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  • 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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    My high school coaches (back in the 90s) taught...

    My high school coaches (back in the 90s) taught me that if I squat or deadlift without a belt, I was going to get every form of hernia that exists and rupture every vertebra in my back, and it was...
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    Potassium supplements?

    Is anyone taking potassium supplements? I am an exceptionally heavy sweater, and if I don't supplement potassium, I crash hard.

    A couple years ago I discovered potassium bicarbonate, which I mix...
  • I've taken a lot of the great advice here to...

    I've taken a lot of the great advice here to heart.

    One of the reasons why I have been doing so many variations is learning what exercises and form makes good connections.

    I revamped my...
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    Favorite glute exercises?

    I'm trying to find more effective ways to hit the glutes without doing "perv humps" with the cable machines or barbell thrusts. I rarely care what other people think but I draw the line at giving...
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    You can hit the lower/middle traps with proper...

    You can hit the lower/middle traps with proper form on dumbell shrugs. Use lighter dumbbells, do this seated.

    Look at the first exercise Johnny Jackson shows in this video.

    Well apparently I'm...
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    Just wanted to update everyone with some things...

    Just wanted to update everyone with some things I've discovered, success I've had, largely as a result of this thread.

    First, for traps, I needed to get straps to help hold heavier weight. The...
  • Landmine bar : What are the best exercises this setup does?

    I only recently noticed that my local gym even has a landmine setup (extra bar and pivot hinge) , I've never seen it being used until the other day.

    I'm considering adding some landmine exercises...
  • Yes obviously. What I posted was just today....

    Yes obviously. What I posted was just today. Tomorrow is leg day. I'm doing two day splits.

    I'm cycling through 8 different workouts (day 1 through day 8) that takes me 2-3 weeks to complete. All...
  • Every day is different so I can't really say...

    Every day is different so I can't really say specifically, but today I did 4 different bench press variations, 3 different lat pulldown variations, reverse easybar curls, cable curls, tricep push...
  • Understood. That's kinda what I am doing, so I'm...

    Understood. That's kinda what I am doing, so I'm glad to hear this suggested.




    Glad to hear this, it's roughly what I'm doing.

    I actually have a rotation of 4 different upper days and 4...
  • Agreed with Coach. If you can hit 10 reps easy,...

    Agreed with Coach. If you can hit 10 reps easy, up the weight and try again.

    Record your weights/reps for next time. I love the Strong app for this. It always tells you what weight/rep you did...
  • Setting up routine for chaotic schedules

    Good day all,

    I have a fairly chaotic schedule. I end up working out on seemingly random days, which is the byproduct of working 50hrs/wk and having a busy family.

    I usually can get a good 2...
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