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    Rehab/high reps

    Hi: I was recently diagnosed with colon cancer and have a temporary ostomy (for 6 months). I will undergo 6 months of chemo, too. I will need to stay away from the gym (germs and I'd have to wear a...
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    Yes, I did mean INCREASE the weight. Haha

    Yes, I did mean INCREASE the weight. Haha
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    The advantages of varying reps?

    What is the advantage of varying your reps and decreasing the weight load as you go down? For example, doing 15 reps for the first with the highest weight, less for the second set with a lighter...
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    First impressions of Maximus

    I discovered a large box on my front porch today and was excited to see it was my Maximus order!

    Tried it today after a pretty intense workout, and this is what I think so far:

    It's pretty damn...
  5. Thread: Frustrated

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    Well, I can never guarantee myself that I won't...

    Well, I can never guarantee myself that I won't get sick. Since my immune system is supressed, it's always a risk. I always wash my hands, eat well, get plenty of rest and stay away from people who...
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    Frustrated

    This is more of a vent than a question.

    I feel like I can never get to where I want to be physically. First, let me give you some background. I am a bilateral lung transplant recipient. I am very...
  7. Thread: Should I?

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    The program doesn't have me doing the same thing...

    The program doesn't have me doing the same thing for 6 months. It's a progressive routine; different exercises from every few weeks or so.

    I do think I will go forward to the next level in a few...
  8. Thread: Should I?

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    Static lunges dumbbell lying rown dumbbell...

    Static lunges
    dumbbell lying rown
    dumbbell shoulder press
    crunches
    dumbbell bench step
    pushup hold
    standing single-leg calf raise
    dumbbell hammer curl
    dumbbell tricpes kickback
  9. Thread: Should I?

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    Should I?

    I am following the beginner's program from the book, "The Book of Muscle" by Ian King and Lou Schuler.

    They say to begin with this 6-month program if you're a complete beginner or have been...
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    Muscle confusion

    This seems like a pretty interesting method. But how “confused” do my muscles have to get for them to grow? How often do I change up my routine? Thanks.
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    When to increase weight?

    I am looking to add some planned discipline to my weight training workouts so I can see some better results. I am in no way a bodybuilder, I just want to get and look stronger. I plan to work out...
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    WOW! I wish I had your level of class and...

    WOW! I wish I had your level of class and personality.
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    2 a days

    I don't plan on working out my legs 2x day. I am pleased with my progress in that area. Any other words of wisdom?
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    Weight training 2x day?

    I've just wrapped up my fall semester and will have nearly a month off before spring semester. My class schedule didn't allow me to work out as much as I'd wanted.

    I was thinking about doing...
  15. Thread: Being Sick

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    Exercise supresses the immune system for several...

    Exercise supresses the immune system for several hours afterward which could make you sicker. Rest and get better.
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    I DO have a leg and abs routine, I just didn't...

    I DO have a leg and abs routine, I just didn't post it. I'll adjust my splits some. Thanks for the advice.
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    Forgive me if my exercise names aren't correct....

    Forgive me if my exercise names aren't correct. There are some I just had to name myself! :)

    Shoulders, Chest, Back – Wednesday & Saturday

    Wednesday

    Shoulders

    Machine shoulder press...
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    Workout variations

    Right now, I have 2 separate workout plans for each muscle group to do during the week (one one one day, the other the next time, and then back again). I feel like I'd get a better realm of exercise...
  19. Thread: Shake timing

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    You're right. I do workout my legs and I aim to...

    You're right. I do workout my legs and I aim to get stronger. But I'm really concentrating on my upper body because I'm NOT where I want to be strength-wise there.

    Thanks for the good wishes.
  20. Thread: Shake timing

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    Thanks for the advice. The liquid thing makes...

    Thanks for the advice. The liquid thing makes sense. I'll eat the shakes at breakfast and then in the late afternoon after I work out.

    I don't do a lot of lifting for my legs. I'm where I want to...
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