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    Everyone is different. I for one need a lot of...

    Everyone is different. I for one need a lot of stretching before lifting weights. If i don't, i get stiff and injured.

    I do a full stretching routine that lasts around 10 minutes, then bike for 5...
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    Hi, I would suggest getting a good mat. I have...

    Hi,
    I would suggest getting a good mat. I have concrete covered by carpet and when i deadlifted and dropped the weight harder than usual, the entire bar jolted up into my wrists. You can also damage...
  3. Thread: Squat Stands

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    If possible, look for a power rack. It took some...

    If possible, look for a power rack. It took some time, but i found mine used that was not too expensive and it was well worth every penny. I couldn't do without a rack now.
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    Hi, I'm in the same boat you are. I have to...

    Hi,
    I'm in the same boat you are. I have to loose weight but i want to gain some muscle at the same time. I'm no expert - just a beginner but here is what is working for me. I do the starting...
  5. hernia belt - has anyone ever lifted with one?

    Hi,
    I'm new to weights. I've been doing starting strength for about 6 weeks now. I had started in last november but immediately injured myself with an inguinal hernia. (my second one). I now have...
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    Mark Rippetoe has a chapter or part of a chapter...

    Mark Rippetoe has a chapter or part of a chapter on the subject in Starting Strength.
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    Here's the model i have:...

    Here's the model i have:
    http://ecx.images-amazon.com/images/I/5168GFAA4HL._SS500_.jpg
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    I got a good bench from sears. They have good...

    I got a good bench from sears. They have good solid models and most of their stuff is not on their website. Best thing to do is pop by and see what they have. Where i am, there are not many stores...
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    Hi, By reading starting strength, you're not...

    Hi,
    By reading starting strength, you're not supposed to have your thumb around the bar. At first i didn't like the idea but after i got some of the form down and got a bit more flexible-- the bar...
  10. I had one at the age of 18 on the left side. i...

    I had one at the age of 18 on the left side. i was operated back then but was told that my right side was also week.
    I've lived with a week right side for 22 yrs. The hernia came out about 2 weeks...
  11. wow -- you lifted unitl surgery!! That's...

    wow -- you lifted unitl surgery!! That's encouraging.

    Did you have any pain? What's weird is that when i lift -- i don't have any pain. It's when i stop -- it's non-stop but a dull pain.
  12. Diagnosed with a hernia -- question for after operation

    Hi,
    I was diagnosed with a hernia on my right side. (inguinal). I guess that stops my weight lifting dead cold.

    I'm new at this and i'm at my 3rd week with the starting strength routine by...
  13. I'm 40 and want to loose weight. I also want to...

    I'm 40 and want to loose weight. I also want to gain in size.

    I have a big belly and my profile lying down, i must look like a volkswagon beetle. ;)

    I weigh 180 and wanted to get up to 190...
  14. On day off (rest day), is it ok to do cardio?

    I'm new to this and was wondering if it's ok to do 30 minutes of Elleptical on the day i'm resting from a routine?
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    I can't post a link because i don't have 10 posts...

    I can't post a link because i don't have 10 posts yet. (that's the message i had when i tried originally.
    in ebay search, just enter 260178243199 and the item will show up.
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    Power cage question

    Hi,
    Has anyone purchased this cage and what do you think of it?

    It's ebay item 260178243199.
    thanks
    charles.
  17. Hi, I have a question about benching with out a spotter

    Hi,

    I'm new to this and started lifting weights at home a few weeks ago. So far so good as i like it and i feel better.

    Because of my time constaints, i can't make it to a gym so i work out at...
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