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3 Sets or 1 to failure?
... stand you train each muscle group 3x/week) I've tried training to failure with different numbers of sets. Haven't observed ...
by LUCIAN665
How many sets?????
Indeed, I have a pretty good handle on the pec (dip...chest w/ tri assist) and lat(chin...lattisimus dorsi w/ pectoral assist) workout in my routine.... I was looking for something to work on the ...
by Grogs1
Re: Bruce Lee Bench Press
Well, there is A Bruce Lee who benched 500 lbs. Of course, he lifts in the 145 kg (319 lb) weight class, and did it this year: http://www.usapl-ca.org/records/mensmaster1pl.html However, there is no ...
by javierruizleon
Re: Legendary Abs........does it work?
Hi Maria, Yeah, Legendary Abs is all I've done in the past 26 years, too! I really ripped up last year when I eliminated the wheat and sugar from my diet. I lost 15 pounds of visceral fat I didn't ...
by Jake C
Re: Dumbell deadlift vs squat
I knew someone would disagree. I believe it was mens health I read this in a few years ago, that a study had showed a massive flood of blood serum testosterone when performing all three of the major ...
by Calius
Re: I am just starting out
If you're just starting out, I wouldn't start worrying about supplements at this point, especially if your diet is already rich with protein and complex carbs. The added protein will become an issue ...
by TexasScott
5ft Olympic Bar for Deadlifts?
I've been thinking baout buying a 2nd Olympic Bar (yes I only have one-shudder!) solely to leave on the floor and ready to do Deads at the end of my workout. Af ew of you might of noticed in a ...
by attcas
HST exercise alternation...
Doing two sets of the same excersise will perhapse improve your work capacity for that excersise, maybe sacrificing the frequency benefit if you do it every other workout. Doing two different ...
by lilskank
Range of motion in a wide-grip chin
Hey all, I had my gym 'induction' recently, which was really just running through what I've already been doing with a 'personal trainer,' but I've hit a problem with one of the changes he suggested. ...
by limey
Re: Squats and Hernia
Please don't take this the wrong way, but most people I know who squat that little weight have serious form problems. I'm not even a regular squatter but I've 'fixed' a few in the gym by just ...
by Kebsis
Should I train one body part a day, or...
I am thinking of changing up my routine and was thinking about moving to working out one body part a week, rather than twice (as I have been feeling really drained and wiped out, even with eating ...
by Woodgate
Full body workout
... his is what I'm doing right now: cardio 4 to 5 times a week, about an hour. workout twice a week: 2 sets of ...
by Skyfox 56
Shoulders
i cant seem to get my shoulders sore after 12 good sets of shoulder stuff..i do 10 reps of 100(the max) on the lateral raise machine, with dumbells and i cant go up any more weight without ...
by attcas
Re: QUESTION: Proper form in doing flat bench press
basic research) but my Bench Zen Master has convinced me that it is only the power bench lift that will save the world. So here are two articles from the archives. The first, by Bob Mann, a ...
by Chadwick
Re: 20 rep squats...
reps, second set to failure of 8-12 reps. Great results. I do calf raises in between the squat sets with the same routine. Currently my heavy squat set is with 675 lbs.
by PaulMc Donagh
Re: Dead-lifting question - a real one
Your grip can become a limiting factor using DB's for SLDL. I guess you could use straps. Hex DB sets up to 35 lbs or so are pretty reasonable, but they get pretty expensive above about 50 lbs. I'd ...
by Grog
Re: Usual..how-to beginner questions
If you are lifting weights for general exercise and not to gain loads of mass and/or become a competition body builder, do what makes you comfortable. I'm usually in the gym 3 days on one off now ...
by thunderivergc
Calisthenics routine to replace weight routine, please help
I'm now (well, not now as in NOW, since now I'm getting over being sick again, but was before I got sick and will again soon, well, say after the first) working out every other day doing alternating ...
by bhatia_vishnu
Re: I may be stupid, but ...
Thanks, 75-95 sounds about right. Probably closer to 75 would work out better if I heed Keith's advice to go deep. I gather I should keep the reps pretty high still? I was doing 2 sets of 10.
by bhatia_vishnu
Re: Strength vs Endurance Training
Hindu squats rawk. However, you will be training yourself to do high reps of squats. Which is not necessarily a bad thing, and actually, I have found there to be pretty good crossover from an injury ...
by ufojockey
Re: Higher weight/lower reps or vice versa?
and i would disagree with the general consensus. i think most sets should be less than 15, but that occasional work of higher than that would be beneficial. imo i think that is with the understanding ...
by thunderivergc
Re: Temporary(?) Workout Change-Up (Watson?)
