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    Mike Matthews has a good 2 day a week workout...

    Mike Matthews has a good 2 day a week workout program: How to Maintain Muscle and Strength with Minimal Exercise | Muscle For Life

    So does Jim Wendler: Training Templates That Kick Ass – 2...
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    Incline treadmill sprints (with the power turned...

    Incline treadmill sprints (with the power turned off to mimic sled pushing). 15 second sprints/60 second rest.

    I'm gassed after 3 sets... but I shoot for 5.

    Also, tabata style...
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    Yeah, sometimes working out while I'm sick makes...

    Yeah, sometimes working out while I'm sick makes me feel better.

    Depends on how much sleep I've gotten though. If I'm low on sleep it's better for me to rest.
  4. That's a great idea... I'm going to do that the...

    That's a great idea... I'm going to do that the next time I lift.

    Probably in between sets of my assistance lifts though.
  5. What's the Longest Deload You've Taken? How Was Strength Affected?

    I'm fasting for Ramadan (I'm Muslim, gasp!)

    I'm busy with a lot and am prioritizing family/social gatherings and prayer so I am using this month as a planned deload.

    Just wondering if you've...
  6. How Much Sleep Do You Get? (especially if you have kids)

    To all the parents on this forum, are you getting enough sleep?

    I either fall asleep with my kids at 8:30, or I'll stay up until 11:30 and wake up around 5 or so.

    Soooo tired, especially on...
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    I'm 33, 5'10", and weight 161 pounds. Here's...

    I'm 33, 5'10", and weight 161 pounds. Here's where I'm at:

    Deadlift: I did 315 x 6 on Monday (I'm upping it to 325)
    Squat: I did 240 x 6 last Monday (upping to 250)
    Bench: 190 x 4 last Thursday...
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    How much do you weigh? That will help predict if...

    How much do you weigh? That will help predict if you can hit your target numbers.

    Like you said, your Press goal is aggressive, but it can be done.

    It's very wise that you're focused on form.
  9. Thread: Taking a break

    by rimam1
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    Life happens. Don't stress about it. If you...

    Life happens. Don't stress about it.

    If you can, try to view this as a planned deload. Like others have mentioned, if you're lifting intensely already, you may come back even stronger than you...
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    I never had that experience. In fact, coffee has...

    I never had that experience. In fact, coffee has never kept me up or gotten me wired, even when I wasn't a coffee drinker.

    I don't think I'd ever give it up unless I absolutely had to. It helps me...
  11. Cinnamon in your coffee anyone? I was mixing a...

    Cinnamon in your coffee anyone? I was mixing a spoonful of cinnamon in my instant coffee in the morning. Tasted really good, plus I got the benefits of cinnamon (better blood sugar regulation, etc.)...
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    I'll have to look up what a potato hack is, but...

    I'll have to look up what a potato hack is, but when I lift, I'll take some bcaa's and strong black coffee, sweetened with stevia.

    My lifts are always better with coffee.
  13. Free Download: Reverse Pyramid Training worksheet (for size & strength)

    I've done Starting Strength and Stronglifts 5 x 5. Then I moved to Wendler 5/3/1. I've loved all of them and made consistent progress.

    Now that I'm an intermediate lifter, I could stick with...
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    If you have a lifting log, add the pullups on...

    If you have a lifting log, add the pullups on rest days (if that's what you want to do) and see how it affects your lifts.

    You feel good, hitting your reps/weight, not feeling burned out... do...
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    Glad it helped!

    Glad it helped!
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    I agree with RichMahogany that they're the best....

    I agree with RichMahogany that they're the best. I just can't find them most places.

    I saw a GREAT recipe on YouTube to make your own Quest bars in 3 ingredients. Whey, flavoring (whatever you...
  17. Thread: Salmon anyone?

    by rimam1
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    Costco has canned salmon. 6 cans for like 12...

    Costco has canned salmon. 6 cans for like 12 bucks. It's wild caught (they have a farmed version too)
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    That article was GREAT. Thanks for sharing... ...

    That article was GREAT. Thanks for sharing...

    "The below-parallel squat is the best exercise in the entire catalog for whole-body strength, power, balance, coordination, bone density, joint...
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    That's a respectable amount of weight... great...

    That's a respectable amount of weight... great job.

    I noticed you weren't fully parallel (that might be on purpose though... I'm not criticizing)

    I find that I have to fight leaning forward as...
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    I understand the food issue. Broccoli can be...

    I understand the food issue. Broccoli can be offensive. We have a poor guy at our job who likes to eat fish salan (Pakistani/Indian fish curry).

    I'm Pakistani and I think it smells great, but he's...
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    How Many Tiimes Do You Train Per Week?

    I'm 33 with two little kids (7 and 4). I have a 2 hour daily commute and then I have to eat dinner, play with the kids, help give baths (if they're lucky), and then put them to bed.

    I'm only able...
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    How Much Water Do You Drink Per Day?

    Everyone knows the importance of drinking water (or they should).

    It is vital and helps with recovery, flushing out toxins, aiding weight loss, etc.

    The question is, are you drinking enough?...
  23. I agree with EatMoveSleep. Start moving and...

    I agree with EatMoveSleep. Start moving and eventually start lifting weights using a program like Stronglifts 5 x 5 or something.

    Lots of women lift weights... even Marilyn Monroe did.
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    Watch this video. Don't be like "Yolo Omar". Be...

    Watch this video. Don't be like "Yolo Omar". Be like "Smart Omar"

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ru0scbx8DuI
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    I know this has been said before, but tracking...

    I know this has been said before, but tracking calories is going to help you hit your goals.

    If you've hit a plateau, you need to figure out how much you're currently eating (calories and macros)...
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