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  1. S

    85-90% load training deadlift

    As a non natural lifter how often should i be lifting an 85-90% load deadlift to increase my strength. I havent been able to make any strength gains on deadlift. Been stuck at 185 for 3 weeks training 3x3 185kg deadlifts wednesday and sundays. I am thinking i over estimated the speed at which my...
  2. F

    Weight lifting belts

    Hey all, I’m after some advice/tips on weight lifting belts as I have never owned or used one before and am not an experienced bodybuilder. At what sort of weight do you start using a belt for your heavy compound lifts and does it stop you building a stronger core? Any advice/tips would be...
  3. D

    How long should my workouts go for?

    My squat day goes for 45min... my bench press workout is 1.5 hrs. Should i be bulking up my squat day? Currently 3 exercises... squat, paused squat and lunges. Or am i hitting my chest too hard... bench press, close grip, db bench, flys, then reverse flys, bicep curl and skullcrushers.... How...
  4. D

    Stronglifts 5x5: how to track progression?

    I've been doing it for 6 months... I can pump out: Squat: 100kg 5 x 5 Bench press: 100kg 5 x 5 Barbell row: 75kg 5 x 5 Overhead press: 50kg 5 x 5 Deadlift: 90kg 5 x 5 My stats are: - 195 cm tall - 140 kg - 29% body fat I have found that deadlift and barbell row are the hardest because my back...
  5. S

    Who is Australias best powerlifter?

    we can divide this up into tested and untested.who in your mind is Aussies numero uno.
  6. S

    Burpees - yay or nay

    I remember back in the mid 80s, my Sister who is a School Teacher and was a Fitness Fanatic explained how Schools had banned P.E. Teachers from getting Students to do Burpees. I think the reason was Lower Back Injuries - the throwing the Feet out behind the Body on going down. The obvious...
  7. G

    Need some program to get started

    Hello, Wanting to get into strength training and fitness and unfortunately I do not have the space for the power rack/barbell/bench etc that would be needed in such a program. I got an awning outside... but to fit a nice quality gym 'outdoor' where wind blows and sand/dust ends up... it is not...
  8. Fadi

    Misdirected energy

    We've all seen some crazy weights been lifted by some very strong Olympic weightlifters; I'm referring to squatting here. You see a middleweight (75kg) weightlifter back squatting something like 290kg the way he just squatted 150 or 200kg. Great so where is this post heading? The point here...
  9. A

    Core goals! – watch this guy with bulging abs of steal get punched in the stomach as

  10. Nikko

    What music do you like to train too??? And why???

    Metal or hard core techno gets the blood pumping
  11. A

    What Causes Side Pain When You Run (And How To Prev

    If you’ve ever had your exercise interrupted by a sharp pain in your side, you’re not alone. Here’s why it happens and how you can try to avoid it in the future. In this video from the SciShow YouTube channel, host Hank Green explains what is really going on inside your body when your pleasant...
  12. A

    What exercises do you find difficult in your home gym?

    given home gym limitations, what exercises have you struggled with
  13. Jungnaut

    Bracing The Core. Whats your trick??

    Alright so we know bracing the core is about getting into a neutral spinal position, pushing the ribcage down through diaphragmic action (like your taking a shit and trying to snap it off at the same time by clenching the ass cheeks), and pretend someone is about to punch you in the guts. What...
  14. A

    What makes a gym "hardcore"?

    What qualities do you think make a gym hardcore? This can be anything from the music to the equipment to more intangible qualities.
  15. Fadi

    Be Inspired

    This thread is all about being inspired and motivated by watching others who have accomplished more than us. Please upload a video clip if you feel it will inspire your other Ausbb Team Mates on here. I only ask we keep this thread clean please. Thank you. LET'S GET HIGH WITH CT PEOPLE! AT...
  16. A

    Why is it called a “medicine ball”?

    Medicine balls, for those of you who haven’t been to a gym or never accidentally kicked one thinking it was like a soccer ball (true story), are heavy weighted balls coming in a variety of sizes and weights (with the biggest we could find ringing in at a whopping 150 pounds) with a diverse range...
  17. Ricko

    Strong Core and Upper Plus Endurance

    So, my job entails me to basically have a strong core, very strong arms, shoulders and back but also requires me to be able to pass regular fitness tests like shuttle runs etc. I'm afraid to do massive squats and go Max rep same with Deadlifts. What sort of training would you guys...
  18. N

    CORE Training - Without much stress on Back

    Hi guys , I was wondering if I can get some advise and suggestions on workout plan that I can follow to strengthen my CORE and loose belly fat . But my concern is my back , 6 months ago I had a slip disk and since then I have some sort of back niggles and minor issues. I always have to very...
  19. B

    Hard Core Workout

  20. J

    Good exercises for core strength?

    What are some good exercises for core strength? Thinking of adding an extra day or so to increase core strength. Thinking overhead squats, hanging leg raise and AB wheel. Any thoughts / suggestions?