The exercises you do depend on the exercises you've got available and like to do. The reps, sets, and rests depend on what you want to accomplish. A typical scenario might be: Day 1: Push Incline ...
by breezhot
Re: Workout Tunes?
Most of the stuff from Rollins Band's album 'Weight' is cool. I like to juxtapose 'Shine' (Rollins) with 'This is your life' (Dust Brothers - theme to Fight Club'. There's just something about having ...
by Daejii
Re: Using weights during Ab work out..
... of explaining why the things we do in and outside of the weight room work (or don't). Why do three sets? Why do five sets? So far most of the questions I've seen on this ...
by swasta
HOW OFTEN should I train a particular muscle?
... much protein as I can (typically 150 g/day). I find that although I'm constantly increasing weight/sets to continue to 'challenge' or 'shock' my body, my body appears to adjust quickly ...
by limey
Re: Overtraining
... workout 6 days a week and make gains. You'll need to do splits, however, and to limit the number of sets to prevent overtraining. First thing you need to do is to get the hell away from the ...
by LUCIAN665
Re: What exactly is a Superset??
There are different kind of supersets: one involves doing movements for different muscle groups back to back, usually to save time and increase energy output. Another is to target the same muscle ...
by Skyfox 56
Re: Weight/Fat loss question
My $0.02 My personal experience: I recently lost a reasonable amount of weight, 30lb. I used mostly cardio at the start, and later placed more emphasis on weight training. I would recommend using ...
by freeatlast
Sheiko questions
I've just started the Sheiko's beginner's program and have several questions: 1) Any perceived drawbacks to substituting decline bench for flat bench? (Flat hurts my shoulder, and I have no ...
by freeatlast
I need a good one hour workout with weights
Any suggestions???? I am trying to get back into lifting, just to stay fit, but I am having trouble finding time. I plan to work out three days a week for about 1 hour. My problem is I can never get ...
by PR-Text-Links
Re: If im not working to failure...
It's up to you. Let's say that you're 'supposed' to do 5 reps. You grind out the 4th rep and barely get it. Whether you go for that 5th rep is up to how you feel at the time. Sometimes, you'll ...
by oscarferns
Newbie delurking for some questions about routine...
Hello, I'm new to lifting and just getting back in shape after years of, well, just plain laziness and sloth (add gluttony in there as well). In the past year or so I've taken off quite a bit of ...
by paultrr
Re: My routine
Yeah, I noticed that. Seems to be working now. OK, just keep an eye on it. Let your pain be your guide. Don't forget that one well chosen exercise will hit lots of other things indirectly. For ...
by paultrr
Re: One exercise or circuits
Assuming adequate rest between sets, the former takes longer but develops higher limit strength. The latter is somewhat quicker and develops greater work capacity. BTW, as a rock climber, you don't ...
by PR-Text-Links
Re: 1st Rep
... xibility seems like the problem to me. Do some light chest and shoulder stretches and light warm up sets before ...
by ip config
Returning to gym after being sick?
Any tips after missing a week of working out because of feeling sick? Do you reduce the number of sets and reps and take it slow until your muscles are firm once again?
by Kebsis
Improving a throw-in
When I broke my foot last year, I started working on my throw-in (which, for those unfamiliar with, is a two-handed, over-the-head, full-arm-extension toss with a 1# ball, and the feet can't leave ...
by oscarferns
Re: Losing My Man Breasts
As I posted before - I dunno about reducing man ***** through lifting, but some literature suggests avoiding decline bench and flat bench presses to _avoid_ droopy pecs as you age. Flat benches, if ...
by Lil_princess_01
Re: Training once a week
If you have access to equipment, a brief couple sets 2-3x per week will maintain your strength. How long have you used that rep scheme? What are your goals? Strength or hypertrophy?
by Lil_princess_01
Re: Week off before starting HST for 1st time?
Reg... they are now suggesting a 12-14 off period before starting. Now onto Newbie's concerns... Finishing last week of negatives... so far, vast improvements in strength in all lifts. +.5 inch on ...
by Nunikares

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