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  • Thanks everyone for the tips. Like I said, I...

    Thanks everyone for the tips. Like I said, I know I shouldn't be programming my own routine but I've been unsuccessful at finding a routine that meets my weird constraints.

    First, I typo'd on...
  • Flailing About Trying to Create an Early Intermediate Program for Cutting. Critique?

    I'm 5'11'' 250lbs. I want to cut down to 215, maybe even 200 depending on how I look at 215.

    My current maximums that I've actually done are:
    Deadlift: 375x1
    Bench: 226x2
    Squat: 243x4 (still...
  • What is Wrong with this Rep-Goal Beginner/Intermediate Routine?

    I'm requesting feedback as to what is wrong with this routine. This isn't even a routine I'm running or anything, and I'm sure it has plenty of problems, I'm just curious to hear what those problems...
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    The single most important thing, the thing that...

    The single most important thing, the thing that is WAY, WAY, WAY more important than being on a good routine, taking some random supplements, and having an optimal diet, is to get into the habit of...
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    Rep Goal Intermediate Programs?

    Hello,

    I'll be moving into intermediate programming soon (next month or 2), which will also coincide with a long cut (35-40lbs). I also still need to continue to focus on my form, particularly in...
  • Choosing Intermediate Program for Long Cut

    Based on my decreasing rate of progress on a beginner program, I suspect I'll be ready to move into an intermediate program within the next 1-2 months. I also want to move into a long cut when I move...
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    I am on the F5 beginner program. 1. My...

    I am on the F5 beginner program.

    1. My biggest problem on heavy back squats is that I sometimes end up doing the "good morning squat" thing. Did it today for my last couple reps at 243lbs. A...
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    The absolutely by far most important thing at...

    The absolutely by far most important thing at this stage is doing something you enjoy consistently doing. Just get in the habit of 3x week exercise for at least 1-2 months and improving your diet...
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    Having a great time with the beginner routine. ...

    Having a great time with the beginner routine. Switched after about a year off-and-on on allpro.

    In particular my overhead press was STUCK at 99lbs on allpro, but its shot up on F5 and I'll be at...
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    Lat Pulldown to Chin-Ups Transition

    I'm doing the Fierce 5 Beginner program.

    An issue is that I've maxed out the lat pulldown machine, but I'm still way too weak to do 3x8 chin-ups.

    I can do 3x10 with the maxed lat pulldown...
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    Can I use barbell lat pullovers as a sub for lat...

    Can I use barbell lat pullovers as a sub for lat pulldown? I've maxed out the lat pulldown machine and I'm still too fat/weak for chins. Equipment-wise I only have barbell, plates, power rack,...
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    Doing the novice program. 1) In the next week...

    Doing the novice program.

    1) In the next week or two I will have maxed out the lat pulldown machine, but I'm still too fat to do chin-ups (working on the fat thing). Recommended substitute for...
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    Trying the beginner program after awhile on all...

    Trying the beginner program after awhile on all pro.

    All I have are barbells, power rack, benches, and lat pulldown cable machine.

    What can I do for face pulls? I do not have access to nor...
  • My Squat Form is Horrible - Need Advice & How Do I Make a Form Video?

    I've been doing AllPro basically for a couple years on a loooong cut (but with a couple 1-2 month breaks when I fell off the wagon), and I feel like my squat should be better. I started at 55lb...
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    Sticky: Can I do the barbell pullover as described on...

    Can I do the barbell pullover as described on exrx? http://www.exrx.net/WeightExercises/LatissimusDorsi/BBPullover.html

    I don't have access to dumbells.
  • Whether or not you are still classified as a...

    Whether or not you are still classified as a beginner is not based on whether you have weight trained for 2 years but whether you have legitimately exhausted your beginner gains.

    In the Fierce 5...
  • Beginner routines have the fastest progression. ...

    Beginner routines have the fastest progression. The move from beginner to intermediate is to slow down your progression in light of the fact that you will no longer be able to progress as fast as a...
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    Sticky: Just had test day. Failed squats at 199...

    Just had test day.

    Failed squats at 199 (7/6/5)
    Passed bench at 177
    Passed (barely) BOR at 138
    Failed (barely) OHP at 94 (12/11)
    Passed SLDL at 133
    Passed Lat Pulldown at 140

    I really...
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    Sticky: Hey, So week 5 heavy day (i.e. test day) is...

    Hey,

    So week 5 heavy day (i.e. test day) is tomorrow (Tuesday)

    Only problem is, I spent the last couple days (Sun, Mon) with a bad stomach bug. I'm feeling quite a bit better now but still not...
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    Sticky: I was thinking about this routine after I finish...

    I was thinking about this routine after I finish a long cut that I'm currently doing with allpro. This will be in a few months but anyways I'm still curious...

    Hey for the fullbody version, I was...
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