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  1. 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...
  5. Thread: Salmon anyone?

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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?...
  11. 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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    Jason from JMaxFitness.com has a really good...

    Jason from JMaxFitness.com has a really good article about this. He went into the science and concluded that .82 grams per pound of bodyweight is optimal (most people round up and say 1 gram per...
  15. One of the Dumbest Things I've Done in the Gym

    I'm doing Reverse Pyramid Training and was squatting 240 x 6 today (it's light-weight compared to most of you guys, I know :-)

    Anyways, I was doing my last rep and was having a hard time getting...
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    Here's What I Buy (at Costco) to Stay Lean

    I like to stick to the same things: Greek yogurt, chocolate almonds, frozen blueberries, protein powder, tuna, salmon, eggs, and frozen broccoli. I buy chicken breast and ground beef for my meats. I...
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    Kirkor, totally agreed. I think it's a pretty...

    Kirkor, totally agreed.

    I think it's a pretty smart way to go about training/nutrition. And fasting is definitely beneficial, whether it's Leangains or other methods.

    I just like it because...
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    That was the truth econ. Here's some more...

    That was the truth econ.

    Here's some more truth from Elliott Hulse:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MG3MQfIBEO8
  19. That sounds good too. I can only find fat free...

    That sounds good too.

    I can only find fat free greek yogurt at Costco. They have it at Whole Foods but I like to buy it in bulk (plus there's a CC 3 minutes from my job
  20. I'm not 100% paleo/primal, so I can't really...

    I'm not 100% paleo/primal, so I can't really speak to what Gary T. and Mark say.

    What works for me is two tubs of plain greek yogurt from Costco (Kirkland brand... I know, it's 0 fat, but...
  21. By the way, don't hate yourself... eating bad is...

    By the way, don't hate yourself... eating bad is not a crime.
  22. I know how you feel. I work at a deskjob and...

    I know how you feel. I work at a deskjob and people bring crappy snacks in all the time (oh yeah, I have kids and sometimes we get snacks at home) Here's what I do:

    skip breakfast and drink lots...
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    +1 to chima_p's comment. I'm intermittent...

    +1 to chima_p's comment.

    I'm intermittent fasting, but there's nothing magical about it.

    It helps suppress hunger, makes it easier to control/track calories, and requires less prep time (I...
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    I remember Alan Aragon saying something about the...

    I remember Alan Aragon saying something about the body not burning muscle that easily.

    I'm really big on personal experience. I am currently on a cut and my strength levels are down... or I'm not...
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    I was benching last week and I think my shoulders...

    I was benching last week and I think my shoulders came up a little bit. I didn't feel anything in the gym, but the day after my tendon feels like it "sticks" when I move my right arm to the left.
    ...
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