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  1. i would agree. you have the basics all in place,...

    i would agree. you have the basics all in place, and you can have some fantastic workouts with just that.

    i would say keep the upright rows as they are a very good exercise, but as mcirish said,...
  2. the dips you're doing will help that side of...

    the dips you're doing will help that side of things.

    Try holding a plate between your legs when you can comfortably complete 10-15 reps no problem
  3. Thread: Warm Up Sets

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    i tend to start with strentches, then try and...

    i tend to start with strentches, then try and follow the max ot style of warming up:

    1x 12 reps of a very light weight
    1x 10 reps of a slightly heavier weight

    then into the weight...
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    yer just rest for as long as you need to, but not...

    yer just rest for as long as you need to, but not so much that you loose your intensity.

    you will probably be ready to go again within 2 minutes for smaller muscle groups such as biceps and...
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    Yer I think 16-20 is too many. I rarely perform...

    Yer I think 16-20 is too many. I rarely perform more than 10 heavy sets if it means my workout is going to run over 40 minutes.

    Try 4-6 sets per muscle group
  6. Thread: Home gym

    by richard82
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    i think thats important though, to keep your gym...

    i think thats important though, to keep your gym simple.

    by bringing in too much unneccessary equipment, some people can easily forget that they are there to lift heavy weights in order to...
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    i would agree! a bowflex will restrict your...

    i would agree!

    a bowflex will restrict your range of motion as you dont have any weight to support yourself.

    just the basics of a bench, dumbbells and a barbell is a great starting point and...
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    id agree with the list from your first post. it...

    id agree with the list from your first post. it is definately possible to get the essentials together for $700-$1000.

    even if you cant get everything you want yet such as a decent stereo, you can...
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    Poll: Id go for the choice of my home gym every time. i...

    Id go for the choice of my home gym every time. i do occasionally miss the sociable side of things, but being in a conversation half way through your workout isnt what im there for any way!

    i just...
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    i would agree, using a curb or brick to work your...

    i would agree, using a curb or brick to work your calfs with a dumbbell in hand is very simple but effective. I use one of the legs on my squat rack to do calf raises and find that really works well....
  11. Hi, Targetting the upper back is easier that...

    Hi,

    Targetting the upper back is easier that the lower back by the sounds of it if chin ups and rows aren't a problem.

    Hyper extensions, deadlifts and good mornings are the exercises that tend...
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    To avoid any plateaus, it may be a good idea to...

    To avoid any plateaus, it may be a good idea to change the order in which you perform your exercises every 4 weeks, and do an overhaul of your programme every 8 weeks.
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    I too think you should try using dumbbells for a...

    I too think you should try using dumbbells for a while and see how that goes. Not only will it help you to work the muscles independantly, but the new range of motion will be really good for your...
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    I like to perform side laterals in alot of my...

    I like to perform side laterals in alot of my shoulder workouts and find them effective. Try no to be too strict on your form, although I would agree that if you're swinging the weights, theyre a bit...
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    I have encountered a similar problem myself...

    I have encountered a similar problem myself actually, and did find that having too wide a stance can put your hips under alot of strain at the bottom of the squat.

    I suppose alot of people tend...
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    I agree, trying to gain this much muscle in a...

    I agree, trying to gain this much muscle in a short amount of time will mean you will gain alot of fat.

    Just keep your gains consistant and you pack on muscle without the unwanted extra bulk.
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