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    I can't relate to this. I've very rarely seen...

    I can't relate to this. I've very rarely seen anyone squat 3 plates or pull 4 plates. I know in my case it will likely take a year to get to 1,2,3 if I am consistent, of course there exist untrained...
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    Currently I only have a rough estimate of when I...

    Currently I only have a rough estimate of when I am close to failure. I had thought it was at the point when the bar started slowing down significantly, but in the case of squats, I have recently...
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    Currently I only have a rough estimate of when I...

    Currently I only have a rough estimate of when I am close to failure. I had thought it was at the point when the bar started slowing down significantly, but in the case of squats, I have recently...
  • I don't see a problem occasionally checking your...

    I don't see a problem occasionally checking your phone during rest periods. It is not like you are lifting every second you are in the gym. I use the Strong app on my phone to log my workout so I am...
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    Could you do this in reverse, so start with your...

    Could you do this in reverse, so start with your heaviest weight and go lighter with each set? That way, you lift the heaviest weight when your muscles are least fatigued, which should enable you to...
  • Is there not a risk of muscular imbalance over...

    Is there not a risk of muscular imbalance over time if you train quads and progressively overload on squats, but do nothing for hamstrings? How about adding Romanian deadlifts?
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    I don't do 1 rep maxes assuming this is what is...

    I don't do 1 rep maxes assuming this is what is shown here, but I am at beginner level if I use my 8 rep max. On deadlift my normal 6 rep set puts me between beginner and novice. Probably about right...
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    Poll: I have quite long limbs and have had problems in...

    I have quite long limbs and have had problems in the past getting the barbell squat movement right. I can do bodyweight squats and bar only squats no problem, once I get beyond 40 kg I have to...
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    If it were me I'd have deadlift and squats on...

    If it were me I'd have deadlift and squats on different days, just because both are the most taxing exercises. If you can do both in one session, everything else looks good, lots of good compound...
  • Thread: F/B vs U/L

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    Squats and deadlifts are two of the most taxing...

    Squats and deadlifts are two of the most taxing exercises and if you are moving a decent amount of weight, doing one will negatively impact your ability to do the other. I don't move decent weight...
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    No it isn't, some people are concerned about the...

    No it isn't, some people are concerned about the environmental impacts of conventional farming, and organic produce have less pesticides that build up in your body.
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    When they eat tons of crappy junk food but keep...

    When they eat tons of crappy junk food but keep complaining they are fat, pointing out actions => consequences is worth a try.
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    I had a go with a hack squat machine recently and...

    I had a go with a hack squat machine recently and it aggrevated my knees, even with no weight added. Is this due to bad form or could it be I don't fit the machine very well? I have no ongoing knee...
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    Kg to lbs is easy to do in your head, double then...

    Kg to lbs is easy to do in your head, double then add 10%.
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    My experience is to get hard skin at the base of...

    My experience is to get hard skin at the base of my index and middle fingers, not under the little finger, it is as if you are holding the bar preferentially with that side of your hand. If the skin...
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    I'm a beginner so am just focusing on getting...

    I'm a beginner so am just focusing on getting strong on compound movements for the time being. I am tempted to add direct arm work at some point, as my biceps and triceps do tend to fatigue on...
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    I have never heard of myo reps and having looked...

    I have never heard of myo reps and having looked it up, it looks an interesting way of finishing a workout with an isolation exercise in a challenging and time efficient manner. I will consider...
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    I am using the rep goal method so it is not so...

    I am using the rep goal method so it is not so much about adding weight to the bar, it is about doing more than I did last time, either more weight or more reps.
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    Time. I am doing six exercises per workout and...

    Time.

    I am doing six exercises per workout and it takes me over an hour. Adding bicep/tricep isolation exercises would add another 10 minutes. Due to my evening meal time and peak time at my gym,...
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    Nothing much to add other than perception =/=...

    Nothing much to add other than perception =/= reality. I have recently just restarted lifting and changed gyms, and I am probably the weakest person in my new gym. One thing I am aware of is that...
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