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  1. Thread: Close call

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    Close call

    I workout @home using a power rack. I'm always super cautious about checking the safety bar before starting my workouts. This time, I didn't do that cuz I was exhausted. I had just done 4 sets of...
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    Are these symptoms of over-training?

    For the last 2 months I've been benching heavy(85-95% 1RM) every 3 to 4 days.

    I typically do 4 sets. My 1st set is with approx. 85% of my 1rm. I then add 5lbs for each successive set. With this...
  3. Thread: Scary story

    by bc2004
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    Scary story

    http://www.msnbc.msn.com/id/7265804/

    Scary story. Made me cringe even though I use a power rack. I hope the welds on my rack hold and that it never experiences a structural failure.
  4. Dangerous to lift head off bench when benching?

    Sometimes, when lifting really heavy, i lift my head up off the bench while straining to push the weight back up. is this dangerous? Should one's head always be resting on the bench? what could...
  5. if you morons have nothing to add to this thread...

    if you morons have nothing to add to this thread except to attack his religion, stfu because the jokes on you.

    and i'm an atheist, in case u were wondering.
  6. I'm sure a lotta ppl are wondering..but what...

    I'm sure a lotta ppl are wondering..but what exactly do these missions entail? Can you give us some examples of what types of missions mormons undertake? I'm curious and haven't heard of it before..
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    soba, don't let ppl make fun of u...in time...

    soba, don't let ppl make fun of u...in time you'll make gains and look much bigger and be much stronger!! don't lose heart..!!

    you do have potential...one look at your fiery red eyes and we can...
  8. Thread: Hip injury

    by bc2004
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    Hip injury

    I have an acetabular labrum tear. I think I got it by some sudden and powerful twisting movements I was doing. It's basically a minor tear in the cartilage that surrounds the hip socket where the...
  9. Thread: Rotator cuffs

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    Sounds like the majority of you think working out...

    Sounds like the majority of you think working out the rotator cuffs is a good idea, even if it's as a preventive measure. I noticed that the musclemedia increase your bench program has rotator cuff...
  10. Thread: Rotator cuffs

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    Rotator cuffs

    Is it necessary to work out the rotator cuffs in addition to other shoulder exercises? I don't do too much shoulder work. I do incline BP which hits my anterior delts, some lateral raises for my...
  11. "Critical Bench" boost your bench press program

    Have any of you guys bought the book and tried the program? I was looking for bench press articles and I found it. I'm wondering if it's a ripoff or if it's actually a decent program like the...
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    thanks guys..it was pretty tough...but i managed...

    thanks guys..it was pretty tough...but i managed to blast those reps out...just keep workin hard and u'll get there too eventually...
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    Keith...if you don't mind, what are your PRs in...

    Keith...if you don't mind, what are your PRs in your core lifts? I've always wondered what kind of progression one would make over the course of several years, especially since I'm relatively new to...
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    i wanna be able to lift insane weights without...

    i wanna be able to lift insane weights without gainin too much weight..im 6'0 and 180lbs..i dont wanna weigh more than 200lbs..and i wanna be able to bench squat and deadlift ridiculous weights..like...
  15. Thread: power racks

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    here's mine...best purchase i've made in a long...

    here's mine...best purchase i've made in a long time by far
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    can we not convert this into a thread that...

    can we not convert this into a thread that debates whether or not incline presses are useful? I'm a believer that they are, and am soliciting responses from like-minded folks :)
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    I am definitely doing inclines...the only...

    I am definitely doing inclines...the only question I have is how much of an incline to use..
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    Incline Bench Press

    My bench in my home gym allows for several adjustments, ranging from -20 degrees to 85 degrees. There's only one decline position(-20), but several incline positions. My question is, what degree of...
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    there have been several excellent suggestions so...

    there have been several excellent suggestions so far and i thank everyone who has responded....i have an idea..it might be crazy but here goes..

    do u guys think it's a bad idea to alternate splits...
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    i'm lookin for strength and size, with special...

    i'm lookin for strength and size, with special emphasis on strength in the chest and legs..whilst workin within the limitations of a basic home gym(rack, bench, weights, barbell, chinup bar, ezcurl...
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