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Pushing past a weight plateau?

My girlfriend has been on Weight Watchers for quite awhile and although she's lost a considerable amount of weight, she's still over 60 lbs away from her final goal. The problem is that for over the ...
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Carbohydrates prior to running

I know that a lot of runners stock up on carbs before a run. What is the benefit of this? I've heard some people say that you'll "hit a wall" if you don't take in some carbs before running. I'm ...
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Bodybuilding - Myofibrillar and Sarcoplasmic hypertrophy - Building muscles

I'm training for two years, trying to develop muscles (for astethics, being big and not for strength training). I read that in order to do that I should work more on my sarcoplasmic hypertrophy. As I'...
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Long overtraining - What is the solution and how much time is needed to recover?

A week ago, followed by 4-5 months of high intensive training I decided to take a break from the gym. I felt very disappointed and discouraged as I was training very hard and there were no gains, ...
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Supplemental exercises for breaking an overhead press plateau

Background: I've just recently completed the first 12 week period of StrongLifts. My finishing stats are below: Age: 24 Gender: male Height: 170cm (67in) Body weight: 68kg (150#) (I've been eating 4-...
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How do you break through a weightlifting plateau?

It seems like I have been stuck at a certain weight and reps for a while. What is the best way to break through this plateau? I have heard of supersets, negative sets and reverse pyramid. There ...
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Going backwards in training, do I need a break?

I've been steadily progressing with the Starting Strength program for a couple of months now. But my last two trips to the gym have been a disaster. When I started the program I could only ...
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Bench plateau, while other lifts continue to grow

I have been lifting weights for around a year now and my first program I followed was starting strength. Since then I have moved onto greyskull and my training week typically looks like this: ...
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Strength training: what to do when it becomes kind of easy, in order to keep improving

I've been training for several years, stopped for a while then started back but kept working out regularly (4-6 days a week) for the past 2 years. I lift heavy weight, do bodyweight training, skip ...
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BodyBuilding - Plateau and a new Workout Plan - Intermediate - Advanced

I have been traning my current session since December, that is about three months. If I consider my whole 3 years of traning sessions I would say this one to be the best. I learnt some new ideas ...
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Need suggestion on crucial weight loss

I was 108 kgs, I lost nearly 28 kgs of it in 5-6 months with a lot of learning and errors, got to 80 kgs, I lost it with dieting, and walking and a lot of it. I use to walk 14-18 km every day, had ...
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Increasing Weight : Plateau stage

I have been working out since 3 months. My weight, from that time, has increased 3 kgs. But now, since two weeks, the weight has been constant. My trainer told me that perhaps I have hit my plateau ...
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Plateau Chest/Back - Need New Routine

I've been working out for a little over a year now. I'm not in great shape, but I do believe I have a better-than-average diet. My question is how I can get my bench press and pull ups to increase. ...
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Breaking plateau on grease-the-groove chin-ups

About a year ago, I started using grease-the-groove to go from exactly 0 chin-ups to my current max of 5-6. My schedule is to do GTG 3X/week in a somewhat condensed way: if I'm also lifting that day (...
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Purposely cheating on part of the reps to overcome a plateau?

I just read about an interesting method to actually overcome plateaus fairly quick. It involves purposely cheating on part of the reps you do. For example, using cheating to your advantage one would ...
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Handling a single stagnating exercise?

About 6 years ago, after having been a couch-potato for about a decade (following a knee injury) I've picked up strength training once more, and for the most part I'm already back at about 80% of my ...
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Do I have to feel worn out to be losing weight?

I am currently trying to lose ten lbs, and was not doing so well, until a few minutes ago I hopped on the scale, and it turns out I've lost 20. That's down significantly more than 10 lbs from when I ...
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Weight loss plateau

I am desperate. I've always heard that when you hit a plateau you can adjust your workouts or your eating habits. I've done BOTH, and seen absolutely no progress in my weight loss. I started out at an ...
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Not able to add reps anymore. 7 reps for push ups, 1 for chin ups, x reps for inverted rows(specific angle)

Not able to add reps anymore. 7 reps for push ups, 1 for chin ups, x reps for inverted rows(specific angle) 180cm 78kg. 28yo. 8h sleep. 140g protein. no kcal deficit. All factors outside of training ...
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How Can I avoid Plateau?

I am workingout about 6 weeks. I don't want to hit plateau. My question is I have to change the workouts am doing or I have to increase the weight to make a change in my routine?? Example : I am ...
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Weight Loss after reaching a plateau [duplicate]

I am a 46 year old male (Height 170 cms and Weight 179.7 lbs) and I have just been diagnosed as Type 2 diabetic two months back and put on a mild oral medication by my doctor. I prefer exercising ...
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No weight loss despite exercise and fasting [duplicate]

I've been trying to loose weight for a while but have had pretty limited success. I lost a couple of kg's earlier in the year by cutting calories, but nothing since. Details below: My latest regime ...
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I have hit a weight loss plateau. Could my lower water intake have something to do with this?

I have hit a weight loss plateau. I have noticed that I have started drinking far less water than when I started my workout plan, and even a bit more sugar. So could it be that because of my lower ...