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  1. Thread: Snow Day!!!!

    by Nixxta
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    Yeah, it's awesome. School was closed today and...

    Yeah, it's awesome. School was closed today and will be tomorrow as well... It was nasty today... Just rained and iced over.
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    I don't make it in that early, but since...

    I don't make it in that early, but since seriously committing myself to weightlifting I find that I can't wait to get back to the gym. The rest days don't bother me because I know they're the other...
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    You had a 33% increase in your bench 24%...

    You had a
    33% increase in your bench
    24% increase in your squat
    16% increase in your deadlift

    Right now you're making the most gains on your upper body, so I'd take the advice below and extend...
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    Ask management about a squat rack... If they...

    Ask management about a squat rack... If they don't see a need for one, find another gym. This sounds sarcastic but I'm serious. I know it isn't realistic for everyone, but where I'm at there's a...
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    Also, what are your set/reps like when doing...

    Also, what are your set/reps like when doing squats? Besides going to parallel or lower, you need to make sure you're being challenged with the weight. The only person who will know this is you. ...
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    How low are you going on your squats? The...

    How low are you going on your squats? The problem with the smith is that it forces you into a fixed ROM which can cause problems. Your body needs to be able to move freely. If you're not going to...
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    I second the comments on doing RDL's and lunges. ...

    I second the comments on doing RDL's and lunges. Besides ATF squats, the RDL's and lunges will kick your a**, literally. I've recently learned that once I added them to my routine.
  8. Thread: Shrugs?

    by Nixxta
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    Cleans and snatches it is! I'll read up on these...

    Cleans and snatches it is! I'll read up on these and incorporate them in and see how I do with them.
  9. Thread: Shrugs?

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    I don't mind adding them in if it helps. I do a...

    I don't mind adding them in if it helps. I do a good mix of movements on back/shoulder day. Deads have been the first exercise where I've actually felt really good trap stimulation. I'm sure I...
  10. Thread: Shrugs?

    by Nixxta
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    Shrugs?

    Since I've been doing deads, I've noticed my traps getting hit pretty good- at least they feel as though they've been hit good after the fact... Are shrugs considered isolation exercises? Do they...
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    What kinds of mods have you made to the program,...

    What kinds of mods have you made to the program, and how much rest are you getting? Diet and rest are just as important as your time in the gym, so let us know more about these things.
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    I'm definitely feeling the wrath of the squats...

    I'm definitely feeling the wrath of the squats and RDL's today. Love it.
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    Awesome. That's exactly what I needed to know.

    Awesome. That's exactly what I needed to know.
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    Poll: I'm in your boat. I don't take supplements. I...

    I'm in your boat. I don't take supplements. I mainly just eat good food and stay away from empty calories. If you don't get tired of eating, I believe you don't have to take protein. Protein...
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    UPDATE: I did the squats and RDL's today and...

    UPDATE:

    I did the squats and RDL's today and it went great... I do have a question reguarding the RDL's: I did feel it in my hams, but also majorly felt it in lower back. Is this also a lower...
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    Thanks for the input, guys. What do ya'll think...

    Thanks for the input, guys. What do ya'll think about this:

    Squats
    RDL's
    Lunges
    Calve Raises

    Maybe every once in a while mix it up with some glute/ham raises like HB said.
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    Help With Leg Day.

    Hey everyone,
    I'm going to be incorporating squats into my workout finally... I have been doing press, calve raises, hammy curls and leg extensions. Since I'm going to start doing squats I'm...
  18. I was in the gym the other day and saw this big...

    I was in the gym the other day and saw this big dude deadlifting reps of 360. I got all excited because I'm a newbie and had him give me a quick lesson...I wasn't looking to do deads on my leg day,...
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    Well today will consist of a hot grill, some beef...

    Well today will consist of a hot grill, some beef and cold Dunkel. It's gonna be hard, but I'll get through it...
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    How about those spin classes? I've done them in...

    How about those spin classes? I've done them in the past and they're alot of fun... I guess if I eat enough I don't have to worry about it affecting gains, correct?
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