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  1. C

    Sets and Reps for Leg Extensions

    Trying to grow quads with squats and leg extensions. Squat routine is going great but leg extensions suck. I’m currently doing 8 working sets of 9 reps at 40 Kg for leg extensions but seem to have plateaued. Should I go heavier for less sets and reps or back off weight and up reps and sets?
  2. WoodyAllen

    Basics of getting stronger and/or bigger

  3. P

    Lookings to get a power rack vs squat roack

    I have a home gym with no spotter, weights are getting heavier and i am looking to upgrade to a power rack or squat rack width longer safety arms. I am leaning towards a power rack but i have a few concerns, 1.can safety bars be quickly adjusted and removed? this is to be able to do dead lift...
  4. A

    Pumping iron: Lighter weights just as effective as heavier weights to gain muscle, bu

    New research is challenging traditional workout wisdom, suggesting that lifting lighter weights many times is as efficient as lifting heavy weights for fewer repetitions. It is the latest in a series of studies that started in 2010, contradicting the decades-old message that the best way to...
  5. Swervyn-Ervyn

    Fuckin worst

    Having a fucking dog of a squat session.... Feels way heavier than it is! Hopefully bench will be better after.. Just ranting Fuck this shit
  6. N

    Pain from military press

    About two-3 years ago I broke my collar bone, would this have anything to do with the pain I experience in my left shoulder? It feels like all the muscles are pushing together and overlapping sometimes and it hurts and I have to stop training. Should I keep it light with the bar only until I can...
  7. S

    Heavier weights & less reps vs lighter weights & more reps

    Just wondering what your thoughts are on the type of training to give the best results. Heavier weights with less reps or more reps with lighter weights? I had friends who were given gym programs where there were about 20 reps per set yet when I used to train years ago we did heavier weights...
  8. Sticky

    Power lifting / strongman vids!

    I know that there is a vids thread somewhere, but how about we have one specifically for PL and strong man stuff. Post your vids, then watch in ore...... YouTube - Magnus Onerud,METAL King suit and 391kg squat IPF juniors wr http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P6-0wm7NlYE&feature=player_embedded...
  9. haz

    12 tips to a heavier pull

    The Dirty Dozen: 12 Tips for Heavier Pulls by Tony Gentilcore "Any healthy male under the age of 50 should be able to deadlift at least 400 pounds(182.5kg) within two years of proper training." Not surprisingly, my business partner and fellow TMUSCLE contributor Eric...
  10. S

    Is the Smith Machine Press the same as doing Bench Press??

    I dont have a spotter when im at the Gym so the Smith Machine is a safer option for me i think. Hey just curious is the Smith Machine Press the same as doing a Bench Press or is the bench press a better option for working the chest??
  11. K

    How can I make light weights heavier?

    Hi guys, I've realised I'm not going to have time to head down to my gym tonight (it's not close enough) but I don't want to miss a session so am going to try and squeeze in 30/40 mins using what I have at home - the problem is I don't have a lot of weight so I am looking for ideas to make what...
  12. kindred

    I can press heavier than I can get to the starting position what to do?

    can do standing press heavier than i can get to the starting position. I do standing press outside cause im too tall for it in my shed... o my shed is to small what ever :P I dont know how to power clean properly yet and even if i did have better form i cant power clean that weight :S any...