilding at age 39.

    But it is not realistic to think that you can come close to the same growth rate of a 17 year old when you are 37. For starters, a 17 year old is still...
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    If you wish your lifts to be included in the...

    If you wish your lifts to be included in the total, please show your weights added to a running total. Everybody does their own math.



    1,805,221 + 7,650 = 1,812,871
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    Another high volume day. I started GVT a couple...

    Another high volume day. I started GVT a couple weeks ago and I am finally getting the weight dialed in. 10x10 @ 65 supersetted with pulldowns and a 60 second rest.

    + 6500 = 1,787,809
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    I just saw this article and thought of this...

    I just saw this article and thought of this thread:
    https://startingstrength.com/training/going-too-deep-in-the-squat

    Rippetoe advocates for squatting to legal depth, not ATG.

    I do bodyweight...
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