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    Thanks for the input! I lift at home by myself,...

    Thanks for the input! I lift at home by myself, so I never get to bounce ideas off from people. Fear. Fear paralyzes people. Satisfaction in goals completed. I guess that's what really drives...
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    A question of conscience

    First off, let me start by saying that my life is dedicated to my Creator. I know this is a controversial subject, and maybe not appropriate for these forums. I'm looking for insite from those of ...
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    My hip hurts when I squat AND when I lift my leg....

    My hip hurts when I squat AND when I lift my leg. Sucks. I've been off for two weeks now. It feels a little better. Also, I'm sleeping a little better and my mood is better. I think a break was...
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    Noted. In my other topic I mentioned my hip...

    Noted. In my other topic I mentioned my hip pain. It only began as of recently, so I'm not so sure it's flexibility as some have noted. It's deep in my hip and happens when my femur becomes...
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    225 Bench PR

    Finally, after three years of on and off lifting, I hit 225 on bench! I'm 9 weeks into Bill Starr's 5x5 and it's coming along nicely. Progression of weights and keeping records have helped me focus...
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    I think I found the problem. ...

    I think I found the problem. http://www.sportsinjuryclinic.net/cybertherapist/front/frontthigh/recfemrupinflam.htm

    Should I back off on the squats for a while. Maybe sub some lunges and lighter...
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    I do about a 5 minute ROM warm up. I really...

    I do about a 5 minute ROM warm up. I really haven't been stretching afterwards anymore. Maybe I should be. I've been lax because of the time factor. But I'm only cheating myself. Ugh. Thanks...
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    Hip problems on squat

    I'm 7 weeks into Bill Starr's 5x5 and I can't complain. I haven't plateaued yet and my numbers keep climbing. However, I'm having some tightness/pain in my left hip on the front side. It has...
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    Week 1 Wednesday Squats: 115x5, 155x5, 185x5,...

    Week 1
    Wednesday

    Squats: 115x5, 155x5, 185x5, 185x5
    Military's: 65x5, 85x5, 105x5, 115x3
    Deads: 135x5, 185x5, 225x5, 235x5
    Abs

    Need to pace the ramp ups a little more on deads, Also, went...
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    I took a year off after I started a job as a...

    I took a year off after I started a job as a drywaller. Tough stuff. It's amazing how much you can lose in a year. But it's coming back fairly quickly.
    Decided to start the Bill Starr 5x5.
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    So lifting barefoot at home? Good/Bad? Some...

    So lifting barefoot at home? Good/Bad? Some input?
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    Spreadsheets?

    Is there a pick-and-choose spreadsheet for lifting (type/reps/weight) somewhere so I don't have to create one? One that I can customize for my routine possibly? It would be nice to just slap...
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    Rope climb/ pullups

    So I don't have a pullup bar at my home gym, but I do have a knotted rope. Just wondering about the ROM and effectiveness of using a rope to do pullups. Seems like it hits the lats pretty decent,...
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    http://a898.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/22/l...

    http://a898.ac-images.myspacecdn.com/images01/22/l_32bfd9e58a2c1600e5bac2d366943ba9.jpg
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    Here here!

    Here here!
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    Kettlebell question

    How effective is Kettlebell training for strength and flexiblity? Seems like it would damage joints and soft tissue from excessive strain and jerking.
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  17. Thread: I'm Cured!

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    I'm Cured!

    Now I know people will bash the term "hardgainer", but I've had acid-reflux, heartburn, and diarrhea for about 15 years of my life. A physician told me to take prilosec or someother extended release...
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    Woot! :hump: I set a new squat max today. 300. ...

    Woot! :hump: I set a new squat max today. 300. I then attempted 315, but I was too drained from the rest. REAALLLLYYYY close to being able to bench 225. If I can hit those next week, I have reach...
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    Started a new set scheme. Don't go to failure...

    Started a new set scheme. Don't go to failure often, low reps. No more than 5. Heavy weights though. Feels good so far. I'm not drained after the workout, but I'm still incredibly sore the next...
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    "...by training to failure each time you train...

    "...by training to failure each time you train you are going set your nerve cells into a constant state of inhibition leading you to tax the CNS far to much through the increased out put of...
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