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  1. A

    Use The RPE Scale To Rate How Hard You Should Work Out

    The RPE scale challenges you to gauge how hard you think you’re pushing yourself, based on a numeric scale. The American College of Sports Medicine defines RPE as “feelings of effort, strain, discomfort, and/or fatigue experienced during both aerobic and resistance training“, but uses a scale of...
  2. spartacus

    AusBB pullup and chinup comps

    AusBB pullup thread. Each rep needs to be full range, and clip posted. Here is example of good form https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34KzCLEgxCM Pullups (overhand) straight bar Taurus 22 reps, straight bar, 2 Aug. 2015, 98kg bodyweight. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8FLkrnQ0t-Y...
  3. Fadi

    Forced reps, a misnomer?

    The first time I wrote on forced reps was here The “F” word! back in 2009. I see myself writing about this method yet again today. Has anyone ever pondered over the name of this method? "Forced reps", are they really forced reps, or are they more a reduced reps of sort. I say that assistance...
  4. J

    Raging Lion Know your limits, and push yourself in an

    Raging Lion Know your limits, and push yourself in an exercise to the point at which you hit that limit. For every set, push to continue until you cannot continue with a single additional rep. You can shorten your sets when you start to get tired, but do not stop until you have no energy left to...
  5. Shrek

    Recent Kevin Levrone

    Comeback is imminent. ? http://pt.tapatalk.com/redirect.php?app_id=4&fid=6893&url=https%3A%2F%2Finstagram.com%2Fp%2F9epbKWHuyu%2F%3Ftaken-by%3Dkevinlevrone&au_id=4838241
  6. A

    Strength wars puts 66kg calisthenics athlete matthias against 75kg powerbuilder koray

    STRENGTH WARS PUTS 66KG CALISTHENICS ATHLETE MATTHIAS AGAINST 75KG POWERBUILDER KORAY – WHO WILL WIN? Calisthenics athlete and German champion Matthias challenges Powerbuilder Koray, who represents a mix of powerlifting and bodybuilding. Strength Wars #5 is the following: Deadlift 120kg 20reps...
  7. P

    workout review

    Hi guys, I'm new here, and maybe new to the fitness world. I would like to get my workout reviewed by more experienced people. I just use bodyweight exercises, I want to gain some mass and muscles but not like a body builder. I'm 30, 1.80m tall, 70kg. I'm quite lean but no muscles. So my...
  8. A

    Timed Deadlifts Challenge

    I thought it'd be fun to have a timed deadlift challenge. simply max reps in 10 minutes. pick a "level" and report how many reps you are able to get in the 10 minutes. then work ur ass off to get that number higher and beat yourself and fellow Ausbb members at your level. level 1 -0.75...
  9. Goosey

    Full range exercise versus partial

    We know the benefits of using machines over the barbell. more volume is required in barbell work because of the limited time spent under tension. An interesting study revealed that 80% received only half strength increases and fatigue using partial reps while 20 % increased strength by 100%...
  10. Goosey

    Rep cadence

    How long does it take you to perform 10 rep's on the bench press? 60 seconds 90 seconds 120 seconds
  11. A

    105kg POWERLIFTER vs 128kg STRONGMAN - STRENGTH WARS 2k15 #2

    Patrik Baboumian, 128kg vegan Strongman battling 105kg Powerlifter Jiří Tkadlčík in a challenge including deadlifts, prowler & keg lifts! STRENGTH WARS 2k15 is back with the second episode from Berlin Strength. This Strongman competition faces powerlifter and strongman with following heavy run...
  12. spartacus

    2015 Bench Press, most reps on bodyweight competiton.

    inspired by von, who wanted to have a bench comp for reps on 140kg that he was guaranteed to win, I propose a comp for most reps on bodyweight bench. But reps have to full range and locked out, no bouncing, and little pause between reps. Example of passable form...
  13. spartacus

    high intensity or high volume, which is best?

    I have always thought that training heavy, too often, is not necessary. Thoughts? Here is a recent ergolog article. http://www.ergo-log.com/muscle-growth-is-the-same-whether-you-do-high-intensity-or-high-volume-resistance-training.html
  14. A

    Weekly Discussion Thread #9

    This weeks topic: Back Training · What do you do for your back training? · What do you think most people neglect or do wrong? · What recommendations do you have for others in building a wide and thick back? · Any other questions/comments regarding the topic.
  15. White_Lie

    Review - Inov-8 Fastlift 335

    So I got these shoes recently and thought I'd share my opinion. Unboxing - initial thoughts were that they look tiny. Admittedly I am only a size 9US (so these are an 8UK) but they looked smaller than all my other shoes and I thought they wouldn't fit but they're spot on. Build quality looks...
  16. Jungnaut

    Reps to BN for reducing shipping rates!

    Hey there sexy Jungnaut Before we get to our Product of the Month, we've got an extra special treat for you... our flat rate shipping has been cut from $12 to just $7! It doesn't matter how big your order is or in which far flung part of Australia you live, with Bulk...
  17. vegas

    Measurement recording app?

    So after an extended lay off due to injury, I'll be getting back into the swing of things soon. I want to know if anyone has any recommendations for an iPhone app to store and track my measurements (legs, arms, waist etc) and weight. I'd prefer not to buy a full gym app because I have no plans...
  18. Repacked

    Unilateral imbalances & muscle activation

    For a little while now I have been doing some unilateral work once or twice per week focussing on my lower left side to bring up perceived muscularity and strength imbalances. This has gone a long way, and the visual difference is minimal now. I am aware that when squatting heavier weights...
  19. Shrek

    Rare Footage Of Arnold Schwarzenegger Training Chest - Wide-Grip Bench Press

    Why does Arnold have a short ROM even allowing for wide grip?
  20. A

    Attack of the DOMS (Muscle Soreness)

    DOMS = Delayed onset muscle soreness. Tell me about a specific workout you did that left you with insane muscle soreness..